Hello readers… I am back from Somerset with a hangover and a suntan (no honestly – apart from Thurs night/Fri morning there was no rain). I decided to treat the festival this year as an unpaid (obviously) photoshoot. So instead of the usual pictures of the backs of heads and very small famous people (it’s difficult to get to the front with an SLR bag and various lenses – pro photographers have it easy) I decided to get out and about on the site and try and capture images that will hopefully give you an idea of the sheet scope and diversity of the festival. And I hope to share the best of the pictures I took with you in the coming weeks.
This picture was taken on Wednesday night (my first day there). I walked right to the back of the site above the stone circle and waited for the sun to go down. Those of you who have followed the blog since day one will now be familiar with the effects of camera shake so this picture was taken in the fading light with a tripod, remote shutter release and a 20s shutter speed. Thankfully the people in the foreground must have decided to stay very still and take the view in as well.
You can quite clearly see the tepee field and another field of tents behind that. Hope you like the image. More will follow