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Naughty Nigel
4th June 2009, 11:05 AM
From Anne Heywood, Chapter Steward

"Usually there are restrictions on photography in Durham Cathedral. But we appreciate that there are those who would welcome the opportunity to spend a summer's evening testing their skill in capturing the essence of this wonderful building.

Therefore, we are holding a photographic evening from 6.30 to 9.00pm on Wednesday 17 June. The Cathedral will be open only for photography and members of the Durham Photographic Society will be on hand to help and advise. This sacred space is not that easy to capture in images, even with the increasingly sophisticated digital cameras but those with
simple 'point and snap' cameras are also more than welcome.

There will be a charge of 5.00 per camera. Tickets will be available in advance from the Information Desk in the Cathedral or at the door on the night.

Flash photography is not permitted but tripods are welcome as long as no-one trips over them!

This is the first time we have welcomed hobby photographers as a group to the Cathedral. Let's hope for a glorious summer evening when the Cathedral not only looks its best but should be bathed in light seldom seen by the public.

Anne Heywood
Chapter Steward"

ENDS

HughofBardfield
4th June 2009, 12:08 PM
Wow! What a terrific opportunity. Shame I'm not within striking distance :(

Are you going Nigel???

snaarman
4th June 2009, 12:43 PM
Yes, great chance. Nice building and grounds, particularly with low sun.

We were there last year but it was photography verboten as usual

Pete

StephenL
4th June 2009, 12:57 PM
It's a lovely building!! Just a wee bit too far :(

Ken Lister
4th June 2009, 01:27 PM
I`m thinking of going. Does anyone in the area want to car share, as parking can be a nightmare in Durham?

I live in Prudhoe, so can pick up in Newcastle or en route.

PM if interested.

Naughty Nigel
4th June 2009, 05:23 PM
Wow! What a terrific opportunity. Shame I'm not within striking distance :(

Are you going Nigel???


I will go if I can get a pass out, and if the light is good. (I live only fifteen minutes away so I can make a last minute decision).

I see they are charging 5 per camera, not per person. I may just take a MF film camera with two film backs.

I know a lot of people don't like the 'no photography' rule, but at least they don't charge admission at Durham, unlike many other cathedrals.

EH1
5th June 2009, 04:03 PM
It is a very long way for me, but as I feel this is one of those once in a lifetime`s oppertunity, I am going to make the effort!;)

Yorkie
7th June 2009, 08:53 AM
Living in York I will be taking the train the couple of stops North for this event. Probably catch a train between 17:00 and 17:30 if anyone else is on board please let me know. *chr

Bill Gordon
7th June 2009, 08:56 PM
I had the good fortune to visit this cathedral and here is the proof!!

snaarman
7th June 2009, 09:11 PM
Hope you get a good sunset :-)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/08070720041.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/15788)

Pete

Bill Gordon
7th June 2009, 11:07 PM
Front Door Knocker

alciphron
14th June 2009, 04:40 PM
I have a spare ticket for this. PM me if you are interested.

/Tom

Ken Lister
15th June 2009, 08:07 PM
I have a spare ticket for this. PM me if you are interested.

/Tom

PM sent re ticket

alciphron
18th June 2009, 06:26 PM
Good evening was had by all, though sorry I could not find you at the end, Ken.

How about this for serendipity:

http://tomstoneham.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p586388386-4.jpg

/Tom

snaarman
18th June 2009, 06:50 PM
Excellent picture!

Pete

Bill Gordon
18th June 2009, 07:22 PM
By golly, you were at the right place at the right time. Great shot!

alciphron
18th June 2009, 08:42 PM
By golly, you were at the right place at the right time. Great shot!

Absolutely - we were rushing back to the station and it was one of those 'catch the train or take the photo' decisions. I think I made the right call. :p

Yorkie
19th June 2009, 09:07 PM
A couple of my shots from this great event.

The sunset is not as classic as Tom's. Well done Tom*chr

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6178555.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Durham_Cathedral_HDR_4.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6178453.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/6178542.jpg

There are more on my SmugMug Gallery.

Bill Gordon
19th June 2009, 09:40 PM
Hi Adrian
I had a good look at your Durham Cathedral shots and they are just stunning!! Your sunset shots ..... you have nothing to be ashamed about, they are all great. I was in Durham some years ago and I was not able to get inside but I did do the grounds. It is difficult to park a car in that part of town. England is so full of "really great" subjects for photography and most of the guys and girls on this site are putting it all together. When you are a tourist you don't have the same opportunities but we do are best!

Cheers(:>)

snaarman
19th June 2009, 10:07 PM
Hi there Adrian..

Great pictures on the Smugmug site, not just the Cathedral, either..

Pete

BTW, you have a gallery on the Smugmug site called "Animals and Brids"

I live in hope of photographing a brid, but I have had no luck so far, though I once nearly got a shot of a snoat :)

alciphron
20th June 2009, 05:45 AM
A couple of my shots from this great event.

The sunset is not as classic as Tom's. Well done Tom*chr



You are *way* too modest - some fabulous shots there and the HDRs worked brilliantly.

I must admit I found shooting inside the cathedral, with so many other photographers watching, quite intimidating. Despite that, your photos show great observation as well as composition.

We will have to do another trip so I can learn more from you.

Best,

Tom

Yorkie
20th June 2009, 09:49 AM
Thank yo all so much for your comments.

Pete,

Spelling corrected, thanks.:eek:

alert_bri
24th June 2009, 02:48 PM
Good evening was had by all, though sorry I could not find you at the end, Ken.

How about this for serendipity:

http://tomstoneham.zenfolio.com/img/v6/p586388386-4.jpg

/Tom

Fantastic Tom!

Nice gallery too...

Cheers

Brian