Following on from the theme of my Kent 2017 images here are a few from a stroll around a wet Canterbury one evening. Again, all taken on a Nikon D700 FX with either the 14-24 f2.8 or 24-120 f4 and processed in Lightroom and some with Photomatix used for tonemapping.
Usually seen with all its ornate Gothic grandeur this is a non-typical view of Canterbury Cathedral showing the earliest part of the church, distinctly Norman in style as revealed by its simplicity, low window to wall ratio and the curved Roman arched windows.
The principal entrance into the Cathedral grounds is the Christchurch Gate, facing onto the Buttermarket, and features this clearly modern (1990) bronze of Christ by the German sculptor Klaus Ringwald. It is… impressive, and makes a stark image, although not (in my view) a pleasing one!
The same entrance features great wooden doors and I liked this detailed panel within them.
Focussing in on detail again this time surmounting a gate. I could tell you it was the heraldic arms of the Bishop but I would be making it up.
Probably one of the most photographed places in Canterbury. The Old Weaver’s House, now a restaurant, overlooks High Street and the River Stour and was built around 1507 at the end of Henry VII’s reign. The light was poor but the reflections good and a black and white treatment seemed to work well with this image.
It was time to eat and I was torn between the Moroccan spices of the Cafe Mauresque and the lighting in Butchery Lane as dusk approached and the lights reflected on the wet cobbles. I was also torn between colour and black and white. Eventually I managed to achieve all three.