Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument. The Abbey dominates the northern side of Hexham, we see it almost everyday and, as locals, take it for granted. It deserves more of our attention. There is an earlier post on the same subject but I am looking for an excuse to provide a link to A Day in the Light of Hexham Abbey, a film recently commissioned as part of the Hexham Abbey Project. This is the view from its southern side but the film captures its real magic:
It looks quite a place, Robin. I love the movement of the light from the windows throughout the day in the film…great.
It is a wonderful space Sue, quite uplifting. It is at its best when the sun shines through the high windows, something the film captures so well.
This is great stuff. Please send more.
Thanks Cate – I must definitely spend some more time in that fine building.
Beautiful job on these!
Many thanks, much appreciated.
That’s a nice little video, Robin 🙂 And I like your candles shot too.
Thanks Jo, I agree – they have done a great job with the film.
Excellent set of images! All are great in B/W.
Many thanks Robyn – have a great weekend 🙂
And…the time lapse video is awesome!
Isn’t it just – might inspire me to try some time lapse too.
Isn’t is funny how the most magnificent of monuments seem to fade into the background when you live by them?
Strange isn’t it. Not only do we not see them but we don’t even think to take a closer look, almost as though without some effort/travel the destination is not worthwhile. There are lots of quotes but this one seems about right: Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.
Stunning shots again. Another on my have to go see lists..
Many thanks – there are lots of other good reasons for heading to the north east 🙂
Excellent photos. Those clouds are just amazing – enhanced by the post-production. I also like the way you use the contrasts inside the abbey.
Many thanks, too kind. I confess these were rejects from an earlier post but I was keen to show the time-lapse video so had to make do – hence the heavy hand of Photoshop 🙂
I believe it’s very common.. that the locals take things for granted sometimes.
We have that kind of “problem” everywhere.
I really love your images, Robin. There’s something special… the tone, the feeling…
Many thanks Malin – apologies for the slow response, we have been away on a canal trip in mid-Cheshire. An area I used to live in, I now go back visiting all the places I took for granted when just a few miles away – history repeats itself 🙂