On my way to meet a client I was able to stop off at one of my favourite places. The River Severn is Englands longest river. In the stretch between Bewdley and Bridgnorth it has the Severn Valley Railway running alongside it. This is a section of few roads and limited access and the only way of seeing it is by foot or on the train.
I've always thought it a place where time stands still, and it looks much the same as it would have 100 years ago. Its a quiet place with only a few walkers and fishermen visiting it.
I didn't have long there and wasn't able to go very far. I concentrated mostly on photographing the bales of hay in a field, and shot several panoramas.
I had the Canon 7D with me in full "I've got a big camera so I'm a serious photographer" mode complete with battery grip. For this short walk I used a 28mm f1.8 lens which is a nice lens for the panoramas and a 55-200 zoom. Still haven't got round to getting the 18-135mm zoom which is apparently in short supply here in the UK. I'm waiting for it to come into stock again.
I would have liked to spend longer there and will timetable a longer trip in the near future. However it was an enjoyable hour.
Words - D
Images - D & A