Green Fayre at Aylesbury

It was a lovely warm late summer afternoon in Aylesbury, quite idyllic and with the young women from the Climate Rush in their long white Edwardian-style dress and a TV personality and a Euro MP thrown in it should have been a good photo opportunity.

© 2009 Peter Marshall.

But somehow it didn’t work out quite as well as I’d hoped, although a few pictures aren’t bad, and they make quite a nice set of images of the event – perhaps with a suitable soundtrack. But no really interesting single images. Perhaps there wasn’t quite enough happening, the lowish sun was a bit too harsh and flare was a problem on quite a few images.

© 2009 Peter Marshall

Plenty of pictures that show the people, show the event, but lack the magic. Perhaps it was the spell of Aylesbury, which seems the kind of small town where not a lot happens (though the plums were nice.)  Or perhaps I was expecting too much.

© 2009 Peter Marshall.

The pictures aren’t bad, just somehow it was such a nice day and I expected more.

Most of the time I was using the 24-70mm Sigma, though the above picture with Caroline Lucas sitting with a group of the Climate Rushers was taken with the 12-24mm Sigma.  Really this is just a little too extreme for most things and something like a 16-35mm would be much more useful. Also having a bit of overlap in focal lengths between lenses would help to cut down on lens changes.

Lots of pictures on My London Diary .

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