Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Cloisters and the streets

I was in Gloucester this afternoon and popped into the Cathedral to take some photos of the cloisters (these were used in 3 of the Harry Potter films), I decided to use the 24mm on the DF and shot them handheld - I did make a bit of a error in not checking the metering or I would have seen I was in spot metering.
I grabbed the images I wanted after working around the building works and screened off areas inside before grabbing some street photos and dodging rain showers.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Grey day in Cheltenham

We were in Cheltenham this afternoon, it was very grey and overcast with an ongoing threat of rain so I had the camera in and out of my coat to avoid the rain drops.

I had a couple of hours to walk around and grab some photos while Sheila was finishing her Christmas shopping - it was windy which made many head into the shops and even the stall holders trying to get their stalls ready for the Christmas market mostly gave up and went home with just a couple opened.

I took the DF with the 85mm to grab street shots and these are the results.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Barbury Castle

It was a very dull and overcast day today but I still needed to get out for my exercise and fresh air and I took the DF along with me.

I visited Barbury Castle near Swindon.

Barbury Castle is an Iron Age hill fort situated in Wiltshire, England. It is one of several such forts found along the ancient Ridgeway route. Today the wind was blowing quite strongly up there but at least it was good fresh air and the views were good even if a little hazy.

The grass over the fort was a rich green and windswept adding more character to the images, once again the 24mm did a great job of capturing the feel of the old fort and its surroundings as well as views from the high ground.