thinking about archaeology

Brilliant winner of British Life Photography award

2015-winner-51920.jpgVisiting Stonehenge at midsummer over the years has been an experience of time passing, marked by portable camera technology. The worst year was when video cameras with side viewers were in fashion, you looked over a forest of hands raising up the blank gadgets which no one could see into. What works so well here is that the large electronic viewing screens show the view, with most of the photographers trying to get the stones without the crowd: taking all that trouble and ending up by not recording what’s in front of them (and doubtless having fun while doing it). A great shot by Elena Marimon Munoz. (Though why do I have a faint wonder if it’s been photoshopped?).

British Life Photography can be seen at the Mall Galleries, London March 7– 13 March, and Banbury Museum March 25–July 9

Below: The Kodachrome days

Stonehenge Mike PItts.jpg

 

2 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Stonehenge News and Information.

    March 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm

  2. There was also a nice painting done by one of the Artists in Archaeology at the SRP in 2008 showing this phenomenon.

    March 8, 2016 at 10:30 am

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