Bishop Auckland on film, February 2020

The first part of our trip to Bishop Auckland and the historycan be found HERE.

As well as the fuji I had my Canon EOS 1000FN loaded with some kodak portra so shot a few frames around the castle and town.

Entrance to the castle.
The walk to the deer park

Below the windows of the castle just before the entrance there are coats of arms carved in stone, one is for Bishop Ruthall and the other for Bishop Tunstall, both of whom were Prince Bishops during Henry VIII reign. Not sure which is which. If you embiggen the first one with a click you can see carved skulls above the main design.

You may remember that Bishop Lightfoot had the oak panelling installed in ST Peter’s Chapel, this is one of the stained glass windows he also had installed with lots of bishops portrayed, that’s him in the centre with a red scarfy type thing on. Am sure there’s a correct Bishopy term for that but google wasn’t helpful this time).

Just inside ST Peter’s Chapel there is a marbel homage to Bishop Trevor.

Auckland Tower, part of the Auckland project, has all the information you need to explore the Castle, grounds and local area. It also has some great viewing platforms!

Auckland Tower
Restoration of the clock tower commissioned by Bishop Trevor and designed by Sir Thomas Robinson of Rokeby. 
View up the main street

Well that’s about it for the film shots, but we’ll be back next time on the universe blog for other bits and bobs, so stay tooned!

42 thoughts on “Bishop Auckland on film, February 2020

  1. I bigged ’em all up, and was reminded how Canon cameras deal with colours. Back when I owned three Canon film cameras at the same time, I used to complain about ‘muddy browns’, and ‘blurred greens’. I changed to Minolta to get some difference, then to Fuji for the ‘punchy’ reds and blues. But your more modern Canon seems to have a much better overall balance. πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. The stained glass is curious. The date 1901 but the men’s faces almost look like a photograph on the stained glass (modern) and I’ve never seen that type of shading on stained glass before. Makes me wonder if it was redone recently(?). Great pictures!

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  3. On a dreary, wet day, you managed to make the best of it. I like your pictures. I have not used Kodak Portra–I know you are a professional photographer. How long have you been doing it? Do you have a studio? Do you sell your work?

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    1. Hi Cindy, I’m not a professional at all, it’s just a hobby. I’ve always had a camera as long as I can remember, but only got into it properly about 10 years ago. I don’t have a studio, but I do have a shed that suffices, and no I don’t sell my stuff. I’ve given people pictures when they ask though πŸ™‚

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  4. Not being a photographer, I am fascinated by the detail in your images, the architecture and the history! With each of your posts I wonder about life at that time, and what it was like on a day to day basis. Love the viewing platform! I suppose it was necessary to keep adventurous photographers off the rooftops!! πŸ€”πŸ˜Š

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  5. Lovely as usual, I am becoming more and more a fan of Kodak Professional films, beautiful colour and detail. The “scarfy thing” is called a stole. Originally worn by servants in the time of Christ, they were more of a towel, used to wash the feet of visitors, as Jesus did for his disciples at the Last Supper. Now worn by clergy to signify humility, and the attitude of a servant. Possibly not Bishop Lightfoot’s strongest attribute πŸ˜‰

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  6. Ha, another fun… and Historical excursion. Great reading. and as always I really liked your photos.
    Hmmm… my fav this time was the view up main street. That image shows a culture that is (well of course) so culturally different for me.

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  7. Here a homage is a rather more expensive dinner, I laughed when I saw there homages are works of art in marble xP Lovely photos, fragglerocking. Is strange, I recall the ones with your powerful Rollei medium format film camera but I seem to be drawn warmer and closer to your 35mm film photos.

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  8. You’ve solved a mystery for me. I couldn’t remember what was on a roll of Ilford Hp5 that’s waiting in my fridge to be developed … now I remember it was shot in Bishop Auckland. Thanks!

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