Tuesday, 2 June 2015


On Sunday there was a trip out to Stamford, Lincolnshire, organised jointly by the RPS East Anglia Region and the RPS Travel Group.  The aim of the day was to find out more about what constitutes "Travel" photography, and then put what we'd learned into practice by spending time wandering around the place taking pictures.  Last year it seemed a great idea to schedule the event for May 31st, as the late Spring/early Summer weather should display the golden stone of Stamford in its best light.  In the end it was cold, wet, windy and grey - a definite challenge for any kind of photography!

These are some of the pictures I took on the day.  Whether they capture the "spirit of Stamford" I've no idea, but they are the best I could manage under the circumstances...

A couple taken inside All Saints Church.  The figure is actually an engraving on glass which was being picked out by the light coming in from a door.

There were plenty of people around, despite the weather, but only a few were brave enough to sample the town's "cafe culture".

Stamford wasn't all beautiful stone buildings and chic boutiques...

I really must go back to Stamford when the weather is better, as it's a beautiful place which looks stunning in early morning or late evening light.  It also has The George, which is reason enough to visit the place!