A day in Southampton chasing the sun!
On a part commercial shoot and shooting for pleasure yesterday I headed off for Southampton and surrounding areas for some landscapes. The weather in Bournemouth in the morning was absolutely glorious, so I grabbed my kit and jumped in the car!!
One of the downsides of being a photographer when shooting outside is having the uncertainty of the weather - but this also adds to the excitement as well. As I travelled towards the M27 with the New Forest each side of me, I was regretting not having grabbed my sunglasses, it was so bright. I got to Southampton and it started clouding over a little, but not to be put off I drove on.
As I got to the port area there was a huge sign saying "Queen Mary - Dock Gate 10" ....wow!! Brilliant! I said all my thank you's to those who were obviously looking over me and made my way to where the QM was. I entered a car park to find myself surrounded by high metal fencing - and although I could see her - there was no clear shot. I got out of the car and the sky seemed to darken immediately.
Light is a photographers best friend, we spend hours waiting for "that" light, but I didnt have hours! I tried a few shots - but knew they weren't what I wanted, so having wasted £2.30 on 2 hours parking for 10 minutes, I headed off again. I spotted a multi storey car park and figured that if I drove to the top of it that would be a fantastic view of QM in all her glory, but as I approached the car park entrance I was waved down by a guy in a high viz jacket and told I couldnt go in the car park! Great!!
Thankfully I carried on round and went into the Town Quay and although the weather was still not with me I fired off some shots of her and was much happier with the view.
As soon as I got back in my car and drove out of the city the sun came out in all her glory!!
Even thought the weather wasnt with me Grace the Queen Mary was a beautiful sight :) thank you so much x
beautiful shot xx
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