From sacred to secular at the car wash

My last blog post was about a medieval saint……now to something more prosaic. This one found in the Torygraph while I was looking for something else ( that’s my excuse!).  It does demonstrate the diversity of stock photography and the fact that whatever you are doing, and wherever you are, there are always saleable pictures around if you care to look.

With its association with modern slavery I’m not sure that I should mention this picture when I go back to this car-wash in Devizes. Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 09.08.38

A saint found hiding in a church

I came across this small image, faded and battered, painted on a medieval rood screen in a very rural church.  It was taken in extremely low light without any flash so just using high ISO setting ( I never use flash – don’t know  how to).  I am delighted to have ‘found it’ and now to have it published on the front page of a book in Italy and for a reasonably good fee.  I’m guessing that it’s a book about the life of saints – maybe something to do with the Vatican, but that is just a guess. Anyway, all very pleasing.Saint Bridget of Sweden, medieval rood screen paintings, St Andrew church, Westhall, Suffolk, England, UK

Country: Italy
Usage: Editorial
Media: Book, print and/or e-book
Print run: up to 5,000
Placement: Front cover
Image Size: 1/2 page
Start: 20 October 2018
End: 20 October 2028

The Barge Inn, Honeystreet

The Barge Inn on the Kennet and Avon canal, Honeystreet, Alton Barnes, Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, England

The Barge Inn on the Kennet and Avon canal, Honeystreet, Alton Barnes, Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, England

This used to be the centre for crop circles – odd that so many of them were located in a 10 or so mile radius of the pub frequented by crop circle enthusiasts. I guess that the aliens must have known where to come!  It also had a good. ‘alternative ‘ feel in the pub with so many canal boat dwellers using it. Unfortunately, those owners left a year or two ago and it has struggled since.  I found it closed and for sale at the start of summer. ( see Rightmove available for £795,000 )

This was in the Times newspaper Weekend supplement yesterday Saturday 6th October used as part of  feature on ’20 glorious walks for autumn weekends’.