For week 47 of my 52 week photography project the subject is once again landscapes and this time the theme of “abandoned”. I have a surprising amount of images of abandoned places, be they industrial or historical as I really like the idea of seeing something that mankind has created being claimed back by the ravages of time. That being said I thought rather than just showing either an old, overgrown building or rail line or a touristic medieval ruin (there’s plenty of those in Wales) I’d go for something a little different. So this is the image I’ve chosen, it’s the remains of a neolithic burial chamber here in South Wales, it’s historical but it’s not a place people often visit or even know about as it’;s just standing, alone, in a field some way from any major towns or roads.
This was taken with my, now dearly departed Nikon FM, at 28mm with Agfa Vista Plus 200 film at f11 and 1/250th sec. I’ve visited this spot a few times, it’s not that hard to get to if you know where you’re going and there’s a wonderful calmness about standing next to this ancient burial monument with no one around for miles.