Through to the light
A couple of months ago I was out wandering round the local town of Hadleigh in Suffolk with a friend. We had our cameras and were on the hunt for interesting things to shoot. Eventually we ended up down by the river and this bridge. I immediately wanted to get down into the water with my tripod – but since I was in regular shoes and didn’t have a tripod with me that wasn’t going to happen. So instead I hand held a set of 3 brackets and combined them afterwards.
Maybe at some point I’ll get to go back with my tripod and a willing victim, sorry model, to do a ghost shot under there.
Usually when you walk along by the Thames all the little gates leading down to the water are closed. Locked even. So when we discovered one that was actually open, well we just had to go on a troll hunt under Westminster Bridge. I mean how could we not – the trolls might have left it open just for us! Ok that’s a creepy though but you get what I mean……
The Thames is tidal at this point and was very low. So it took quite a bit of care to get down the seriously slippery steps. There was much squishing about and trying not to think of what we might be treading in. Down by the water we set up our tripods as close to the edge as we dared since no one fancied a soggy camera. This was the view under the bridge facing east, I’ve looked carefully but I can’t see any trolls. Maybe the security services have chased them all away…
Remember I mentioned some Google+ themes which I’m helping to curate? Well here is the second. Bridgewednesday spear headed by Lynda Bowyer with myself and Helena Martins making up the rest of the team.
These were my offerings yesterday.
I just love suspension bridges. They’re so elegant and beautiful while showing their engineering to the world. Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to walk over this one but I did go underneath on a troll hunt.
This shot is of a model and makes me think of the little robots in the film Silent Running, no idea why it just does. The next theme will be up on Friday….
Have a great time with your cameras for the rest of the week and take care…..