Thames at Hambledon Lock

November 16, 2007

Thames at Hambledon Lock, originally uploaded by Mr_Chips.

After an early morning photography I went to the Henley Rowing museum to see the ‘In the Footsteps of Henry Taunt’ photographic exhibition. A comparision of Victorian pictures of the Thames with early digital photography. I like the way the pictures were exhibited next to each other – the Victorian view with the contemporary one. You could see what had changed – very little actually.
I preferred the Victorian pictures. They seem to have more character than the current ones but I may be influenced. Old always seems better.
It was Henry Taunt who made the river a tourist attraction through his pictures.