It’s step back in time to the days of blitz, rationing and utility clothing, this time it was a trip to the annual 1940s weekend in September, and it’s the most popular event on the Sheringham calendar.
Over the years this event has attracted more and more visitors and exhibitors, it is widely felt to be one of the best events of its type in the country.
This year I found more and more people were dressing up to be part of the day as well as the local shops taking part with decorating there establishments to look the part, with the music, and singing of American tan & Timescape, with the occasional air raid siren for good measure.
I decided to go along armed with my Nikon D-300, with a 70-200 2.8 lens , as well as my pocket size Canon G-7 to capture the moods that make this event a great place to take images. I decided to photograph the Charactor’s that were part of the 40s style, as there were plenty of them to chose from, infact there were more in the 40s style then there were in modern day attire.
With the help of modern tech I decided to make the images fit the period by toning the pictures using Silver Efex Pro along side Color Efex Pro to re generate the type of images that were produced in those days.
The dates for next year’s event have been announced, the 15th & 16th September 2018.