For some time now I have wanted to do something on here that would show off some of the pictures I have taken during my recent fascination with photography. I intend to post the picture, along with what technical details I can remember as well as notes on why I like the picture. I think I am going to try to do this every Sunday. Sadly, however, I cannot think of a good, witty name for the posts. I initially thought of doing it on Friday and calling them Photo Phriday, but that is a bit too close to Photoshop Phriday from SomethingAwful.com and therefore I did not want to use it. Until I come up with something better the title of each post will be the name of the picture. Please feel free to suggest an overall name for the posts. And now without further ado and no more guilding the lily, here is the first picture:
I took this picture in October of 2003 when I was in the UK on business. One weekend we took a Saturday and went to see Warwick and Kenilworth castles. This is part of a ruined bridge over the River Avon as it passes along the back of Warwick Castle. We had walked down to see the mill and engine house and upon exiting, I looked up the Avon and saw this bridge reflected in the river. It really captured the beautiful decay that I had seen in some other parts of the country. There was a magic and a sadness to the scene that struck me in an instant and I had to record it. I used a Vivitar 220 SL camera with my Vivitar 135mm lens (I am not 100% sure about the lens.) I used 800 speed Kodak film, whatever their consumer level film is. This is before I started using Fuji and before I learned the joys of slower film stock.
Anyways, there it is. Please let me know what you think if you are so inclined.