Ashtray on a Winchester street

In 1519 Winchester was chosen as the capital of the kingdom of Wessex. In 827, Egbert the first king of all England was crowned here. It then remained the capital and the most important city in England until the 11th century and the arrival of William the Conqueror. William had himself crowned in both London and Winchester, and declared both cities to be capitals. However, by the 14th century Winchester had lost its place as the second most important city and began to evolve into what it is today: a small, sleepy, provincial town - but still an amazing location for photographers! P.S. If you haven't tried Ilford XP2 yet, you really should. It's black & white, but designed to be developed using standard C-41 colour processing - which means your local high-street store can process it in 1 hour. Instant gratification guaranteed! ;-)

6 Comments

  1. ediblestrange
    ediblestrange ·

    Well it is a cool ashtray :P

  2. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @ediblestrange: Ha cha cha...! Thanks! :-)

  3. ediblestrange
    ediblestrange ·

    Meeeh you should thank the designer of the ashtray for making it so cool to shoot ;) I like the way its a posh "Ends" and not "Butts" or anything else...

  4. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @ediblestrange: Yeah, you're right about the design: something about it was eye-catching enough to make me want to spontaneously shoot it, I guess! And you're right about the wording too - 'Fag butts' would simply have been too crude for a sign on the main street of England's glorious former capital! ;-)

  5. kibs
    kibs ·

    A cigarette stubber for all sizes!

  6. ohlordy
    ohlordy ·

    classic design work there