HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I decided to go a bit easy on myself and make the first challenge of the year quite straight-forward. To hear my (freezing cold) intro, click here.
Thanks to the continued influence of GO Jetters on Little Whirlwind, we took a day trip to Stonehenge.
Challenge #28 is all about capturing the majesty of Stonehenge, as well as some documentary-style photos of my family.
There have been SO MANY photos taken of Stonehenge, that I really felt the pressure to capture something special. I knew I wouldn’t be capturing anything really unique – as you’re kept to a path around the stones, there are only so many shots actually possible. But I did want the photos to be good and striking at least.
Camera: Canon 5D Mk III
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f2.8
HOW DID IT GO?
It was a beautiful, sunny day… but sooooo cold, so there was an extra added challenge of multiple layers of clothing, hat, scarf, gloves, and still-frozen fingers – not to mention streaming-in-the-wind eyes – to deal with!
Another problem was protesters. We had our first attempt to reach to stones aborted because the police were there trying to remove the protesters. Although this led to a severely disappointed Little Whirlwind, it did mean that when we finally made it out to the stones, the sun was lower in the sky and the light was BEAUTIFUL!