Sunday, 3 March 2013

Photograph of the "week" #069

"When not scribbling away in a sketch book or dabbling on a Wacom tablet i'm invariably fiddling around with exposure settings on my Nikon D90 trying to capture moments in aesthetically pleasing ways. So here we have "Photograph of the week" a (mostly) weekly feature showcasing my favourite photo of the week."

Tonight, after having spent a day redecorating the lounge, and when putting a bag of rubbish in the bin, I looked up to see something i've not seen in a long while... Stars!

Completely on a whim I decided to venture out to one of my familiar locations and try and get some shots of the winter sky before constellations like Orion's Belt tuck themselves under the horizon for summer.

As you can see above, I ended up at Horton Tower again but that wasn't my original plan. Initially I intended to go to Knowlton Church as I fancied some westerly facing shots that I thought the Tower would have too many trees for.
On arriving at the church though there were a bunch of cars already parked. I pulled up a bit further along the road and looked over to see what was going on to see camera flashes illuminating the ruins. Clearly. Other photographers were making use of the spot but using flash photography they must have been shooting details or portraits or so.
It was a bit of a nuisance, the first time in ages I managed to get out to shoot and my location was busy. I did consider dropping in, socialising and shooting there anyway but I bottled it.

My only disappointment is that I'll likely never know what it was that was being shot there.
Was it some uni students shooting some art project?
Some band photography for a local metal/folk band?
Some Goths taking new profile pictures for Facebook or Deviant art?
Maybe Ghost hunters with IR cameras?
Or something more obscure...

Anyway Horton's Tower did not disappoint and I was quite happy with the resulting shots, nothing vastly different to what I've shot before but it's nice to get some early practice before teh warmer summer skies present themselves.