So after a meet up at the hotel at the end of the first night where the conversation flowed about all sorts of photography related chat and who we all watched on youtube, it was time to get to bed and a 5.30am alarm call for the next morning.
Waiting for us at the car park for North Hill around 6.15am, Andy led us up the very steep slope to the the summit area. The wind was pretty strong and conditions wern't great but we persevered.
We all played with a few combinations of shot and explored what we could and we all said that if we dodnt get anything it was ok. I think in general despite the conditions we all did pretty well.
After a descent and a breakfast at the local pub, we all split for a few hours to relax and get ready for the afternoon shoot.
A change of plans due to the weather meant that we thought it would be best to go indoors. A few more photographers had joined us at that point, each experts in their own style of photo. After a quick 10 min intro for everyone and waiting for Andy we then decided on a plan. Luckily across the street from where a couple of us were staying was Great Malvern Priory.
Wikipedia: "It was was a Benedictine monastery c.1075-1540 and is now an Anglican parish church. In 1949 it was designated a Grade I listed building. It is a dominant building in the Great Malvern Conservation area. It has the largest display of 15th century stained glass in England, as well as the largest collection of Medieval floor and wall tiles. In 1860 major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott. It also the venue for concerts and civic services."
What a great venue to shoot in. The group all wandered freely and found their own compositions. One of mine is below.
Outside the weather wasnt good, the light was flat and fading and after a couple of hours shooting the obligatory curry followed.
Malvern is a great venue to shoot if you are in the area and please feel free to leave a comment if you want to know the best vantage points in the area.
So here it is folks, Day 2.
From inside Gt, Malvern Priory
Images from the episode.