A day in Southampton chasing the sun!

October 08, 2013  •  2 Comments

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!!  



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Jennie Franklin(non-registered)
Even thought the weather wasnt with me Grace the Queen Mary was a beautiful sight :) thank you so much x
grace hunter(non-registered)
beautiful shot xx
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