Glastonbury sunset

Glastonbury-57, originally uploaded by Zardoz67.

Hello readers… I am back from Somerset with a hangover and a suntan (no honestly – apart from Thurs night/Fri morning there was no rain). I decided to treat the festival this year as an unpaid (obviously) photoshoot. So instead of the usual pictures of the backs of heads and very small famous people (it’s difficult to get to the front with an SLR bag and various lenses – pro photographers have it easy) I decided to get out and about on the site and try and capture images that will hopefully give you an idea of the sheet scope and diversity of the festival. And I hope to share the best of the pictures I took with you in the coming weeks.

This picture was taken on Wednesday night (my first day there). I walked right to the back of the site above the stone circle and waited for the sun to go down. Those of you who have followed the blog since day one will now be familiar with the effects of camera shake so this picture was taken in the fading light with a tripod, remote shutter release and a 20s shutter speed. Thankfully the people in the foreground must have decided to stay very still and take the view in as well.

You can quite clearly see the tepee field and another field of tents behind that. Hope you like the image. More will follow

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About Mark

I am a 43-year-old amateur photographer from Chester, Cheshire UK. I took up digital photograpy a couple of years ago after hitting 40. See it as my mid-life crisis. Unfortunately, unlike, say, forming a band, having a tattoo or buying a motorcycle I have come to realise that the particular hobby I have chosen as a means to escape the drudgery of the day job is probably one of the most expensive. On May 12th 2009 I spent a marvellous informative day with professional photographer Stewart Randall. This has prompted me to take my photography more seriously and, although I don't expect it to lead to a career change, maybe sell or license some of my images so that I can fund my hobby. I hope you like the images I post and please feel free to comment. All constructive criticism is welcomed. This blog will document my attempts to get to grips with the digital medium and see if I can get some wider recognition for my images. View all posts by Mark

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