Photographer's Note

You certainly remember my photos from the Bristol Cathedral which hosted the art installation, model of the Moon. It was called the Museum of the Moon. Indeed, I checked that the same exhibition visited another location near me, the Durham Cathedral, and I really wanted to see the Moon inside this magnificent interior. To be honest, that visit was rather a disappointment for me. At first, even though the entrance to the cathedral is supposedly free, the newly arranged entrance forces you to pass through the ticket counters where you are explicitly and loudly asked whether you can afford a donation of at least 5£. It is not much, but somehow the voluntary aspect of the donation is lost by shaming in public those who would say “no I cannot afford the 5£”. Well, I quickly paid the voluntary donation and went to see my friends who waited for me inside already. We took out our tripods and… we were approached by the hosts who told us that the use of the tripods is prohibited. My natural instinct is always: WHY? But instead of losing time for discussion with narrow minded people I told my friend that I just regret that I paid the donation… Obviously I tried to take long exposure photos supporting the camera against some chairs etc but the available composition opportunities were limited, of course. I also noticed that the model of the Moon is slightly moving, making all long exposure photos not sharp. I had to use a rather short exposure time, less than a second, and the effect of star shaped lights was not possible anymore. Anyway, I did want to share with you at least one shot from the Durham Cathedral with the Moon inside.

There is an expression in English language: “I love you to the moon and back”. As you can guess it means “I love you very much”. There are a couple of songs and children’s books bearing this title.

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I uploaded this photo in the evening hours, and it feels a bit dark to me now. I prepared it in the morning in a bright light and it felt well balanced then.

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