Owen's range of subject matter, both during his years as an amateur and as a professional photographer, was varied. His ability to capture the poetic in the seemingly trivial landscape of both the natural and man-made worlds is notable. His sense of perspective imbues this particular print with a grandeur that might be more commonly associated with ancient ruins. His ability to push to the limits the artistic potential of the paper negative process as evidenced in this image is perhaps one explanation for his continued fidelity to its use.
Canon R. T. Cole (1874-1948); Mr. W. L. Venn; family of Reece Winstone FRPS by descent