Saturday, 15th October, Andy picked up Jerry from Bristol and headed north toward Scotland for three weeks of intense filming for Visit Britain. They stopped over in Maulds Meaburn in Cumbria for the night and visited Charles Paxton, WildOpenEye.com website designer and his wife Kimberly. They saw an adult Brown Hare with young leveret on Crosby Moor and wondered whether the recent warm weather had stimulated a second breeding.
Fortified by a mouth-watering feed of tender local lamb at The Butchers Arms in Crosby Ravensworth, washed down with some very repeatable glasses of real ale, they unwound from their journey and were ready for business the following day.
The team interviewed Charles about www.wildopeneye.com on video before driving north through the lovely Eden Valley to “the dabatable lands” of the border through Gretna Green (still a very popular location for weddings) into bonnie Scotland and on to the “Athens of the north”, the great city of Edinburgh.
This shooting assignment focuses on Creative Scotland as part of the Visit Britain campaign that will help encourage and orient visitors prior to the 2012 Olympic Games. The team are thrilled with the assignment, they’re very fond of Scotland (with many superb locations for wildlife and landscape photography) and are determined to apply all their skills to do it justice. Edinburgh has an enormous amount to offer visitors of course, it has a well-earned reputation as a cultural Mecca and is dramatically photogenic. In short an ideal point to begin the filming!