Canterbury Cathedral - Choir Screen

Canterbury Cathedral – Choir Screen

Perspective is such that you’ll rarely see a shot such as this of the Choir Screen in Canterbury Cathedral. As you progress through the Nave, you are required to ascend steps to this screen. I have deliberately shot this with a head-on perspective. Processing Seven-bracket HDR photograph (seems pointless keep stepping down to three as the 6D handles it) taken …

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Viva la ambiance - Canterbury Cathedral - The Nave

Viva la ambiance – Canterbury Cathedral – The Nave

Photographers, especially wedding photographers, with Flash powered websites that blare out music when you enter them (frequently with no discernible way of turning them off) upset me. Which is a shame, as I think this image of the Nave at Canterbury Cathedral could do with Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor playing for atmosphere. So for those who would …

alistairViva la ambiance – Canterbury Cathedral – The Nave
Canterbury Cathedral - The Nave

Canterbury Cathedral – The Nave

Looking West down the Nave (an interesting fact is that most Cathedrals “point” from West to East) with a wide angle lens you can see the sublime 600 year old structure of Canterbury Cathedral. It was designed by Henry Yevele and is 26.5m (82ft) high (a photograph looking up will follow). Much of the window at the end of the …

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Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle

My mother was born here (Rochester not the castle), and we used to visit often when I was a child, to browse old bookshops, eat fudge and sit on the cannons in this great castle. The castle is an English Heritage site and free to enter the grounds, and no cost to enter the keep if you’re a member. Aperture: …

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Rochester Cathedral - Inside

Rochester Cathedral – Inside

After an extended family-related hiatus, I plan to be back in 2012. This is the first of 2012’s posts, and features the inside of the beautiful cathedral at Rochester. Aperture: ƒ/9 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/1.3s Title: Rochester Cathedral – Inside

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Hever Stone Fountain

Hever Stone Fountain

This fountain at Hever Castle has the feel of a Victorian or early 20th Century fantasy film; something like Narnia, or Secret Garden. The decadence of what is only an ornamental feature is captivating, though it has started to wear with age. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 50 Shutter speed: 1/2s Title: Hever …

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Aylesford Bridge, Kent

Aylesford Bridge, Kent

I remember this bridge from my childhood, growing up in Maidstone, Kent. At the time this bridge was accessible by cars, and being extremely narrow was chaotic. In my childhood the chimney didn’t exist, now it incerates waste, bathing the town in soot. The pedestrianisation¬†of the bridge has been a big positive, but arguably the latter change has detracted from …

alistairAylesford Bridge, Kent