A wonderfully sunny evening was just what’s needed to bring out the photographers and that’s just what we got for our 2nd Summer Evening event this year. At 7:00 PM I was delighted to find a gaggle of photographers waiting to opposite St Mary’s enjoying the summer sunshine!
For this particular evening’s photo walk I planed a meandering path around Hitchin Town Centre which took in some of the classic views of Hitchin, also showed of some of Hitchin’s hidden gems.
We started by walking up Windmill hill which gave a series of fantasic views over the town, and lots of unexpected details, before coming back into the town via Hollow lane where walking into the direct sun light provided some great opportunities for “contre-jour” (or against the light photographer).
We moved onto the area around the river Hiz, St Mary’s cloisters and the church and grave yard itself. The combination of the low evening sun and some creative use of a polarising filter lead to this wonderful shot by Gareth of a new apartment block and it’s reflection.
Talking of reflections as the sunset, the area around the cloisters received some amazing light as the sun shone in from one direction and the windows of some nearby flats provided a perfect fill light from the other as several of our photographers took back lit images of the spider’s webs within the iron work.
Finally we moved on through St Mary’s grave yard and onto the town square, Bucklersbury and of tile house street all off which were bathed in some beautiful evenings sunshine.
Many thanks to Gareth, Tony and Lee who sent me some pictures to include in this update.