Where it all began...

by David Swatton June. 03, 2013 3903 views

The birthplace of modern photography… this is Lacock Abbey, the former home of William Henry Fox Talbot.

Don't want to get into a debate about Fox Talbot versus Daguerre… let's just say that the oldest known image created from a photographic negative is of the bay window at the front of the house.

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Ewa 6 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for this, I had no idea. This picture is a bit scary but nice.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 6 years, 5 months ago

Classic monochrome - so appropriate given the location.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 6 years, 5 months ago

Something new in my knowledge bank a dramatic B/W capture.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Stormfish 6 years, 5 months ago

aside of all the "who was first, who owns the prestige" which is a discussion more futile than life, this is a beautiful place.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Pete 6 years, 5 months ago

thanks for the info. you did justice to the memory

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 5 months ago

Dynamic and dramatic!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jacki 6 years, 5 months ago

Interesting... is the place now a museum?

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 6 years, 5 months ago

I learn each and everyday.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 6 years, 5 months ago

Actually, I was going let the Nicéphore Niépce cat among the pigeons, if only because of the name (and because his "héliographe" dates from 1826), even though I agree that Fox Talbot invented the "modern" film technology and positives and negatives (but don't let any French person read this).

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Astrid 6 years, 5 months ago

Super!!!!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
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