The photography group met up yesterday afternoon for the first time this summer. We aimed to get a bird’s-eye view of Cambridge, so we headed towards the car park on the roof of one of the biggest shopping centres in town. We posed against Cambridge’s timeless skyline, with King’s College Chapel and the tower of St John’s College Chapel prominent in the background. It was a magnificently sunny day – every photographer’s nightmare! Luckily, one of the students came equipped with a lens hood, which is a special piece of equipment used to reduce the glare from the sun. The rest of us relied on the occasional cloud that would effortlessly float by and block the dazzling rays. Not only does this result in clearer pictures, but it also protects the camera’s sensor.
Our next stop was the Garret Hostel Bridge just outside Trinity Hall. From this bridge, the students got to see the Jerwood Library (Trinity Hall College library!) from a completely different perspective. Rumour has it that this library was designed to look like the bow of a ship coming into port, but I’m afraid the angle we captured it from doesn’t do it justice!
We then made our way to Clare College and got to enter its Fellows’ Gardens, an
exceptional privilege! They were so incredibly beautiful and well-tended that we spent nearly three quarters of an hour taking pictures of flowery plants and relaxing around a pond of lily pads. Venturing further along the backs of the river colleges, we managed to get some impressive shots of King’s College surrounded by lush grassy fields. It was great to end our little photography adventure with some iconic views of Cambridge.