The forecast suggested that we might have a rather nice sunset this evening so I packed up my kit and headed over to Thaxted and an area of the edge of the town that has recently been cleared of a lot of hedges opening up the view of the church and windmill…Issues I had

  • No sunset (at all, pretty much unremitting grey!)
  • My 70-200mm lens decided to stop focusing…and I didn’t realise for a while (it still makes the right noises, it just doesn’t focus, unless you manually focus it)
  • The council are repairing the road to my immediate left – there’s a set of traffic lights and a million cones that I have had to remove in photoshop
  • My battery ran out
  • There was a bunch of telephone wires (and poles) right across the image that had to be removed
  • It was really grey

I still enjoyed the act of being out there and making pictures, even if they weren’t really the shots I had in mind in the first place – I got some fresh air, a bit of exercise and a shot for today’s 365…and I was home nice and early for the footy…a pretty good afternoon despite everything!

The main image is an 8 shot panorama (each shot is a 5 shot HDR – so a total of 40 shots!), and I’ve also included a “close up” of the windmill below:

Autumn at John Webbs Windmill, Thaxted

About the author

I'm an amateur photographer who enjoys music. I'm currently the Chairman and Digital Secretary of the Bishops Stortford Camera club and an an LRPS and CPAGB

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