Regular readers will know normally I’m a bit of a Google+ girlie. I’ve used Facebook in the past but for various reasons my social media time disappeared and I ended up with just Google. However, I’ve decided I need to make a bit more of an effort and as a result I’ve got a shiny new Facebook account. Now as if that wasn’t enough I’ve also got a shiny new Facebook Page for Fantasia Photography, although that’s still being set up. Once it’s sorted I’ll post a link.
I’m still not sure exactly how this is all going to work out, but I’ve been assured by my friend Tom (self appointed sorter outer of my IT stuff) that it’s much easier to manage and link these accounts that you think. I’m not to sure about that but hey – I’ll give it all a go. You never know, I might just end up having fun with it all.
Meanwhile here is another ‘Stone Angel’ shot. This is part of a series that I’m working on which is really freaking out my friend Ann. Every time another image is finished she refuses to look at it – mumbling under her breath about Dr Who
After playing down the woods with my mobile last weekend I just couldn’t resist digging out my DSLR and heading back for a few shots…..
Do you like graveyards? I’m one of those people who does. I’m happy to wander around them and the older the better. I even had the freaky experience of accidentally finding my great grandfathers grave once. The realisation of what you’re looking at with a gravestone like that is a very strange feeling I can tell you. Recently on a trip into the realm of the dead I came across this beautiful angel standing vigil surrounded by a halo of light coming through the tree canopy. How could I resist taking her photo.
This is St Pauls Cathedral in London. The view from the front is well known around the world and it’s one of London’s most famous landmarks with many books written about it’s history. I love the architecture of old Cathedrals but St Pauls doesn’t really fit into the Norman or Gothic styles you normally find around England being much younger. However I still wanted to visit to photograph it. Unfortunately I was politely informed that photography was no longer allowed inside. Perhaps if I’d been trying to sneak a mobile phone or a compact in I’d have stood a chance but no way with a tripod! There were no limitations on the outside though and while the most recognisable shots are from the front I knew there were other viewpoints. I had to wait quite a while to get a shot without loads of tourists in but I think it was worth the wait. Eerie for me is practically always black and white and that was the feel I was going for in this shot. I even used an unsuspecting tourist to create a ghost – can you spot her?
I’d been itching to visit for a ground shot ever since I photographed the landmark from almost 400ft up giving rise to the image below. I shall have to plan and plot my next foray now hehe…
Both of these shots are available to buy as prints. Just click on the image…