Encouraged by my hour in Wantage I set myself the challenge of repeating the exercise in Newbury. 60 minutes, one camera, one lens to do a shoot in the travel genre.
Coming out of the car park, this was my first impression. Modern and reflective shop fronts presenting interesting angles, shadows and colours. But Newbury isn’t new…
…and this shot gives a clue to a possible traditional trade.
Newbury seems happy to tell people how far it is to both Oxford and Bath. Both interesting places- perhaps a 60 min shoot in them sometime?
Continuing the sense of history, the corn exchange building is a strong hint to an agricultural past. Sadly this building no longer carries out this function but accommodates more modern facilities including the obligatory cafe.
And right here, past meets present in a building displaying old rooftop signage and accommodating a rather more modern business.
Running through Newbury is the Kennet and Avon canal.
Once carrying goods, the canal now caters for the leisure user and is home to swans with this year’s cygnets.
And finally this traditional looking advertising on the side of the butchers beside the canal was really eye-catching.