Weekly Photo Challenge and Travel Theme: Inspired Transition


Rainbow Over StonehengeWeekly Photo Challenge and Travel Theme: Inspired Transition

I often find that the very scenes that I am photographing inspire me to create changes in their appearance that transform the original to something from my dreams.

Visiting Watts Chapel in Compton is always an inspiration! The chapel was created by Mary Watts, an Art & Crafts potter and sculptor, and her husband George F. Watts, the Pre-Raphaelite sculptor and painter. When I visited at the end of summer I wondered how the chapel would look at night. Here is a gallery of the Chapel’s transition through processing:

A week ago Simon and I went to visit his step-daughter, my friend Sam, in Somerset for the day. We drive right past Stonehenge every time we go to see them. This time I asked Simon if we could briefly stop near the henge so that I could capture a few photos. There’s a dirt road near the site itself that is just about okay to drive down in our car. I managed to capture the stones from a few different angles and this one pleased me the most. Being one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the scene was busy with people even though heavy rain was forecast and the skies were very threatening! Those fabulous skies inspired me to add a rainbow to my image. It’s the scene that I dream of seeing for real one day! Until that magic finally happens for me, my imagination will have to do. Here is a gallery showing the scene’s transition through processing:

27 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge and Travel Theme: Inspired Transition

  1. Absolutely stunning transitions Sarah! Wow! I love the rainbow over Stonehenge and of course the fact that you removed all the people. It does make Stonehenge look more peaceful and mysterious as it is. πŸ˜€

    The chapel is just gorgeous! The B&W with the hazy moon is excellent and it gives off such a mystic effect. Excellent take on the challenge as always. πŸ˜€

    • Thanks Sophia πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed creating these! I think I will have to stay overnight in a camper or something to try to get true people-free images of Stonehenge sometime. I would really love to get the sunrise through the stones too πŸ™‚ I will post more about G.F. Watts and their artists community at some point! The gallery is a beautiful building itself and full of treasures πŸ™‚

      • I think that would be such a lovely sight Sarah and that would be nice. I would like to see that. πŸ˜€

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