Many of you will know that I have a passion for military history, especially The Great War of World War One and the Western Front of Belgium and France. It is here that names like The Somme and Ypres are etched in our history.
In the past I have photographed a number of events that bought this historical interest and my photography together; recently I covered The Battle of Frezenberg 100 years anniversary, photography of such events is, I believe, key to recording history and an area very dear to me.
The other week I was over in Belgium for a meeting on a typical wet stormy Flanders morning. As the meeting ended I started my drive down into France heading for the channel ports and home, as I did the sun started to break through with the light catching the many Commonwealth War Graves.
The dark stormy sky with the sun falling, almost glinting, on the white graves stones I know would make a memorable photograph.
Quickly grabbing my camera a small remote cemetery was my destination, after a short wait, and a massive downpour, the stormy shower started to pass overhead and the sun came through and I had just a couple of minutes to catch the moment.
The remoteness and the atmosphere of the cemetery with its stormy sky and sunlight break through, was well worth getting wet for!