Lacock Abbey

So a while ago, we had a trip out to Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire. For those who do not know Lacock Abbey, it was the home of William Henry Fox Talbot. The building is now owned by the National Trust and has a photography exhibition space, where they display the works on various photographers

The museum, situated in the grounds of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, celebrates the achievement of William Henry Fox Talbot. Talbot captured the world’s first photographic negative at the abbey in 1835 and invented the calotype process, paving the way for photographic processes on film still used today.

extract from the National Trust Website

The house is fantastic to explore and has been used as location shoots for many films, amongst them Harry Potter. Well worth wandering around the cloisters. The Abbey is located in the village of Lacock. The village is pristine, again being used as location shoots for TV and film. Walking around the village you do feel that you have stepped back in time, very easy to forget that you are in the 21st Century.

So after wandering around with the camera, I had a few images. Looking at them I though the best way to display them would be to try to replicate the method from Fox Talbot’s, so here they are. Originally edited using Lightroom and then converted to Black and White using Silver EFex and the Antique Plate preset.

If you are close or passing by, I would recommend dropping in, it is well worth the visit, and don’t forget your camera.



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