A brief gap in the endless rain with a gorgeous day on Friday. Hankley at its best, with big skies and the intense greens and silvers of the scots pines and skeletal birch trees. Looking up at the sky above the pines it could have been the middle of summer… apart from the biting wind of course.
They’re still working hard on the set but are also filming at a spot a bit away from the ‘village’. We didn’t go very close but I snapped a couple of shots on full zoom (I wish I had a camera with a big long zoom lense!) and on looking at them, it seems to be the director Justin Kurzel talking to some cast members. That looks like Michael Fassbender on the right and Patrick Considine on the left, although with such a crap pic it’s hard to tell. I’m utterly intrigued as to what on earth those strange over-the-head contraptions are. Cameras?
I figured they wouldn’t start the main filming until the village was built, but they seem to be cracking on with it. The shot across Hankley bowl with the smoke drifting across is taken from the site of the Skyfall Lodge entrance gates.