May Day Merriment

Bank Holiday Monday – and it’s not raining!  A friend was taking part in a Tudor
re-enactment by the Suffolk Free Company at the Chiltern Open Air Museum so we went along to see what photographic opportunities we could find.

The museum was opened in 1976 with the aim of rescuing threatened historic buildings and over 30 buildings have now been rebuilt at the site.  These include a Victorian farm, a toll house, a forge and a tin chapel.

The re-enactment included music from Myal Pyper, a Hand-Fasting ceremony and a musket demonstration.

It was a very sunny day so the light was rather strong.  I’ve used Lightroom to balance the highlights and shadows as much as possible.  All photographs were taken with a Canon EOS60D with a Canon 24mm pancake lens, Canon 40mm pancake lens or a Tamron 70-300mm lens for the close-ups.

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