Tim's One Photograph a Day

The Angel, Woolhampton at Night.

The Angel, Woolhampton.

The Angel, Woolhampton: Night time on the A4.

Night time on the A4.

One of two remaining pubs in the village. This is the Angel, Woolhampton, on the main A4 road, seen here at night.

For followers of this blog, I have photographed the other pub, the Rowbarge, at dusk. Another former inn, the Rose and Crown, is featured under Ghost Signs.

A fourth, the Falmouth Arms, closed 13 July 2014. It has since been converted into housing. It is the white building that can be seen by the traffic lights on the same side of the road as the Angel. Woolhampton apparently had a fifth pub, according to the Parish Council website. I did contact the council to find out more information, but did not receive a response.

This shot was taken after dusk, so the sky is quite black. The street lights are therefore very bright, hence the hazing. The starring effect is caused by the small aperture. This is deliberate, as I feel this creates more interest in the shot.

Opinions vary of the benefits of the sky being visible. Obviously, the dusk sky with its blue hue lessens the contrast and increases the visible area. However, the dark sky as in this shot of the Angel, Woolhampton, adds atmosphere, although at the expense of creating a dark area. In this image, though, the darkness of the sky is conveniently filled with the street light and illuminated tree.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 30 August 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 38mm
  • F/22
  • 121 Sec
  • ISO 100

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