Continued from the previous blog post, the images made during the weekend had amplified my learning experience from the field. Though not all plates made were pefect, but definitely improved from what I had gone though the collodion weekend from variable heat, fogging etc. Which most were avoided, yet the sun keeps on peeping in and out messing with my exposure.
Though, I felt blessed to be in wet plater crowd again, and I begin to understand variety of methods applied by others in person.
The first day covers the Lacock abbey ground, though we weren’t permitted to go into the cloisters area as it would hinder the crowd’s movements. Plus we were just about to flex and familiarise the angles, the views of the abbey, and jumping around sheep shits, which becomes a natural reflex after an hour.
My favourite day, sneaking in the cloister area before the crowd pushes in, though there was a few, but won’t make much dent into the composition as the exposure was around 7 minutes.
I rarely do portraits, and of course, I barely do much of sort directly in the sun as it does menace to overall contrast of the scene, however, while the ‘rare’ wildlife of this sort, the wet platers, gathered in Lacock once a year. I’d have a go at it. Aiming for the practitioners with their gears
Much apology for not catching up with the rest for portrait: James Pearson, Johnathan Keys, Mandy and Paul. And hopefully I didn’t missed out any more.