6.00: Travel inland to shoot Knowlton church, a ruined church built inside a neolithic henge.
A highly atmospheric location, which is well suited to the early morning light.
See page 128.
We then climbed into Mark’s car and set off the church. We were set up to take photographs at about 6.30 am. Unfortunately there was no mist. We aprked in a lane and walked to the mound at the side of the church. This put us on a level with the church.
Kingston Lacey – Beech Avenue
From here [Knowlton Church] we can then move on to the beech avenue at Kingston Lacy; mature beech trees flank the road and create a canopy over it. The leaves will not quite be the fresh green of early spring, but should still be vibrant and there are many interesting viewpoints and angles to shoot from.
Compositionally, we will work on achieving balance when shooting strong features within the landscape and using shapes and lines as the basis of composition. Technically, we will work on using polarising filters.
9.30: End of first session.
See page 120.
By the time we reached the Beech Avenue the morning ‘rush hour’ was in full swing. After leaving the car in a lay by we walked down the row of trees first on the right had hand side before crossing over to the other side. We were trying to get the road where it dipped to be free of cars. Again there was no mist to help with the light.
After a few close shaves with cars down the road we went back the car and went to try another location not originally planned for the morning.