Halloween at the Hellfire Club by Ibraar Hussain

Halloween at the Hellfire Club

by Ibraar Hussain

Dear Steve, Brandon and all www.stevehuffphoto.com lovers!

A quick one, seeing as Halloween just passed, I thought it would be apt for me to submit some photos for the time of year.

I went to The Hellfire Caves at West Wycombe at this time of year, on a dreary dark Halloween, followed by a trip to West kennet Long Barrow and Avebury in Wiltshire, an area with a long tradition of things Pagan and ancient.

West Wycombe is worth visiting, and the area around the Dashwood Mausoleum can be very creepy at night, even during the day there is something other worldly and eerie about the place. The Hellfire Caves were a meeting place for the Hellfire Club since the 18th century, and one Benjamin Franklin was also a member!

All worth visiting, and enjoying and great places for photography!





I was armed that wet day with a Minolta Dynax/Maxxum 5 35mm SLR with a slow kit lens and used the flash inside the caves. It is small and light with a very fast AF – and takes all Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha lenses. It was loaded with a roll of Ilford HP5 and I had it developed at a Lab so all basic and low-fi.

Sunlight at West Wycombe Hill, Buckinghamshire


Wiltshire from West Kennet.


Girl at The Hellfire Club, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Wiltshire from West Kennet.


The Dashwood Mausoleum, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.


In The Hellfire Caves, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


West Wycombe Park and House, from West Wycombe Hill, Buckinghamshire


At The Hellfire Club, West Wycombe Hill, Buckinghamshire



  1. Thanks guys, not much interest with these – I was quite pleased with these though! :/

    The pictures are soft, I think that adds to the style. mood etc I was trying to portray.

    The Minolta Dynax 5 was one of my favourite SLR’s – anyone used on? (Or the superior Dynax/Maxxum 7?)

  2. Hi Jim, I love the images as well but some images seem to dissolve on my old crappy Monitor. Checked out images on friends Monitor -massive difference. So now I know !


  3. What film scanner do you use ? Sometimes your photos look a little soft on the site ? Suppose it could be intentional and if so great -but this site requires low res which I feel is bad as I like to appreciate the photos better and I find that film posts seem to suffer here more than digital ?
    Again problem might be on my side as I use my Laptop and some times output to a larger Monitor but not a really good one.
    So higher res for posting images if possible please.

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