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photoblog image MONOCHROME MANIA - PART2  #7

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART2 #7

Lincoln Cathedral

An 1970's Sunday outing with my Camera Club at St.Neots was a trip to Lincoln and I was able to capture this view of the building from a high viewpoint some way away. Needless to say the cathedral had the standard set of scaffolding up the outside, quite a regular thing for Lincoln I gather.

Some years later I was a member of Loughborough Male Voice Choir and we had the great privilege of performing a lunchtime concert in the cathedral, a great experience. (I sing Bass by the way.)

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

MONOCHROME MANIA - PART2 #7

Lincoln Cathedral

An 1970's Sunday outing with my Camera Club at St.Neots was a trip to Lincoln and I was able to capture this view of the building from a high viewpoint some way away. Needless to say the cathedral had the standard set of scaffolding up the outside, quite a regular thing for Lincoln I gather.

Some years later I was a member of Loughborough Male Voice Choir and we had the great privilege of performing a lunchtime concert in the cathedral, a great experience. (I sing Bass by the way.)

(All of the pictures in this series were taken on B&W.film, developed and printed by me, and sometimes entered into Club competitions.  This is original monochrome work and the only digital bit is scanning the prints into Photoshop and preparing them for display here.)

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Feb 2009, 00:45
Well...its a very fine image, Brian, even if it was achieved with technology from the [camera] Stone Age.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Ray.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 17 Feb 2009, 02:58
Looks like an amazing place, what great architecture
Brian Walbey: It's a lovely building, inside and out Zed, thanks for your comment.
Nice shot Brian. I have been to Lincoln many times but never been in the Cathedral
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, you've missed a treat not going inside. A few years ago when I belonged to Loughborough Male Voice Choir we had the pleasure of performing a lunchtime concert in here one Saturday, it was a great experience.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2009, 09:27
I like the composition of this with the bit of wall in the foreground which contrasts with the majesty of the cathedral. There always seems to be some scaffolding on a cathedral front, no matter where or when you want to take the photograph!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, This was in my early days of learning about things like use the wall at the base to frame the main subject.
Great capture of this impressive cathedral Brian! Very good scanning job.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Richard.
A brilliant building and caught with plenty of detail. Nice one.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Ron.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2009, 14:14
Brilliant shot Brian@: love the processing
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Chris.
Lovely clear shot Brian, great tones
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Pamela.
Good shooting angle Brian and its great in black and white. richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, nearly all my work was B&W in those days.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Feb 2009, 18:48
I would love to see it inside, this is majestic, a wonderful picture, I think the singing was a great experience, I am alt....
Impressive!!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. this is a lovely building and the singing experience was wonderful. I also used to belong to a mixed choir, who by the way are coming to Amsterdam after Easter, and we had the privilege of singing evensong in the cathedral at Lichfield, not too far from Tracy, another wonderful experience.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Feb 2009, 21:31
A magnificent capture, Brian, of a magnificent building. Can you imagine the nimbys who would be up in arms if they wanted to build something so huge these days?
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Alan, these days it would be one of those horrible monstrositites without any artisan workmanship like the old places.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2009, 22:21
There's something about this picture that makes it look slightly unreal, I'm not sure what it is.

Beautiful scene, I wonder if they've taken down the scaffolding yet? wink
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie, I can assure you it is realsmile I think they have probably moved the scaffolding along a bit by now:-D
A grand view of the cathedral Brian. I have only been to Lincoln once, never went into the cathedral but down one of the roads near it was a grand Pie Shop, they were just delicious.
Brian Walbey: Thanks les, the Pie Shop sounds inviting, what a shame you didn't get time to look in the Cathedral, it is a great building.

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