Thursday, December 02, 2010

Advent Retreat, Bishop's Palace, Wells 2010

I was given a digital camea for Christmas last year. I'm not very good yet but am enjoying the effort and am happy to begin sharing it, as you may have noticed.

I took it on our archdeaconry Advent retreat day this week.

Since all the other clergy rushed to sit by the log fires and in the comfortable chairs during the silences I spent the first period sitting alone in a dining room chair in a less-than-hot room. In the afternoon, anxious to stay awake after a roast dinner with steamed sponge pudding, I wandered around the Palace grounds.

The art-work in the grounds and Palace is interesting and I came across this statue called Pilgrim. I became fascinated not only by the different views of the pilgrim one might get but also by what you could and couldn't see if you stood where Pilgrim stood.

How do we see the world? How does the world see us? Sometimes a picture...









3 comments:

Anonymous said...

you're right st - not very good yet

St said...

How can I improve? Any tips anonymous.

Mr Gnome said...

One suggestion...

If you have a 'straightening' option in your editing software (Google's free Picasa is good) - try to make any visble horizons as horizontal as you can - unless going for a deliberate skewed look.

And what a super Pashley bike in the final shot. The female twin to my sturdy town bike, right down to the capacious butcher basket.