I normally take my annual holiday at the beginning of June each year on the basis that as it is near mid summer the weather should be good and it is light for nearly 12 hours a day, and the schools have not yet closed for their summer holidays, so the places I like to visit are usually quiet.
This year I had a slight problem, I went down with a cold on the second day of my holiday and it left me virtually housebound for the majority of my break. I did arrange for a photo shoot at the end of my holiday and thankfully I was over the worst of the cold.
I had arranged for ERosanne to travel down to me for a shoot and Fire’s Secret, who had wanted to meet with ERosanne, was asked to join the shoot so that they could work together.
On the day of the shoot the weather was a bit suspect, but as time passed it improved and by the time ERosanne arrived it was quite pleasant, reasonably warm and the light was good. After a quick cup of tea and the application of make-up etc we started to get some images in my garden.
Later on Fire’s Secret joined us after she had finally found my place, she takes a different route every time she visits me. Introductions were made and after some comparing of notes etc with ERosanne we did some shots in my garden with one wearing a white dress and the other wearing a black beach dress, talk about giving yourself some contrast issues.
After a quick change, we all got into my car and went to a local wood that I knew would have some excellent evening sunlight to enhance the shots. When we arrived at the wood, there were hardly any other people there, but no sooner had we set off to where I wanted to take the photos and two cars with very loud sound systems turned up, at least while the music was playing we knew where they were!
The first woodland set was curtailed when a small group of curious onlookers arrived on the scene, but they left disappointed after while as the two models looked through the images on the back of the camera. At the suggestion of ERosanne, the models then went and set themselves up for some shots in a field of barley, but we had to wait for the sun to make an appearance from behind a cloud. The lighting worked well and I was glad I was using a stabilised lens at a relatively slow shutter speed for a lens at 200mm.
After few more shots in the woods we then set off back to my place for something to eat, but at the request of the models we stopped at a field that was full of poppies for the last set of images in the evening sunshine.