A photograph I took of the mill at Sturminster Newton seven years ago has proved to be a best selling greeting card. It has also been used on several calendars. At the time I used the Canon 5D Mk2 camera with the Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 L USM lens at its widest setting.

Now I am using two Fuji cameras, particularly the X-T2 with the 16-55 f/2.8 lens and this photograph has been taken more recently. I like the yellow tall bearded Iris ‘Flagstaff’ flowers in the foreground as well as the white cow parsley.

The mill itself can be difficult to photograph in the early morning – which I normally prefer – due to the low angle of the sun casting shadow over the building. So often it is midday before a decent photograph can be obtained. Even so, a decent light needs to be available to illuminate the scene including the River Stour and the weir in addition to the mill itself of course.