Forgive me, I know I said I would try to write at least one update to this blog each week and in reality this horse fell at the first hurdle. In truth, I’ve actually been really busy, I have in the last few weeks travelled most of the length of the UK, I’ve been as far north as Aviemore and as far south as Exmouth. This has given me some opportunities for photography.
One of those opportunities took me to Ruthven Barracks and unfortunately the light in the later part of the afternoon and early evening just wasn’t working, I did my best with it though and got a couple of reasonable shots, one I like is a silhouette, you’ll see it below.
From the other end of the UK and my journey into the southern part of England, I got some nice work done down in Somerset, what a beautiful area that is. Home of the incredible Cheddar Gorge where you can see locally produced cheddar cheese maturing in caves down the gorge.
I simply cannot tell you enough about this location, I urge you to visit Goughs Cave at the very least and take with you one of those hand held guides that tell you the history. Taking pictures inside a dimly lit cave can be a little challenging but if you take your time and are patient with the fact that this is a place that you cannot access until it is open to the public then you will eventually get the shots you want.
I hope that you like this work, I had a great pleasure in shooting inside the caves at Cheddar Gorge but that is not the only place I visited….
Somerset is a very beautiful location and below you will see just some of the locations I have been fortunate enough to visit, let’s just say Somerset, I will return.
One of the quirkiest locations I have ever taken a photograph is at Parliament Street, Exeter. It is believed to be the narrowest street in the world, it is only two and a half feet wide at its narrowest point. The Grand Pier at Weston Super Mare is quite a magnificent sight to see indeed, I love going under these structures and getting some geometric shots as you can see above. The pier is supported by 600 iron piles and is 1,300ft long.
Work to build the original pier started in 1903 and it eventually opened in November 1904. Unfortunately the pier was twice damaged by fire, the worst being in 2008 which resulted in the rebuilding of the pier and a major modernisation project being undertaken. The result is one of the best pleasure piers anywhere in the UK.