Saturday June 27th saw a small group of keen photographers arriving at Samford Museum where Geoff Harris, the Museum President, was waiting to let us in. We had booked the entire location for six hours during which we would be free to go pretty much anywhere we wanted without having to worry about getting in other visitors’ way or even leaving bags full of valuable camera gear lying around. We also had the benefit of having two of the stalwart Museum volunteers, Stan and Ray, posing as Blacksmiths and they manfully kept the forge going, kicking up sparks and flames, whilst we shot our photos.

After a convivial lunch at the Flying Nun cafe across the road we got back into it and spent the rest of our time shooting the school room memorabilia and working with some subtle flash illumination to mimic the effects of late afternoon sun.

Here’s a small selection of Nick Rains’s images from the day, all shot on the new Leica Q.

 

L1010444

 

L1010396

 

L1010512

 

L1010510

 

L1010509

 

L1010505

 

L1010503

 

L1010495

 

L1010494

 

L1010490

 

L1010488

 

L1010487

 

L1010411

 

L1010407