Western Heights is a series of old and now disused military buildings set into the hillside overlooking the port of Dover. They saw use in the 1800s as well as into the 1900s too, with the main parts being a line of gun emplacements (the guns have since been removed) as well as a fort and barracks for troops stationed here. The area has a real grungy feel to it, with lots of graffiti and a distressed look which worked really well with the bright colours we introduced into the scenes! Most of it is easily accessible but some parts have been blocked off with gates and bars.
Amy and I had a great catch up while we worked together, making the most of the late afternoon light. We finished just as it stated raining so I call that great timing! I wanted to compliment the coloured gels with some more natural images too, making the most of the sunlight streaming in through parts of the area and adding a bit of extra lighting when necessary. I love the colours we chose for the shoot - they really help Amy pop out of the backgrounds!
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