Rochester with POTN

Once again, the fine folks from POTN and I set out for a day of photography.  This time the destination was Rochester, Kent.  I don’t recall who selected the destination as it seemed a bit random, but they had a nice cathedral and the lion’s share of a castle remaining to attract some photographic attention.

Rochester Castle

I did sneak into the crypt of Rochester cathedral for a couple of light orbs as well.  Ok, so it was open to the public and there was no sneaking involved, but it was still a very cool venue.

Another orb in the crypt of Rochester cathedral.

After the excitement of the castle and cathedral and when I’d felt said excitement had peaked, we headed down to the Medway Festival of Steam.  Honestly.  There were some interesting steam powered contraptions lumbering around, but not really my cup of tea.  It was down at the rivers edge, which gave me a chance to play with some really long exposures and shoot these boats through a bit of welders glass.

Long exposure with a bit of welding glass.

You’ll find a few more images from the day here.  There are also images from the other photographers on the POTN site here.

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2 Responses to “Rochester with POTN”

  1. Bonnie Says:

    Like the orbs in Rochester Cathedral. Long exposures on boats are nice too. Don’t know how you can do it… 🙂

  2. Kevin Says:

    Thanks Bonnie!

    The long exposures were done with a piece of welding glass in front of the lens. It’s basically a really dark bit of glass that forces you to use a long exposure even in the middle of the day, so you get nice effects like the soft water and the moving clouds.

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