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.



A Long Weekend in Bath

Though it was about time that we had a long weekend a way, so after much debate and thought, we choose to go to Bath. It had been quite a while since we last visited, at least 15 years.

So only armed with the two camera off we trotted around Bath.

The weather was not on our side, but still we trooped on. Got some decent shots on the phone and used Snapseed to enhance these. I have included them in the blog.


However, got a an issue with the Olympus, the card it uses is an xD card, and guess what, all of my card readers do to take that format, and the USB socket is not a standard size, so a bit of research to do to get the images off. Looking at them on the LCD display on the back of the camera they look OK, so maybe for another blog.

Had a walk around the abbey at night, even though no tripod, i think the night time shot came out OK. Used one of the drama settings in Snapseed to bring it out and lift it.


Inside the Abbey there was display of glass baubles with messages on, so had been smashed on the floor to add to the display.



So the next day the weather was better so we headed of to Prior Park, about a 30 minute walk outside of the city centre. This is a National Trust property, no house to go in but the parkland is open for visitors. Well worth the visit, and the final few images for this blog, until i get the images of the Olympus.








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