The bright low winter sunshine lit the choir stalls and choirscreen with coloured light through the stained glass windows and allowed detail to be recorded that is impossible in dull light.
A few notes here from English Heritage on dates etc. The Chapel was built between 1446 and 1515, and the glass was added between 1515 and 1531. The building is an outstanding example of the craftsmanship of the period. The fan-vault of the roof was designed and built by John Wastell, master-mason 1512-15. The timber roof was built by Martin Prentice and Richard Russel 1508-15; it is of 24 bays. The windows form one of the finest and most complete sets of late medieval stained glass in Europe. The Organ is by Renee Harris, 1688. Screen of magnificent oak carving, 1533-36 with the central doors of 1636. Choir stalls of oak, 1533-6. The Chapel was paved with marble 1702 and Portland stone 1775.
Friday, November 29, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
With the very dull conditions on Sunday, getting good contrast in the Canon infrared images (b/w) proved a challenge but I do like the colour images from the converted Sony RX100.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The recent frosts had resulted in most of the trees losing their leaves so that most of the colour was on the woodland floor. A few images from Sunday, most with in camera effects, e.g Orton effect - one in and one out of focus on a double exposure, except 4 which is a combination of 7 images taken walking round a tree (Pep Ventosa technique). Don't think many work that well but certainly enjoyed trying!! The two straight shots (1 and 3 are easier on the eye).
Monday, November 25, 2019
Photos of the most-photographed fungi on our RPS Nature group trip to Epping forest today. These are my suggestions for species but will update if get different IDs from experts1. Mycena inclinata 2. Mycena haematopus
3. Mycena inclinata 4.Mycena radicata
5. Lycoperdon pyriforme
6 and 7 Helvella crispa
8 and 9 Xylaria hypoxylon
10 and 11 Mycena inclinata
Sunday, November 24, 2019
A very hard fought level game played in poor light on a grey drizzly day. I was up to 3200 ISO and some are only 1/320th second so surprised that any are shareable!!