Continuing on my one camera one lens journey for 2014 the city of Stamford throws up real challenge with such narrow field of view.
It nearly led me to break my New Years resolution and all for a landscape shot, why. Read on
Stamford town sits on the great north road between London and York in Lincolnshire. It is crammed with 17th and 18th century buildings and three church spires. I would have added a photo next of the three spires in one wide shot but guess what I had my 35mm bolted on the front and did not find a suitable vantage point far enough away to make one …. Lol how I love my challenges. 1-C-1-L will test me. However sticking with the plan I battled on with a town tour guided by my trusty AA short walks book. Taking in some beautiful buildings, architecture and stonework along with Jaguar E-type in the previous blog. I can confidently say Stamford town was a real surprise, busy by day, calm early evening and a joy to visit.
The shot above is of the brewery P&R Phipps it used to be a stream brewery and opens to the public for viewing. It makes fruit beers these days but I’m sure provided beverages for weary travellers for many years at the George hotel. The town is famous to for its grand stately home Burghley House sorry no photos this post. It will have to be another day for that post is required its surcharge a huge place but sadly closed this time of year. The gardens are supposed to be spectacular too. Burghley House was built by Sir William Cecil and the gardens designed by the great Capability Brown. Sir William’s tomb is in one of the church’s in Stamford town. Stamford can trace its history of origin to AD61 at the time of Boudica,Extraordinary. I don’t need to go into a historic lesson but hey you get the idea, man this place has history and it shows wiki it for more.
I really took way too many shots to post and I am yet to return and visit Burghley House too. What a great start on the year. I’m still gobsmacked with the Fuji X-E1’s performance. These shots were processed in Aperture to my personal taste and post process settings for black whites that I have set up that I really like. I am determined to stick to 1C1L.
I will loose some shots on this journey like I did in Stamford but I will be all the richer in experience at the craft of making images for it I’m am sure. Hopefully I will be rewarded with a great personal blog and portfolio of the journey by the end of the year and reward myself by saving my pennies and buying the X-Pro2 body when the Fuji genius’s guys launch it, (don’t tell Mrs P though …lol)
Happy shooting. Oh I picked up a super little tiny Manfroto pixi tripod. I will blog post soon as its fabulous for travel and some impromptu long exposure shooting. Best thing I have bought in a long while.