The ‘hallowed camp’ is a collection of photographs that I return to on occasion. In the words of the Eagles, these photographs ‘can check out any time … but (can) never leave’. Here is the ninth picture from the series, this one by Fay Godwin.

Marker Stone, Old Harlech to London Road, Wales by Fay Godwin.

If I had to single out one photographer who has most shaped my photography it would have to be Fay Godwin. I wrote a post about this which can be read here. Studying this picture, you can appreciate how Fay must have gone backwards and forwards and sideways to get the composition just so. I think the picture was printed by Peter Cattrell. The on-line image does not do justice to Cattrell’s printing skills.

I have visited several spots where Godwin took pictures, particularly the ones shown in her book of the Welsh Drovers Roads. The route from Harlech would have crossed the River Dee at Corwen and then on to Telford, Shrewsbury, Birmingham and then to London. I have thought of walking the route, but the motorway and A road network now conspire against it. Still, there are some lovely sections in North Wales which invite.

For background to this series of posts, see here.