This photo is ‘As Is’ – straight from the camera.
After visiting good friends of mine, John and Francis Clifford who are local historians, living in the village of Eyam in the Derbyshire Peak District, my friend Ted and I started making our way to the church for morning service and as we passed by some old village cottages on the way to the main road, I looked back at this lovely scene and thought how much it looked like a Thomas Kinkade painting and set out to capture the character of the cottage and, in essence, the whole of the village life as this is indicative of the life in Eyam, simple, rural, and close. There is a history here that all members of the community share and celebrate. I hope that in looking at this image you can get a feeling of what life in this lovely village is like. What I love about this image is the lovely colour and textures of the plants and the dry stone walls. There seems to be a beautiful marriage of man and nature working together which is what rural life is all about I think. Please view this image larger and just look at it and please share in the comments what feelings and images you get from looking at it. Thanks.
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens