After their stint in Oatlands last week the “Rosehaven” crew arrived in Geeveston for a day of filming. The weather was terrible when they were here last year but this time although it was below freezing when they started filming at 6:30am it was nice and sunny by the time that I arrived at 11:15 am. As it had been such a frosty morning the pavement was still wet and with the bright sunlight it was quite glary making it tricky to take photos looking down the street. I decided after watching for a bit that I would do better at the other end of the street. The shops were all open but there were security people keeping pedestrians off the set and occasionally stopping cars for a few minutes during takes. I was a bit wary about walking up the street but I had an errand at the post office and then made my way to the other end of the street. As I was there I dropped into Makers on Church Street to visit my friend Nicola who has a business there. I’ll show you Nicola’s work another day.
While Nicola and I were chatting outside the shop the film crew started getting ready to shoot just outside Makers so we had to go back inside so we would not be in the scene. I ended up inside Makers for quite some time while the crew filmed the two stars Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor walking down the street talking. Inside the shop was not the best spot to take photos due to the decorations in the window so I have a few new subjects for Bad Photo Monday from that lot. When the crew broke for lunch I went off to get my own and visit with some other Geeveston friends.
I had hoped to get more pictures at the second location after lunch but when I went by that location they were not there yet so I went back to get a couple more shots in Church Street. They moved to the second location a bit after 2:30pm but I decided not to follow them there as I had a half hour walk home and my second battery was getting a bit low. I did manage to get a half decent picture of both of the stars while I was there after doing a bit of post photo editing at home.
So here is my day in Rosehaven.
I was fairly pleased with the photos of the actors as apart from the first one of Celia Pacquola they were taken either through the window at Makers on Church Street or with my 300mm zoom lens from down the street and edited afterwards with Picasa. The first photo is my favourite though as I took it as she was walking towards me during a break in filming. She said hello to me and I said something trivial about the weather. I’m not used to talking to celebs. I thought she seemed nice and friendly though as were the crew when dealing with the public.
I think that they were filming scenes for more than one episode today as Celia Pacquola seems to be wearing two different outfits here. I’ll look forward to seeing them later in the year.