Bristol Cathedral

Regular readers of this blog will know that I enjoy photographing the interiors and exteriors of churches and cathedrals. Bristol Cathedral, just a couple of minutes walk away from my office, is conspicuously absent from my list so far. Last week I decided to take a lunchtime walk around the cathedral as the sun was out and brilliant light was shining into the cathedral through the windows and giving a wonderful impression of light.

As is the usual for my pictures of cathedrals, these were shot on film. I used my Canon FTb with Canon FD 17mm ultra wide angle lens and exposed a roll of Fuji Neopan 1600. I usually push this to EI 3200 but on this occasion there was enough light to shoot it at its native EI 1600. Most of the exposures were 1/30 sec at f/4 or f/5.6.

This is the first time I’ve used the 17mm lens “properly”. I noticed that on the shots that include bright windows, there is a large bloom effect. I initially assumed that this was lens flare but having looked more closely at the negatives it seems to be halation on the film.

One Comment

  1. Adam
    March 7, 2014

    Great set of photos

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