Friday, 5 June 2015

A Spot of Photography

Bonjour,

Please excuse the lame title, I've been studying maths and biology all day so my creativity is at an all time low. Anyway. The other day while procrastinating and looking through old photos I rediscovered an entire folder of shots I had long forgotten, taken on my Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition back in May 2013 while hiking round the Belgian Ardennes.

As usual, I had designated myself chief photographer and proceeded to take photos of pretty much everything - but for some reason I can't quite explain I had a personal mission to photograph as many crosses, chapels, churches, graveyards, cemeteries etc. as I could possibly find. This meant quick detours into neglected cemeteries while the others had a much needed break, and mad dashes up unnecessary hills to get a shot of a particular cross.

I really don't know what it is about religious monuments and buildings - I'm not religious in the slightest, but I think they can be so beautiful in a kind of dilapidated, eerie way, and I wish I could find out the story behind each one I came across and why it was put there in the first place.

Anyway, I found these again recently and thought I may as well share a few of the better ones here, since after a little editing they came out quite well (one day I'll learn that good photography is not just adjusting the brightness and putting the contrast up to max, but that day is not today).






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