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Confessing our sins.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 6 August 2017 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is the final picture in this series of internal views of Durham cathedral. In this HDR I did tweak the colour temperature and tint in the Camera Raw filter to produce a slightly different look and feel to the masonry.

I have a HUGE confession to make here - photography, videography, and the use of mobile smartphones is not normally permitted in Durham Cathedral, and certainly NOT for commercial gain. Those who transgress this rule are usually quickly prevented from carrying on by the approaching robed ushers, so when I entered I had not expected to come away with these shots, and did not intend to plan or shoot them! However I saw so many tourists taking pictures with cameras and phones , and it appeared, on this particular Sunday, that nobody was willing to prevent them continuing that I naturally just joined in (on the spur of the moment). I was ever so grateful, and these are probably going to be the only ones that I take in my lifetime, so I left a generous donation on the way out. I apologise profusely for breaking the rules, and look for your forgiveness.

PENTAX K100D 1/6 second F/5.6 ISO 800 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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STEED from D, France

A Final as a Firework ..Love the Perspective and the depth going to Unfinished ....Superb serie,Curly ....

6 Aug 2017 7:36am

Gérard from Allauch, France

You're forgiven!

6 Aug 2017 7:39am

: Helen : from is currently photographing at home in, Australia

Oh my, what a finale! Beautiful series Curly, congrats.

6 Aug 2017 8:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Rules like these are made to be broken Curly especially as you are sharing insight in to a fine building in a complimentary way :)

6 Aug 2017 8:40am

BiLL from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

I absolve you, my son!

6 Aug 2017 9:36am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

I approve of you taking these beautiful photos! The last one is particularly stunning!

6 Aug 2017 10:21am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Beautifully done! I visited Durham Cathedral last autumn and managed to overcome the no-photography rule by striking up a friendly conversation with one of the robed ushers, and lamenting my inability to bring home some visual memory of the Cathedral's beautiful interior. Eventually I suggested that she take a walk around so that she would not be a witness to my taking a few pictures, without flash of course. She very kindly obliged and I got my shots. "Ask and it will be given to you."

6 Aug 2017 2:41pm

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

beau HDR

6 Aug 2017 5:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image made even better by your "transgression". ;-) I've enjoyed this lovely series.

6 Aug 2017 7:19pm

Tom from Sheffield (originally Durham :-), United Kingdom

A fine set of images - I don't understand the cathedral's attitude on amateur photographers - I've quite happily paid a fiver in other cathedrals in the country for a pass to take pics.

6 Aug 2017 7:33pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Read your text ... very interesting. A wonderful image with perfect technique. You are an artist no doubt! Thanks a lot! Lovely serie!

6 Aug 2017 9:06pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, perspective, colors & lights!
Amazing view !!!!!

6 Aug 2017 11:43pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just beautiful! A gorgeous view. This was a wonderful series. I really enjoyed it. I hate to say this but if it was not for you breaking the rules, we would not have been able to see this gorgeous cathedral.

7 Aug 2017 1:38am

PD from Kansas, United States

Beautiful result!

7 Aug 2017 2:41am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel intérieur et vue quel banc et décoration fantastique.

7 Aug 2017 4:06am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning view

7 Aug 2017 5:14am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Such great detail! Love the lighting! Love the colors.

7 Aug 2017 9:01am

1/6 second
ISO 800
27 mm (35mm equiv.)