Hexham Abbey

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:

Hexham Abbey



  1. suej · April 12, 2014

    It looks quite a place, Robin. I love the movement of the light from the windows throughout the day in the film…great.

    • northumbrianlight · April 13, 2014

      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.

  2. Cate Franklyn · April 12, 2014

    This is great stuff. Please send more.

    • northumbrianlight · April 13, 2014

      Thanks Cate – I must definitely spend some more time in that fine building.

  3. MJF Images · April 12, 2014

    Beautiful job on these!

  4. restlessjo · April 12, 2014

    That’s a nice little video, Robin 🙂 And I like your candles shot too.

  5. RobynG · April 13, 2014

    Excellent set of images! All are great in B/W.

  6. RobynG · April 13, 2014

    And…the time lapse video is awesome!

  7. LaVagabonde · April 13, 2014

    Isn’t is funny how the most magnificent of monuments seem to fade into the background when you live by them?

    • northumbrianlight · April 13, 2014

      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.

  8. calmas5 · April 15, 2014

    Stunning shots again. Another on my have to go see lists..

    • northumbrianlight · April 15, 2014

      Many thanks – there are lots of other good reasons for heading to the north east 🙂

  9. Otto von Münchow · April 16, 2014

    Excellent photos. Those clouds are just amazing – enhanced by the post-production. I also like the way you use the contrasts inside the abbey.

    • northumbrianlight · April 16, 2014

      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 🙂

  10. Malin H · April 24, 2014

    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…

    • northumbrianlight · May 2, 2014

      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 🙂

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