Weekly Image #23 – The fog

The ruined cathedral in St Andrews, Scotland.

I know, I have fallen behind. The last ‘Weekly image’ was posted three weeks ago, making this more of a ‘monthly’ image, but I have been pretty busy working on my dissertation and masters applications and preparing for a conference presentation.

This week’s image was taken about one year ago in St Andrews. The small town, famous for its picturesque setting and ancient university,  was once the centre of Catholicism in Scotland and the home to the country’s largest church, the St Andrews Cathedral, which fell into ruins during the Scottish reformation and was never rebuilt. Surrounded by vast grounds accommodating a graveyard, a priory and several secular buildings, it is a popular tourist attraction.

On account of being situated right on the coast, St Andrews is prone to frequent invasions of fog, one of which hit as I was visiting with friends. Strolling through the cathedral grounds the fog gave the entire place a surreal and somewhat spooky atmosphere, and naturally I decided to develop most of the pictures I took in black and white. The one shown above is my favourite of this location.

Taken with the Pentax K3 and DA 35 f/2.4 at f/8, 1/400th sec. and ISO 200.

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