This summer meeting was quite some distance from the club’s Weston Turville base, but the distance and gloomy weather didn’t deter the 20 or so members that made the trip to Aston Rowant on the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire border.
Chris Andrews was soon up and running with his camera out and making photos of the field full of hay bales next to where we parked the cars. We headed off with possibly the most uncertain weather of the summer season looming overhead. Indeed as we stated to walk up the hill there was a a few drops of rain falling. Those who’d opted for a rain jacket instead of just a fleece jumper probably feeling slightly pleased with their choice. The rain seemed to be over in moments and the rest of the evening was a walk up around the end of the hill. Quite a distance at around two and a bit miles too.
Once on the upper part of the hill the gloomy skies rewarded us with a break in the clouds and there were a few tripods seen. Members were either looking to the motorway for long exposure shots of the cars on the motorway…
Or like many, seeing the rays of sunshine coming through the clouds and illuminating the land out in the distance across Oxfordshire.
We headed further up the hill, and then returned via a different route. The effect of the earlier sunset meaning that it was almost dark by the time we reached the cars.
Next up is the last meeting of the summer season, a night shoot in Wendover on 31st of August.