It is August and thoughts naturally turn to . . . Christmas . . . !
Sorry, but I am afraid it’s not just the big brands that are preparing for Christmas in August, but we folk selling handmade items are also busy working towards the ‘gift’ season.
This week there has been excellent early morning sunshine and the river has been like a misted mirror reflecting gorgeous, natural light. In other words it has been ideal for a photoshoot.
And, having ten scarves ready for photographing, including a couple of ‘Christmassy’ ones, it was off to the banks of the River Orwell.
It is approximately a 300 metre walk down hill through deciduous woodland from the car park to the banks of the river. Then a short walk along the shore for a set up just downriver from the Orwell Bridge.
It is a popular place for dog walkers and people wishing to picnic at the water’s edge or even swim in the river. It is also an interesting place for photographing my work as the light is similar to that reflecting off the sea, but the area is more sheltered than the coast with less wind to blow the scarves about.
We had a couple of hours taking pictures before the sunlight became too bright and also, at this time of year, too hot.
By the time we had finished I had taken over 500 shots of varying quality. The sun was high in the sky, the mist had burnt off and it was time to pack up. Fortunately, the traipse back up the hill was not as arduous in the heat as it might have been, but was surprisingly pleasant thanks to the cool, airy shade of the woodland.
9 thoughts on “Photoshoot down by the river.”
Glad it all went well despite the heat.
Thank you. I’m pleased the cooler weather has now arrived with September.
Despite the pressure of needing to get the best possible shots, this sounds a lovely interlude, worth the early start.
Yes I think we will be using it again. ‘Pressure’ doesn’t quite cover the session!!! 🙄
You picked a lovely location ate the right time of day to highlight your creative artwork Agnes.
Thank you. I think it is a very attractive spot and will definitely be using it again.
Some lovely shots here – like the calm, natural feel of them all but especially the ‘distracted by dogs’ portrait.
Thank you. Ah we do love dogs and I am in the process of trying to find a rescue dog that I can pick up, but isn’t yappy. I have to be able to pick it up so I can take it with me to visit my father. Sadly, his block of apartments doesn’t technically allow dogs. 😟