Finish What you Started

I tend to try and finish what I start – though at my age now, a long term project (a very LONG one) may never get done.

I was reading about photographer David Hurn, who started a 10 year project about the village he lived in. He was inspired by a John Updike quote: “giving the mundane its beautiful due”

This seems a good project for other people too, though mundane could run things down a bit. Uninteresting could become interesting only when you start to do research.

Like my own village – there’s nothing here till I started to look. A pre-conquest minster church – now dilapidated, with all the roof lead stolen last year. Inside the burial of Sir John Skipwith, who died in 1415.

Investigation starts with a little knowledge, and involvement. It’s up to us to put the two together.

After that, it’s about where you stand, and when you press the shutter.

St Bartholomew’s Church at night – lit from inside with floodlights. There’s no electricity, no water – only the odd owl and a few bats in the belfry. Literally……… 🙂

Author: Diane Seddon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3* - D Seddon Photography

I am a retired freelance photographer, based in Louth, Lincolnshire.

4 thoughts on “Finish What you Started”

  1. Yes some good thoughts as usual, like anything you may do in life, you only get out of it, what effort you put into it. No free lunch I am afraid.

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  2. I agree Diane. I do a lot of research for pictures I post on my Lincolnshirecam blog, it can become quite addictive, but adds another dimension to the subject I’m covering. The problem is what to include without the background information overwhelming the photographs. Good fun tho’.

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