Haystack

One of the most widely reproduced images from the early days of photography is The Haystack by William Henry Fox Talbot.  It was taken in April 1844 using the calotype process, originally reproduced as a salted paper print and published as Plate X in The Pencil of Nature.  This digital picture is perhaps an homage to Talbot’s original – and if you look up his work on-line you may also see it as a comment on changing rural life and farming practice.  Photo: Cottenham, Cambs, March 2019

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