Stonehenge, 2004
Stonehenge, 2004
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Stonehenge, 2004

Martin Godwin


To capture dawn on the summer solstice at Stonehenge meant an early start for Martin Godwin. He was in situ by 1am, waiting for the sun to rise, along with hundreds of revellers. The stones themselves are a little way off to the left in the shot; the people standing on top of the ancient barrow have turned their faces towards them. To photograph a scene like this, with its mystical light, hazy mist and shadowed figures, requires a lot of patience, says Godwin. “You’re looking for the perfect moment. I found my spot and waited for people to make a nice composition. There are pictures that you come across when your heart races and your fingers fumble with your camera. This was one of those moments.” Words: Hannah Booth


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