Ely, Cambridgeshire, 18th April 2014

April 22, 2014
Written by: Rob Slusar

As is the case this time of year, we get the luxury of a 4 day weekend.. Whether you are religious or not, it is a nice time to take a break and recharge the batteries.

I decided on the Good Friday of this weekend to take a trip into the local town of Ely.

The town has a number of wonderful views and historical sites, including the large cathedral the town is well known for.

Naturally, I took my camera with me AND this time out, I took my old 35mm camera with me, which still needs its roll of film developing, so maybe some will come from that if they came out ok.

Anyway, here are some shots from in and around the town.

Narrow boat on the river

Boats on the river, a view from the pub with the railway bridge behind

Vents on one of the narrow boats. I have been guilty in the past of ignoring “details” when it comes to composing shots, but as a newbie to this art I am still learning, and I am quite proud of how this shot came out with a bit of touching up to enhance the colours and reflections

Memorial garden in the town

Looking towards the cathedral from Cherry Hill Park, site of a Norman castle many years ago

Brickwork shot of one of the cathedral gatehouses

Looking towards the cathedral from the entrance to the bishops house

The cathedral using some HDR effects to bring out the moody feel of the sky behind. This is my first attempt using HDR.. not generally a fan myself but sometimes it looks interesting

A close up of the clock tower structure

Window detailing

More detailing

This shot in the end became on of my favourites. Whilst editing it, I wasn’t feeling it, the grey clouds in the background took away from the building and I was going to ditch it. I decided to throw a black and white setting in, which gave the photo a whole new life, one I am much happier with.

As always, thanks for looking.


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