The Invention of Photography at Lacock Abbey

The Invention of Photography at Lacock Abbey on Falcondale Life blog. This oriel window was the subject of the first ever photograph taken in the early 19th century by Henry Fox Talbot. Nowadays thousands of selfies are taken every minute. You can visit Lacock Abbey and take your own selfies at the birthplace of photography.This week I am taking a break from the Judging a Photograph blog series. I am having a breather just for half term. However I did want to post a photography blog today and join in with the #MySundayPhoto link-up. My Sunday Photo is run by Darren at Photalife and dozens of blogging photographers link up every week. I find its a useful writing prompt. Click on the little graphic image at the end of this page to visit the link-up.

Day Out at Lacock Abbey

This half term we’ve had a short family holiday in Wiltshire and on one day we visited Lacock Abbey. Henry Fox Talbot invented photography at Lacock Abbey in the early 19th century so I feel it is an essential place of pilgrimage for any photographer! It’s a beautiful stately home and the village outside is stunning too. Harry Potter was filmed in some of the rooms and many period dramas are set in the village.

The Invention of Photography at Lacock Abbey on Falcondale Life blog. This oriel window was the subject of the first ever photograph taken in the early 19th century by Henry Fox Talbot. Nowadays thousands of selfies are taken every minute. You can visit Lacock Abbey and take your own selfies at the birthplace of photography.

The first ever photograph was taken by Fox Talbot of this Oriel window. One of the display boards nearby talks about how many thousands of selfies are taken every minute in the world. That prompted me to attempt a selfie. I very rarely take selfies and I completely duffed this one up. My husband took this photo of me trying to take a selfie and I am pleased to see that I am nearly in silhouette and you can’t really see my face. It’s best that way! It was a beautiful, hot and sunny day and the sun was directly outside so it was far too bright for a good exposure.

“I do not claim to have perfected an art, but to have commenced one” – Henry Fox Talbot

The weather has been simply wonderful for our little holiday. Even the one day it rained it was short-lived and we quickly dried off. I hope you have had a good week and if not, I do hope you have a good one coming to you soon.

Have you every visited Lacock Abbey and taken your own photo at the birthplace of photography?

 

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2 Comments

  1. 5th June 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Hubby and I have visited Lacock but we did the geocache trail outside. #MySundayPhoto

    • 5th June 2017 / 12:35 pm

      I didn’t think of doing a geocache trail, great idea. It’s a beautiful area.

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