The main reason for our five day photography excursion to Dorset in June was to capture images of the full moon through the arches of Durdle Door. Thanks to Steve Hubbard for calculating when this event would be taking place. On the first full day in Dorset we had arranged for a day’s photography workshop with Mark Bauer.
Gold Hill in Shaftesbury
I have to put my hand up and admit that we were chatting so much about the planned trip that I missed the turn and we finished up way North of our planned route.
We had copies of Mark’s Photographing Dorset book with us and in there on page 136 we found Shaftesbury and Gold Hill.
Gold Hill was where the famous Ridley Scott’s 1973 Hovis commercial was filmed (not in the North of England at all!)
After we had parked we followed the signs to Gold Hill.
We went down the steps at the side of the Town Hall …
… and there was Gold Hill.
Behind us were a couple of cafes with table and chairs set up outside. All of the tables were filled with tourists looking down the hill. We joined the other photographers taking pictures down the hill.
I grabbed this picture of some monks as they too were leaving Gold Hill.
Along the main street we walked along Park Walk that gave us a view over Gold Hill.
Everywhere was busy so we left without stopping for a drink at the nearby Costa.