This morning I visited Gommes Forge, about 2 miles outside of Princes Risborough. This was not a full shoot as production only happens Monday to Friday but an intro and reccy of the location. Met by Jed who with his dad Heorge were cutting fire wood in the rain I was quickly shown round the main areas of the Smithy. The family have always been blacksmiths, and can trace their ownership back to the mid nineteenth century. Now most of their work is wrought iron gates, fireside tools and aluminium castings of signs.
The Workshop covers a good size space with an outside area our back where the casting is performed, the metal heated to 1000 degrees. However due to machinery and projects the space is limited even with a 50mm. The large workshop reduced in size in the viewfinder to that claustrophobic workshop of the silversmith last year. I will be visiting again and will be shooting with a wider lens, - 35mm or a 28 if I can get it.
interior of Gonmes Forge