This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End’ asks:
This week, the challenge is to go out and…
Well it is fair to say I am not a keen fan of large gatherings, a few friends at most, around a table, sharing fine food and conversation, although some of the dances we go to to are a different matter all together, and these are also fine. In general I just do not like crowds, most of you who follow my blog will notice a lot of my photos are of wide open spaces, away from the crowds, and away from other people, lost in the wilds, or at least as wild as the UK has to offer.
The heritage industry has seen a rise in interest over the past few years, though it may be declining again, and very often we find ourselves sharing once empty spaces with others. I general this I do not mind, we gather with a shared purpose, to explore, discover, understand, and ultimately to walk in and out of each others shots as we attempt to achieve the bast photograph.
So here is a photograph of Stonehenge, featuring a gathering of heritage tourists which stretches all the way around the monument, it had been years since my previous visit, and on this day the shear number of people there came as quite a shock. A gathering of stones where I can feel calm, with a gathering of people to set my heart racing!
And a photo of another gathering where I feel at home, a crowd of dancers working their way around the dance-floor.
‘Gathering dance’, Pentreffest Rudry, 2015.