The very first morning in Luxembourg, we ventured out of our nice warm hotel at 5am to drive to an abandoned maison that we checked out the night before in readiness for this morning.
Rumour has it that the neighbour kept an eye on it and leaves his large dog in the garden to wander and also “guard” it. Luckily this morning no such luck.
We entered through the back and spent an hour wandering around the huge place using very dimmed torchlight as sunrise was an hour away.
“All I need for a good walk”
The morning started quite overcast and meant that good use of light was not possible first thing and the cameras metering was giving readings that weren’t really useful to begin with.
Thankfully, we had two good bedrooms upstairs to spend time in so the first part of the early morning were spent in there and then we split up and spent time moving around between rooms and changing lenses during.
Although many of the residences we visited had suitcases and personal effects, it was nice to find a place with other things inside and in reasonable shape too.
“As I lay me down to sleep”
It was also a nice change to see some really nice intact and detailed floors on the ground floor of this place, they made for some interesting photos and some break in the photos.
“A clean maison is a happy maison”
Going back to mention of the light, the photo below was taken at 8am when sunrise had already taken place hours before, the light and the atmosphere really added to the photos but the shutter speeds were really slow when bracketing shots.
As you can see in some of the following shots, beds feature a lot in this set of photos.
“For a rainy day”
“Someone to watch over me”
“All the basic things”
There were ample opportunities to capture detail shots and also full rooms later in the morning. I call this “basic things” as it has a bed for sleeping, a table for eating and shelves for books and niknaks for reading and storage.
“Onwards and upwards”
After we were satisfied that we had captured what we wanted, we drove back to the hotel for a shower and breakfast before leaving towards France.
Other photos can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timster1973/
Thanks for reading.