Wednesday, 12 March 2008

A quiet pause for thought or "the Archivist" - # 08/43

Scenes of Brentford (in 1873 described by the local paper, in protest, as "the Filthiest Place in England") will continue tomorrow. Meanwhile, here we are, suddenly back in Ham House where we are preparing for the new visitor season which starts on 15th March. The Archivist is working in the small anteroom outside the Library, cataloguing the book collection. I couldn't resist capturing this snap: hand held and no camera shake!!! (for a small series on the Library go back to #10,11,12 from Feb 2007).

Camera: Olympus C7070 WZ


  1. Beautiful shot! Amazing that it's handheld.

  2. This is just fabulous. Beautiful shot, so much atmosphere. I feel I'm there and I need to walk around quietly and not speak!

    You talk of Brentford as being the dirtiest place in England in 1873 - I saw yesterday that Richmond is considered one of the 10 best places to live in England. Doesn't surprise me.

  3. Bravo for your steady hands ... and your camera! Beautiful shot, fantastic atmosphere!

  4. This IS a beautiful photo!
    And different from your other photos (not that your others aren't beautiful), this just FEELS different.

  5. Bravo - Vermeer would be proud, even if it isn't daylight. How much better than using flash. I wish more people would figure out how to switch the auto-flash off.