Westerham is a place I know pretty well – at least to drive through, I’ve been through the area many many times.
An anticyclone had brought cold weather and bright sunshine, so I was looking forward to getting out and shooting another walk with deep blue skies. Fiona was walking with me, so I’d chosen a short, circular walk in territory familiar to the both of us (Fiona grew up near here). The walk was pleasant enough, with a few short, steep climbs, but it was also somewhat disappointing as we spent most of the time in woods and we missed a good deal of the sunshine during the walk. By the time we emerged from the walk, the sun was very low on the horizon and as soon as it disappeared, the temperature plummeted.
Unfortunately, from a photographic perspective, this walk was a bit of a disaster as I’d left the Leica’s white balance on a manual, tungsten, setting from the night before and I was experimenting with a different exposure technique. I was trying not to look at the screen after every shot (I kept it covered with the half-case rear flap) as a result I didn’t spot how way-off the images were. Neverthless I managed to salvage a few images for the walk’s album.
Also, I changed the batteries in the Bushnell D-Tour halfway through the walk, without shutting down the machine first – and only half the walk was recorded.
This walk’s route courtesy the AA.