I last visited Guildford Cathedral in March 2015 when I was told that the Grade II listed Guildford Cathedral was at risk because of deteriorating plasterwork, which contained asbestos (https://pin-sharp.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/guildford-cathedral-double-takes.html). They raised the necessary 9.6M pounds and work has started. Only a small part of the Cathedral is open but it did give wonderful views of the very impressive scaffolding needed to work on the nave ceiling.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
I called in at Verulameum Park on my way to Guildford to see if the Herons that nest on the island on the lake were active and found only one very grumpy Heron hiding in the middle of the bushes but a large number of Cormorants squabbling for the prime position. The lake was partly frozen and the low sunlight gave great colours there and through the trees.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
A second set of images from Anglesey Abbey Winter Lights using combinations of in-camera multiple images, lens zooming and movement of camera during long exposures. I like the unpredictability of the results: uploading to the computer to view larger and when adjusted is a bit like getting the slides back in the 'old days'.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
I visited the Winter Lights Display at Anglesey Abbey last night along with members of Cambridge CC and Toft Photogroup. Clear night allowed stars to feature in some of the images. Here are the traditional shots from the evening i.e.keeping the camera as still as possible given the long exposures and large numbers of people!! I particularly likes the use of ultraviolet light to show off the large Allium seedheads. A batch of creative shots to follow.
Friday, November 25, 2016
We had our first of two Start to Finish Days at Shortgrove Estate yesterday. We had two topics for the day - focus stacking and monochrome/infrared. I was using a focus rail - the first minute toadstool was the result of stacking 49 f2.8 images and the Gerbera 113 images (third image is one of the stacking images). I also used my infrared camera - the light was very dull so a different colour rendering to the last time at Shortgrove.