Summer Photo-shoot – June 27th 2017

The first photo-shoot of the Summer Programme was at Wichelstowe and was attended by 7 members. After sweltering weather during the previous week, the Met Office had forecast heavy rain for the evening, with a yellow warning being issued. As is often the case, they got it wrong but we did encounter some light drizzle and some very flat light, meaning that conditions were far from ideal for capturing decent images.

This, coupled with some access difficulties to the canal towpath, severely limited the number of photogenic opportunities. The resident grey heron by the towpath was very skittish and soon took flight and disappeared for the rest of the evening. Despite some further exploration, we failed to find a stretch of canal that would send our camera shutters into frenzied action and thereafter retired to a local hostelry where we talked matters photographic and beyond. Fingers crossed the weather gods are more favourably disposed towards us for the next photo-shoot at Corsham.