June 16, 2011

England 1 - Flying...to Ely

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My third trip to the UK since 2008 was my second focused on providing a photo tour for students (the 2010 photo tour to Cornwall was followed up with a week of architectural photography which lead to the exhibition Symmetry in Stone, in 2011).
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After landing in London, I picked up the rental car, and drove east, to the cathedral city of Ely in Cambridgeshire. I'd not managed to photograph Ely Cathedral during my 2010 visit, and it was high on my bucket list.
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After settling into the B&B, and a short rest, I headed out to photograph the exterior of the cathedral, a brief 5 minute walk from my accommodations. The late afternoon light landed full-on on the front fa├žade of the building, making for a dramatic composition.
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After walking around the cathedral, and making a number of really pleasing images, I continued to photograph the little things that stuck out around me - in most cases using my Canon 135mm f/2 lens to separate the details out from the city at large.
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I particularly enjoy the multiple layers of the above image - and the delicate colour contrast of the terracotta and bricks against the green leaves and moss.

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