Summer at Batemans / by Nigel Rumsey

I don't make the effort to get out with my Hasselblad as often as I would like, but when I do I'm very rarely disappointed with the results. If you've ever used one you'll know it's not a camera to be rushed, but that guides the type of shot you take. So inevitably they're more contemplative than they might be with a smaller, lighter, camera. Just to emphasise the scale of the backlog in my film developing, scanning and posting, this shot which I scanned last week is not from this summer, it's not even from this year, it's sometime during the balmy days of last summer.

A young boy sitting under a tree at National Trust property Batemans,

This is the former home of Rudyard Kipling, now a National Trust property, Bateman's.