Monday, August 02, 2004
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury
This view of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury has featured on countless chocolate boxes and calendars, and was made famous in the Hovis TV advert.
The problem with this view, as always, is the light.
The street is south facing, on a hill, with a wall running down the right hand side of the street.
Leave it too late in the day and the houses are in shade.
Arrive too early and you are shooting into the sun.
So far I have visited Gold Hill 6 times to try and capture this view.
I reckon the best time to capture this scene is 2 to 3 in the afternoon in November or February.
As it is now August this is my best shot.
Time 14:35pm Shutter 1/250 Aperture F8
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