The temperature yesterday in the south of the UK was hotter than Athens, Madrid and Rome. Summer has come unexpectedly early, but rain is on its way. These events remind me of a quote attributed to King Charles II: ‘The English summer is three fine days and a thunderstorm’.
Three summers ago I visited the Ansel Adams exhibition at Greenwich on a hot summer’s day and took this image. I processed it deliberately to try to evoke the feel of a day like that when the light seems too strong, particularly when you emerge from a darkened exhibition space and your eyes take time to adjust to the blinding outdoor light with the colour drained away.
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