The cunning plan was to go to Devon take a few nice autumn pictures and then give a talk to Newton Abbot Photo Club in the evening.
I drove to Devon in the early morning in soft sunshine thinking my luck had changed as it wasn’t raining. I met up with a friend Paula Graham ARPS who is an excellent photographer and she drove us around Dartmoor in her Landrover.
We had lunch at a pub in Widecombe in the Moor on Dartmoor, it was a fine warm autumn day so we left our coats in the Landie. While we were having a baguette for lunch the sky absolutely opened and it rained and rained. We finished lunch and had to get back to the landrover parked about 250yds away and it was still chucking it down. Paula tried to borrow an Umbrella from the pub. No deal.
She came back with two large black bin bags, so we broke a hole in the bottom of the bag so we could see, put the big bags on and headed out in to the storm.
By the time we arrive back at Paula’s house it had stopped raining and faint shafts of evening light passed over the distant hills.
The shot posted above was one of the best taken that day and was taken on Paula’s Patio – she has a beautiful house in the middle of nowhere with stunning views all year round – some people have all the luck and taste!
(c) Andy Beel FRPS