Friday, 3 June 2016

Salisbury - mostly cathedral

Staying with my brother in Winchester, we visited Salisbury on Monday. the first thing to catch our eye in the cathedral precincts was an extraordinary sculptured bottom.  We discovered that this was part of an exhibition by Sophie Ryder who seems to specialise in creatures with hare's heads and human bodies…

Inside the cathedral I was surprised to find that it was not a cathedral with masses of natural light as I had imagined.  Visiting with non-photographers anticipating their lunch inhibited my use of tripod, so I used the built-in HDR facilities on my Olympus OMD E-M1 all hand-held.  The first shots are from the garden of Ted Heath's house. The last pair are my attempt at showing the magnificent scissor arches which were introduced to support the spire when it was added 100 years after the main body of the cathedral.