Friday, 24 December 2010

15 Minute Photo Challenge - Winchester Cathedral

It’s time for another 15 Minute Photo Challenge. In a change from my previous outdoor locations I decided to do this challenge inside the amazing cathedral in Winchester. Why inside? Well partly because it’s an excellent location brimming with photographic potential but mostly because it was cold, grey and snowy outside.

As always I had just 15 minutes to take the photos, however if I’m honest the timing went out the window slightly. Not my fault, honest.

As I was wondering around taking photos I was approached by one of the Cathedral staff. I was really expecting to hear the usual “no photos allowed here” comment, but instead the very understanding gentleman offered us a quick tour round the Crypt. How could I refuse…


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The statue (Silence II) is by Anthony Gormley and when the crypt floods, which if often does, the statue and its reflection look stunning. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perspective the crypt was dry so we were able to walk inside.


At the back of the crypt was an early first world war grave marker. Most of these have been lost, destroyed later in the war or rotted away.

7 comments:

fosie1955 said...

As always very intuitive video.Photography is a constant learning subject & its great having you Gavin as a teacher. Thankyou

Shai said...

Brilliant.
I am always inspired by your videos.

I think it is time to head out with my camera and see what I can find. :D

Steve said...

Hoe did you merge the 2 images together?
Great video as always Gavin.

PhotoVigor said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year!!
Love your video tutorial.

Mireanu. said...

Nice place for photos. I love them all but my favorite one is panorama. Great job as always!

FC said...

Love these. Feels like the story of my life (shooting what is available). Why did you choose the 28-135 vs. the 24-105 L that I've seen on previous videos?

HELLI said...

Hi Gavin!
I have watched almost all your videos on youtube and I completely adore you. Thanks for sharing all the tips and tricks! I'm actually waiting for my first camera - a Nikon D7000 to be delivered in around three weeks and your videos serves as a great distraction meanwhile :) Still not too familiar with the aperture and shutter speed-settings though, but I'm working on it! Is there a good video of yours especially for this?

/Helena from Sweden.

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