Wednesday, 24 September 2014
The Village of Tolo on the Peloponnese in Greece is a place I have visited for many years. There is something which draws me in; me and so many others. And so I have friends there who have the same fondness for this fishing village. One of these people is Lina. We talked about having a follow-up shoot to the one two years ago in Nafplion. Lina introduced me to her new friend Louisa whose family live in Tolo during the summer. We talked over a number of ideas and with the temperature in the high 30s we were a bit ambitious and ended up shooting at sunrise down on the beach. It was quite surprising how many people were around at that time of day but we went ahead and just enjoyed the atmosphere of sunrise in the water.
Our second location was a church high up in the hills above the village. Luckily Louisa was driving a Range Rover which was really needed to cope with the terrain. The church with it's blue roof, doors and windows was great but the heat was starting to get oppressive with totally no breeze. The view of Tolo and the bay is one vista that should be on everyone's to-do list. Totally needing breakfast we headed back to the beach and the Babaressa to catch up and view results. It is not very often a photographer goes on holiday and shoots with two girls with such lovely souls. Just enjoy........
Friday, 12 September 2014
Leaving the beach in Shoreham there were other locations round the harbour to explore and first stop was the new footbridge over the harbour to the town. It was surprisingly busy so the only option to use the people. Using the reflections in the glass panels was another bonus. All the while the conversation never stopped and it was then on to the strangest houseboats you could imagine. Boats fused with cars and coached but by far the most interesting was a converted Torpedo Boat. This was hard as we didn't want to offend the residents. From there it was of for a well deserved lunch close to the old Toll Bridge in a pub The Amsterdam with a cool beer on a very hot day.
I have no idea how long the sunken boat had been in the estuary but it was a brilliant prop some some atmospheric shots. Onto the bridge and the last of the locations playing with shadows and patterns. A terrific day in the wonderful company of Abi Flynn.