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 XF 18mm f8.0 1/240s Thomas The Tank Engine
The final week of my March Challenge sees us on another great day out with the kids, this time to see Thomas The Tank Engine at the Watercress Line, also accompanied by Grandparents.
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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 XF 18mm f2.0 1/480s Emsworth Town Square
February has been a month of greyness and gloom both in weather and mood and in some ways my images reflect that.
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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”