The day after our tour through the Norfolk coast, we visited Norwich Cathedral. Norwich Cathedral was completely, mind-blowingly amazing. It is 900 years old. Let that sink in for a moment. 900. years. old. It made me think of the book Pillars Of The Earth and I wonder if this cathedral is what the author had in mind when he wrote the book. It’s truly an amazing work of architectural art.
We had special permission to have tripods in cathedral so I shot a few pinhole photos. For whatever reason, my Olympus XA didn’t make it out of my bag that day.
Here are a few pinhole and iPhone shots.
One of our stops in Norfolk was a really cool Anglican church: St Margaret’s, Cley. It’s located in Cley Next The Sea. Here are a few photos from my iphone, pinhole camera, and 35mmcc (more geeky film photography details at the end of the post).
The pinhole camera used was a Reality So Subtle 6×6 and Ektar 100 film.
The 35mmcc used was an Olympus XA with Ferrania P30.
One of the most memorable places we visited in Norfolk was Warham Camp, which is the remnants of Iron Age settlement. I’ve said this before on this blog, but it’s really hard for me to wrap my mind around the history of the really old places I’ve visited in Europe so far. It blows my mind when I walk around places that were inhabited by people thousands of years ago. This place was simply magical.
the walk to Warham Camp
There was a tree on the site that I liked. I’m certain it isn’t as old as the settlement, but still. It had a good vibe.
Warham Camp is circular hill fort. In the photos you can see the hill and trench. This trench/hill circles the settlement and was used for defense. Here are some websites with more information about this interesting place:
I am struggling with where to start with regard to sharing this adventure with you. I suppose I will start with Day One. But I am going to have to break it up in parts because it was a big day. For my camera geek friends, These posts will be a mixture of Pinhole photos, photos from the Olympus XA, Instax, and iPhone snaps (I’ll geek out more about films used and exposure times at the end of the post).
Let’s start with The Van.
Alex, the organizer of this meetup was very kind to rent a giant van to pick up his American friends from the airport. We then used it to transport the lot of us to the Norfolk coast where we wandered and took photos.
I tried a taste of bacon bap from this charming little place.
The group of us walked and walked through beautiful landscapes.
Until, finally, we reached the North Sea.
It was the first of many beautiful places we would visit that day.
The pinhole photos were shot with a Reality So Subtle 6×6 and Ektar 100. All shots were around 5 seconds long.
The Black and White photos were shot with an Olympus XA and Ferrania P30.
This is kind of related to my trip to England, but totally not related at the same time. I wanted to share the first results from the Great International Terrapin Swap with you. Our first participant was Andrew from England, whom I met on Pinhole Day in Norwich. It was super fun to meet in person and watch him in action! Here are the results from our swap. You can see more over on my Flickr album.
And if you are interesting in participating check out Gitswap.org!