Harvest

I am trying to do a field trip every week. Yesterday I went to Shrewsbury ostensibly to see an exhibition but also to to some architectural photography around this lovely old town. It took me ninety minutes to travel 200 metres from the railway station such was the wealth of photographic interests. The exhibition was part of the Hereford Photography Festival presented by the excellent on-line photo magazine SquareMag (click on the name to go there) and was just a few yards from the station at Shrewsbury Coffeehouse. It was a great venue; the coffee and food was superb and the whole place was a community. Downstairs some kids were learning French, locals and business folk were having morning coffee and their meetings. It was joyous!

A couple of shops up was the best greengrocer store I’d seen in ages. There were boxes and boxes of fresh farm produce all beautifully laid out. For the price of a couple of apples I had a whole plethora of still life settings to photograph. This is my favourite image from the shoot. Hard to tell it was taken on a compact!

Thank you to Shrewsbury Coffeehouse, Pomona and SquareMag for a great morning!

Panasonic DMC-TZ10, 1/30 sec @ ƒ3.5 & 1/3 stop underexposed. The processing was done in Silver Efex Pro2 with a preset I’ve developed based on Kodak’s ISO 32 Panatomic X push-processed by +1.5EV.

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