We made one of our occasional visits to Bicester Village mid-week – a luxury outlet shopping village about a half-hour drive from home. Before I go any further I’m relieved to report that my wife was not on a mission to empty the bank account through expensive purchases in Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Jaeger, Dior etc. No, we were simply after an ironing board cover (price £16 in Cath Kidston). We were probably the couple who spent the least that entire day. Thankfully Bicester Village does not include outlets such as Nikon, Sigma, Gitzo, otherwise the account might have taken a bigger hit.
Each time I chauffeur my wife there, I go determined to find something new to photograph and on this occasion I came away with at least four usable images. Eyes up to the roof line for today’s image – an attractively worked roof line actually – where above weather-boarded walls I spotted a Weathervane (weathercock).
This being winter I am spending more time working indoors and some of that time is spent working harder on images to release the potential that my creative spirit has spotted. This was a fairly ordinary original but I think it has responded quite well to the workout it was put through in CS5 and OnOne’s Perfect Effects. It certainly helped to have an interesting sky with cloud well placed to allow the Weathervane to stand proud.
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Before I forget, I am now on Instagram (@andyhooker) for any Instagram-ers wishing to follow me. There’s even a shot taken inside Cath Kidston from this trip, but not of an ironing board cover!