My desktop wallpaper today is this shot of one of the many standing stones of Avebury.
I’ve always had a fascination with standing stones, and one of my very first photography jaunts was when my friend Hugh kidnapped me in his company car (it had air-con … delicious, and rare back in the 1990’s) and whisked me down first to Stonehenge (which everyone has heard of) and then up to Avebury (which I’d never heard of at the time). We were shooting chemical back then (I’d just bought my first Nikon, an F55), and none of the (probably utterly rubbish) photos I took that day have survived (thankfully!)
I’ve been back to Avebury many many times since, but always struggle to take any photographs that do the place justice. It’s partly the beauty of the place, and partly that I spend all my time just gawping at the stones! This photo is possibly about the best I’ve managed so far. So I’ve picked this as my wallpaper today to remind me that it’s time to head back there again and have another go. Preferably in dry weather this time, so that I don’t have to try and salvage the photos by converting them to black and white 🙂
If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.