Stonehenge, a small circle of old stones in the middle of a field, must be one of the most photographed places in the world. It does look diminutive from the road but when you finally get up close you can really appreciate the impressive scale and ancient legacy of the site.
This was a family day out first and foremost, but even though every nook and cranny has been explored by far more skilled photographers I hoped to come away with my own take.
There is a common opinion among picture-takers online that the view is ruined by all the tourists and it was indeed busy when we got there. I quickly realised however that the people, admiring the stones and absorbing the atmosphere, are actually an integral part of the experience so this is where I tried to focus my captures.
Some are best viewed on a large screen.
FUJIFILM X-E2 XC 16mm f9.0 10s (+ Hoya ND1000) Emsworth Station Ghost Train
For my March assignment I decided to return to Emsworth Train Station (see my earlier challenge post), this time in daylight.
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FUJIFILM X-E2 35.5 mm f11.0 1/125s Rising out of the sea
Last week I made a quick trip to the northern tip of Hayling Island to scout out the Hayling Billy Trail, a walk that follows in the footsteps of the long gone steam train that once carried passengers between the island and mainland.
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FUJIFILM X-E2 35mm f8.0 1/512s
This is my final week of black and white, and whilst I don’t have any profound lessons to share it has been an interesting month. At times frustrating as colour can often define an image, but overall my fascination with mono has increased.
Continue reading “Horsham Streets”
FUJIFILM X-E2 XF 18mm f5.6 1/80s Freezing Behinds
Week 3, the week I finally cracked. I awoke early on Saturday to a crisp and clear winter’s morning and decided to take a walk around Emsworth Harbour. I was treated to a particularly beautiful sunrise, the sky a fiery orange and vibrant blue contrasting wonderfully with the cold white frost covering the Quay and Mill Pond. How could I represent this dramatic scene in black and white and ignore those glorious colours? I couldn’t… Continue reading “Harbour Contrasts”
FUJIFILM X-E2 XF 18mm f2.0 1/32s Emsworth Train Station
Week 2 of my month in monochrome, and I’m not quite sure where it went. Lacking inspiration after last week I decided to begin shooting some of my daily commute. It takes a large part of my day and I feel it will be the hardest part of my year of challenges to capture.
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FUJIFILM X-E2 35mm f4.0 1/128s Horsham Park
My challenge for January is Monochrome. One month of seeing the world in Black and White. It is something I only started to appreciate in the past year and I’ve grown to love the emotion, detail and impact it can imbue an image.
Continue reading “Foggy Horsham Morning”