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Scapula Memory 26th May 2008 10:49 AM

Winchester Cathedral.
 
A few shots from inside Winchester Cathedral captured yesterday. At one point I briefly looked down and noticed I was standing on Jane Austen`s grave. Anyway these are hand held at 400 ISO and as is the E1s Achilles heel they were noisier than Motorhead with Marshalls.

My outside shots were OK composition wise and for exposure but ruined by the noise as I forgot to switch back to custom function 1 I set for normal daylight shots using 100 ISO:( So will not be posting here. Neat Image is good but could not cope with the brick work outside the Cathedral or on shot 3, it turned it to slush even at 30%

comments/criticisms welcome.

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http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/538/Window_11.jpg



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Barr1e 26th May 2008 05:11 PM

Re: Winchester Cathedral.
 
I think you have some really good shots. One of my favourite type of taking pix is stain glass and I think you have done well with yours. Congrats.

Regards. Barr1e

HughofBardfield 27th May 2008 12:27 PM

Re: Winchester Cathedral.
 
Very nice shots - I particularly like the crypt and the choir stalls.

I love Winchester Cathedral - went to a performance of "Messiah" there once - magic!

Ellie 27th May 2008 01:11 PM

Re: Winchester Cathedral.
 
Winchester is one of my favourite cathedrals, but I haven't ever been inside with my camera. I'm going to have to make the effort some day. About how many hours do you think I'd need?

I think all the pictures are lovely, but the two I like best are for different reasons.

I like the Gormley statue, I think it's probably my favourite and suits the surroundings perfectly. I like the pattern made by the moisture on the floor too, it's unusual.

The other one is the last picture of the two seats. Because of the rumpled cushions they look almost as if they've been moved from somebody's house. All that's missing is an empty coffee cup on the tables. The picture has a nice, comfy and homely feel to it.

snaarman 27th May 2008 01:46 PM

Re: Winchester Cathedral.
 
This is scarey: I took a picture of the Gormley statue some years ago, very similar to yours. Its in my "churchspace" gallery - and comparing the two images...

He's moved slightly !!

Explanations on a postcard please

Pete

Andrew Riddell 27th May 2008 03:29 PM

Re: Winchester Cathedral.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by snaarman (Post 16969)
This is scarey: I took a picture of the Gormley statue some years ago, very similar to yours. Its in my "churchspace" gallery - and comparing the two images...

He's moved slightly !!

Explanations on a postcard please

Pete

If you look on the cathedral's own website, you'll find a similar shot with the statue up to his ankles in water. Apparently, the crypt still floods occasionally. Is this the answer:confused:

Andrew

Scapula Memory 27th May 2008 05:36 PM

Re: Winchester Cathedral.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellie (Post 16964)
Winchester is one of my favourite cathedrals, but I haven't ever been inside with my camera. I'm going to have to make the effort some day. About how many hours do you think I'd need?

Thanks to all for your comments. Ellie if I took a tripod I could spend hours and hours in there, there really is some fantastic scope for pictures. All in all I spent about 1 hour in there, casually snapping where possible. Luckily I was on my own in the crypt for the statue shot.....pretty cold down there as well, but there is a railing to rest your camera on to cure camera shake.

I would suggest a good 1.5 to 2 hours in there should be enough, be prepared for low light, very tricky light around windows and of course other people :)

Pete....I cant explain any movement on the statue.....but of course stories about crypts and strange things.....:eek:

That was my first visit there and have vowed to go back to this fantastic building ( without the kids! ) and see what can be done.

Ellie 29th May 2008 10:01 PM

Re: Winchester Cathedral.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scapula Memory (Post 16988)
Thanks to all for your comments. Ellie if I took a tripod I could spend hours and hours in there, there really is some fantastic scope for pictures. All in all I spent about 1 hour in there, casually snapping where possible. Luckily I was on my own in the crypt for the statue shot.....pretty cold down there as well, but there is a railing to rest your camera on to cure camera shake.

I would suggest a good 1.5 to 2 hours in there should be enough, be prepared for low light, very tricky light around windows and of course other people

Hmm, probably best to aim for half a day then, I tend to spent too much time looking and I know there's plenty to look at there.

Do you think there'd be any problems using a tripod?


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