Just returning from a visit to my son in Oxford with 800+ photographs of the Cotswolds in my cards (what’s that? New InSight Guide in preparation? Yess!). It’ll take time to process and organise all this but, given the date, why not start with a small sample of pumpkin carving and orange house decorating? Ready for Halloween in the Cotswolds?
This could have been a much long post, given how many pubs, castles and farms were advertising carving workshops and pumpkin exhibitions, but there was no time for all this. Still, if the them is dear to you, just know the Cotswolds provide ample opportunity to combine awe-inspiring landscape and gory fun with a knife.
North America seems to have elevated Zombie walks to an art form but you have to give it to the Brits : their imagination and handiwork is impressive when it comes to inflicting pain to Cucurbitaceae. The fun part is to see these displays in the windows of posh houses alongside designer lamps and reflected in the polish of their jags. Kudos !
And the shops aren’t left behind, either. From the tea house with a human skeleton customer to the discreet wool shop and the interior design gallery promoting witch-craft, there’s a lot to be seen and photographs in a very small area, as here in flabbergastingly beautiful Broadway.
A note to the technically minded. Most of the photographs on this page were made using the Zeis Loxia 50/2 lens recently reviewed here (and here) on my Sony A7r. 50mm is not my favourite focal length and I often find myself cramped when using it. But the lens is such a darling that’s it’s almost always on the camera. Even the lovely Zeiss/Sony FE 35/2.8 is overshadowed, mainly because manual focusing with the Loxia is sooooooooo much more pleasant than relying on the A7r’s inept AF. The two (lens + camera) are a match made in heaven.
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