Textiles in Durham Cathedral

Recently, Durham Cathedral, which does not normally allow photography inside, held an open evening for amateur photographers to come along and snap away. I’ve already posted about my photos of the Cathedral itself, but said at the time I’d hold back the ones of textiles for a separate post following a textile tour of the…

Durham Cathedral photography evening

Durham Cathedral does not allow photography inside, but occasionally they have ticket-only photography evenings.  There was one this Thursday, and I went along. It was a perfect summer evening, and Durham looked beautiful. The evening was very well attended – we all spent a lot of time trying to keep out of other people’s shots!…

Brocolitia and Vindolanda

Well, it’s October, so of course it was the hottest day of the year here.  It’s been very warm for the last few days; I’d taken a few days off work to work on the Banner, but it was far too nice to stay indoor stitching all the time, so I played hooky for a…

Climbing hydrangea – and bees

Now I’ve got my new camera, I’ve discovered I really like taking pictures of flowers.  I was never very interested in it before, in my pre-camera days, but of all the trial and error snapping away that I’ve been doing, that’s what I’ve enjoyed the most. I’m pretty pleased with the results, too.  This is…

Sculpture in Gateshead

As I was looking for a bit of practice with my new camera, my friend Steph suggested a trip to Gateshead riverside.  Gateshead, on the south bank of the River Tyne, have made quite a feature of public scuplture, with Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North the most famous, but by no means the only,…

A few flower photos

I may have mentioned this before, but I have a new camera! I’m in grave danger of becoming a camera bore to my nearest and dearest, and now you, but I don’t care – I just love it.  For the record, it’s a Sony NEX-3, which is sort of baby DSLR: SLR quality, but with…