07 Mar Chesterton Windmill – The Waiting game

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Chesterton Windmill is one of Warwickshire’s most famous landmarks set atop a hill overlooking the village of Chesterton. It’s design has been attributed to the famous architect Inigo Jones and the mill construction was completed in 1633. My travelling companions were Len and Cheryl Martin and I my camera was the Fujifilm X-Pro2.

01. We arrived at Chesterton Mill in flat light but a bit of blue sky was promising. There was no hint of the storm approaching. I took this frame with the XF 10-24mm zoom at 10mm on the X-Pro2.

02. It wasn’t too long for the first hints of sunlight to break through the layer of stratocumulus cloud. The storm appeared on the horizon out to the right of the shot and it wasn’t long before the bitterly cold wind picked up. There was still evidence of recent snow nestled in the shadow of the mill. I stepped away from the mill and zoomed the XF 10-24mm to 18mm to get a better perspective.

03. The sunlight continued to improve as the fringes of the stratocumulus gave way to the band of blue. By now it was evident that the storm on the right of shot was heading our way.

04. I swapped lenses to the 50-140mm zoom and made my way through the clumpy muddy field away from the mill. This had the advantages of sorting out the perspective and allowing me to better isolate the mill against the sky. By this point the storm was building and the sunlight window closing. You can clearly…

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