Monthly Archives: November 2013

Exploring Bath & Lacock

Posted by Caz on Monday, 25th November 2013

Last weekend I took a trip to the West Country with Alistair to visit Bath and the pretty village of Lacock. Bath is full of Georgian spleandour with plenty of architecture and landscapes to provide interesting photo opportunities.

We arrived late on Friday evening and took a wander around the town, seeing some golden light on the Abbey and purple illuminations on some of the Georgian buildings.

Look Up To The Tower

Look Up To The Tower

Purple Hues

Purple Hues

The next morning we took a walk along the river into town from the hotel, looking for some geocaches on the way. It’s always an attractive stretch to watch for wildlife and colourful boats:

Pidgeon Promenade

Pidgeon Promenade

Towpath View

Towpath View

The afternoon was spent at the RPS looking at some successful Fellowship panels – all useful information for planning future projects. We had a great dinner in the Brunel Brasserie in town, where I found an excellent shot for week 47’s 50@50 image.

Sunday dawned rather grey and cold so we decided to head to Lacock to visit the village and the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey – former home of photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot.

Three Windows

Three Windows in the village

The Golden Nikon

The Golden Nikon at the Museum

Circle In The Roof

Circle In The Roof of Lacock Abbey

Elegant Georgian Room

Elegant Georgian Room in the house

Having not visited Lacock in many years, it was great to go back and have a proper look around the house and museum, something I missed out on last time.

As I was walking round with my top spec digital camera, I thought how far photography has come in the last 170-odd years. I’m sure Fox Talbot, who was clearly at home with “new technology”, would have been delighted and astounded with what we can now achieve.

50 @ 50 (2013) #47

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 23rd November 2013

Brunel Brasserie Bokeh
Title: Brunel Brasserie Bokeh
Location: Bath, Somerset
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: After a long walk around Bath today, we went to the Brunel Brasserie in the Royal Hotel for dinner. This stained glass was next to my seat at the table. I loved the way the Christmas lights beyond were distorted in its wibbly surface.