Whilst on holiday in Cornwall, we decided to visit Charlestown, a small port near St. Austell. On arrival there seemed to be many more cars there than we remembered from previous visits – the car park was full and we needed to park about half a mile up the road and walk back in to the village.
On reaching the quay there was a very disappointing notice – the harbour & beach were closed to the public for the next three days. It seemed we’d picked the wrong day to visit!
Then we noticed the crowds, the barriers and a number of vans from companies that provided “services to the movie industry”. It seemed we’d unwittingly stumbled into the filming of the next season of Poldark!
The harbour at Charlestown.
Almost as soon as we realised what was going on, we got a glimpse of Eleanor Tomlinson.
Eleanor clearly wasn’t involved in the day’s filming but was happy to greet the crowd and pose for a few selfies.
We decided to go up to the other side of the harbour and get the long lenses out!
This is where the action was taking place – a small market scene next to the walkway between the quays.
The crowd gathered on the other side of the harbour.
A mix of actors in costume and crew members.
We seemed to have got there during the lunch break!
A second actor we recognised – Richard Hope who plays Harris Pascoe, the banker.
After lunch, attention turned to the market stalls.
Aidan Turner made his entrance.
Walking over the bridge
Walking back over the bridge.
“I want you to go over to the other side of the bridge, then walk back over here.”
The best shot of the day!
Sharing a joke – not as sharp as I’d have liked but I had to include this one!
The steam fayre is held every September in the grounds of Shuttleworth House in Old Warden. This year was the 60th annual event.
Just some of the people involved in showing the many engines.
Horses & Carriage
It was the Hitchin Food Festival this weekend – a family day out to celebrate local produce and entertainers… and take some photographs of course!
Dishing out the jam
Serving up something
The Cheese Knife
Deep in Conversation
Busker – with an unusual guitar
Busking by the Memorial
Busking must be stressful – when we went back a bit later he’d visibly aged!
Plenty of Buskers!
The Cheese Expert
What else do you do at a “food festival”?
Are you looking at me?
All photos taken with a Canon EOS60D and a 50mm F1.8 lens. Processed using Adobe Lightroom.
It was the final Camera Club “evening outing” of the Summer, prior to the new season starting next week. We met at the fountain in the Broadway and walked into town. It was raining when we arrived but that soon stopped as the daylight faded, to remind us that Autumn is rapidly approaching.
The Fountain in the Broadway. You can see the clock tower of the town hall in the background on the right – and a group of photographers sheltering from the rain on the left!
Marcus & Jeremy brave the elements to photograph the fountain.
Park Bench – probably a bit wet to sit on at the moment!
The Broadway Cinema – “Splash Test” seemed appropriate considering the weather!
Down into the Broadway – it was getting quite dark by then.
Morrisons? I cheated here – the second ‘O’ was also out so I turned it on in Photoshop.
Outside the Chip Shop
Blue Water Fountains
At this point we found ourselves outside a pub and the siren-call of the beer lured us inside, putting an end to the evenings photography!
It’s the August Bank Holiday, which means it’s time for the Scarecrow Festival in Shillington. We went for a two and a half hour walk round the village to see if we could spot them all…
Drive slowly though the village!
The chef at “The Crown”
The Three Wise Scarecrows
Good Afternoon, Mister President!
The Odd Couple
The one looked really lifelike!
Another pub chef – this time at the “Musgrave Arms”
Crow-ella De Ville
Go for the Juggler!
Too cute to scare the crows?
We had a day trip to Heybridge Basin to meet up with Mike from the Photography Forum. It was originally meant to be a larger meet-up but some others were unable to attend. They missed a good day out as Mike took us on a guided walk round the estuary and along the canal into Maldon and back.
The uninvited guests – these wasps interrupted our coffee & toasted teacakes!
“Daffodil” on the canal
“Becky” on the canal.
“Bertha” at Maldon
Found in Maldon!
Another Hitchin Camera Club evening photo-walk: this time to a wood between Shefford and Campton. Amazingly, despite it being only 5 minutes drive from where I’ve lived for the last 30 years, I’d never been there before! The plantation contains some interesting wooden sculptures.
Squirrel and his acorns
The dragonfly seat
The owl bench
Peace, Respect and Hope
Helmet and Shield
Light and Shade