Monday, August 29, 2016

Cambridge in the Summer Sun

Bill and Barbara had a perfect summer's day on Friday for their visit to Cambridge and King's college Chapel looked at its best now the organ restoration is complete. The other chapel show in Clare - the simplicity such a contrast to King's.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

6.30 am Sunday Morning Transformation

My early morning activity today - we want to be Butterfly and a Cheetah Not sure you would guess without the prompt but it was early. The delights of sharing the house with a 6 and 4 year old.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Ely Cathedral

I very much enjoyed showing Bill and Barbara around Ely on Thursday - always good to have visitors who appreciate places. A few shots from the trip - the exteriors show how the light can change within an hour or so. Interior panorama is 16 shots. Images taken through the ceiling mirror - first one 15mm fisheye, next two 10mm lens. All handheld - some at 1/6th second so not critically sharp but amazing what modern cameras can do (Fuji-XT10)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hitchin Lavender Farm

The lavender is just about over but the sunflower field is in full bloom. I spent most of the time on our sunset visit to Hitchin Lavender in the sunflower field where the challenge was to find a good arrangement. As darkness came, the sunflowers glowed and make great monochrome subjects while the lavender fields turned a blueish purple - last image shot at iso6400.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tom Denny Stained Glass Hereford Cathedral

I was very taken with these stained glass windows celebrating the life of John Traherne,  an English poet, clergyman, theologian and religious writer born in c.1636. The windows are by Tom Denny, an artist who has produced windows for several other cathedrals including Durham and Leicester. His windows are noted for the distinctive way in which light and colour move across the surface. He achieves this effect by acid etching and silver staining each small piece of glass. The reflections in the last two images from Hereford recalled stained glass to me.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Abbey Dore, Herefordshire

Abbey Dore is the only former Cistercian Abbey still used for worship as a parish church though much of the Abbey has been demolished. Founded in 1147, used by Cistercian Monks in the 13th and14th century, it is a very impressive structure with lots of interesting features and preserved stone carvings. Enjoyed the challenge of a 280 degree panorama and some moody monochrome conversions.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Croft Castle, Herefordshire

A building has been on the site from the 11th century and it has from this time been the home of the Croft family. The present building originated as a castle in the 14th century and has been much altered since.It now consists of a stone quadrangular manor house with a small castellated round tower at each corner and a small square tower flanking the north side. The castle is under the care of the National Trust and members of the Croft family still 
live there. The chapel dates from the 13th Century
Notes to Myself!! The first image is taken with the wide end of the 10-24mm lens on FujiXT-10 and the second, a panorama of 7 vertical shots, so has a lot more pixels though should have used the wider end of the lens to keep more sky.

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so