Tewkesbury Abbey interior

Yesterday Hannah and I spent the day in Tewkesbury. She was singing at choral Evensong at Tewkesbury Abbey and was in rehearsal for most of the day, so I spent a few hours walking around armed with a pair of cameras and a bag of lenses.

I’ve only finished one of the two films, which is exclusively interior shots of the abbey. I knew the inside would be dark so I loaded up my Canon AE-1 Program with a roll of Fuji Neopan 1600 which I pushed to ISO 3200. The result is a set of pictures that are filthy with delicious grain.

These pictures were taken using a Canon 50mm f/1.4, a Canon 28mm f/2.8 and a Cosina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5. The latter is not a great lens, but it is a lot of fun for this kind of thing.


  1. September 17, 2012

    Nice! I think my favourites are probably the altar candle, the organ, the choir stalls and the angel.

    Also I had a puerile little snigger at the phrase “lady chapel”

  2. Fraser
    September 21, 2012

    Nice work, I like the choir stalls, I see what you mean by ‘filthy’ yet ‘ delicious’

  3. Lee Griffiths Photography
    September 25, 2012

    Mate, these photos are stunning! I especially like the lone chap sat in among the chairs, and the photo of the organ!

  4. September 25, 2012

    Thanks all for your comments. Lee, why is it you haven’t shot any film yet? 😉

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