It was great to have an old friend with us yesterday for a one-to-one photography course.
Eddie Dewhurst has been a regular on my courses for some years and this was the first time he has been to see me in our new how in Shropshire.
Above: Eddie hard at work taking landscape photographs in the Shropshire Hills
Eddie uses a Nikon D600 with a good range of lenses and he also likes to carry a Lumix compact - very sensible. His interests range from photographing his grandchildren to landscapes, interiors and close-ups of flowers.
After a good old chat about his work and a look though some of the beautiful prints he had brought along, we headed across the road from Martin's Hatch to photograph the old Norman Church
This lovely little church dates back to 1275 and is still in use today with a small, but active congregation. It is a joy to photograph - especially the interior on a day when the rain is coming down in torrents outside.
I think when he knelt in the aisle beside his tripod, Eddie was silently praying for good light and weather for our afternoon landscape photography.
After lunch we set off for the Long Mynd, in the Shropshire Hills, to take a look at some landscape ideas. We did manage to find some good, atmospheric pictures, but then the heavens opened again and we were forced to head back to base. Still, this gave us the opportunity to go through lots of the shots Eddie had taken during the day and for me to offer guidance and constructive critique.
We look forward to having Eddie with us again for another 121 photography course.