Just before christmas I arranged a photo shoot with Eva. When we met to talk through what she would like to get from the shoot, type of images and style her main requirement was to have some photographs done by water.
My initial thought was a trip to the coast. But as much as I love the coast in winter, the windswept sand dunes, the sea spray as the wind blows across the tops of the waves, the feeling of the wind as it rushes passed you with a force that can make you stumble and take your breath away. I thought about how Eva would feel being wind swept and how quickly she could get cold. A shoot on the coast can be fantastic, I’ve throughly enjoyed them in the past but they aren’t always the right location.
So I turned my thoughts to other options and decided to use Virginia Water as the location. It’s a great area that joins The Great Park. There’s a large lake with woodland paths, Roman ruins and a striking water cascade.
Over a mug of hot chocolate we talk through a couple of locations and set off for the shoot. I love taking photographs and can easily shoot all day given the opportunity but when your in good company, the sun is shining, the air is crisp and clear it all makes for a perfect shoot. The behind the scenes video has some of the images inserted and you can see more on my website by clicking here.
The ornamental cascade in the feature inage was built in the 18th century when the lake was enlarged by George III. Virginian Water was first dammed and flooded in 1753, until the great reservoirs were built the lake was the largest man-made body of water in the British Isles.
If you would like more information click the following link Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the video.
(Video by Chris Blake – http://www.chrisblakephotography.co.uk)