…And so to something completely different. I’ve said it before and will no doubt say it again: you go somewhere really photogenic and find something that has nothing whatsoever to do with the place; an image just spotted, en passant. It’s not even an image that ’rounds out’ the story. It’s just a bit of eclectica, or perhaps nonsense.
This was shot at Hever where our daughter got married recently (click here for our memories of a wonderfully happy day). We dropped in again a week or so ago just for sentimental reasons, grabbed some new shots of the place, and then wandered into the area where there were plants for sale. My wife went on a hunt for a particular plant and I do what I normally do in situations like that: I muttered the words (silently of course) to myself – ‘so, where’s the picture?’
I didn’t have to look far. There was an elderly couple sitting on a bench nearby and I was attracted to their legs. I’d better re-phrase that – I noticed the way they were sitting – synchronously – while trying hard not to notice the concept of socks worn with sandals. I casually pointed the Nikon camera in roughly the right direction at hip height while looking elsewhere and pressed the shutter button not really expecting much.
However, I discovered later, by sheer fluke, that I had got a clean and sharp shot and here it is for your delectation.