The finest part of our trip from South Shields was seeing Durham Cathedral lit up by huge projections from the "Crown of light" feature. Truly spectacular, this was the reason why the crowds were so deep and dense on Palace Green.
This was my favourite picture from the night, and an approproiate one to end the series with. It was just the variety of patterns displayed on the cathedral which made this eye catching for me.
In fact this turned out to be my favourite shot of the year, after careful planning and arranging timing etc. to be on Palace Green after the bulk of the massive crowds had moved on I had a good spot, the sky was pretty clear and I had all of my equipment to hand (tripod, torch, remote release). I also had time to make a few test shots and determine the correct exposure, but really the biggest thrill was to see one of the world's greatest cathedrals, the spiritual home of the northern saints, lit up with illuminations taken from the Lindisfarne Gospels, at a time when this iconic tome was being displayed in Durham University library.
To be honest I like this one more than the previous post (which was Spotlighted) because the crowds are farther back and it increases the dimensions of the place, I think the colours and patterns are a little sharper and more dynamic in this shot too.
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