Yesterday afternoon saw me shooting images of a lovely family at their home in Blickling. After a good couple of hours of photographyI began to head home, deciding to check out the areas around Buxton & Coltishall to see what the light was doing. We’ve had some terrific early evening light of late, but alas it’s not fitted in recently with my work, so I’ve missed many of the opportunities.
After checking out a few locations I decided to continue home, the light wasn’t working for me. On the way, as I passed through Ludham the light began to change and I thought I’d go via How Hill to check out the classic mill and the Broads. On a arriving, I was amazed to find no less that 8 photographers all along the river edge within about 80 yards of each other, all shooting the same picture. Thinking they were on a workshop, I had a chat with a couple, but alas they didn’t know each other and had just popped down with their gear.
I’m not really into this whole pap style landscape photography, all getting the same shot, what’s the point? I looked around at other options and actually decided on shooting from the bank across the marsh to capture the mill and trees and thus creating a silhouette. It wasn’t the initial photograph I had in mind, but alas I liked the look of it and as the light faded, the scene was set..
Packing up my gear, I did have a chuckle as I noticed one of the other photographers had followed my lead and setup a mere 40 yards behind me.