Tring was the destination for the last of the summer meetups; this one headed by Mike Perry.
A good number of us congregated outside the Church of St Peter & St Paul in the centre of Tring. The Church is a Grade 1 listed building. Unfortunately for us there is work being carried out on the tower, so scaffolding and corrugated sheets hindered any likelihood of getting good pictures. Certainly a place to revisit at some stage as it is a very attractive Church with a long history going back to the 11th century.
It was a very warm and sticky evening, and to start, the light was poor. The sky did brighten up as we headed towards Old Tring, and the many beautiful houses with interesting brickwork, giving lots of texture in the low evening light. Near impossible to get clear photos of the houses as the roads were clogged ‘nose to tail’ with cars parked up. This of course, made us try and use our imaginations to get something interesting. A good challenge and learning curve for some of us. And the question “Why didn’t I think of that angle/view etc? This is where going out as a group really helps, everyone will have taken a different view on what is the same scene in front of us. There were some pretty gardens along the way enabling us to shoot close ups of flowers and foliage. And a few cats stalking the streets!
As the nights are drawing in faster now. we headed for the pub earlier than the scheduled finish. It was a good way to spend the last of the summer meetings, sitting in the garden chatting about all things photography, sipping a cool drink.
Thanks to Tami for writing the blog.