If at first you don’t succeed…..

Yesterday, I got home from work all enthusiastic about going to see beautiful Gloucester Cathedral all dressed in purple to mark International Pancreatic Cancer Day.

It was odd because the purple hue meant that you couldn’t see the tower shining like the beacon it does with the usual illumination.

Close up, however, it was unquestionably purple and looking splendid, although there were very few people out admiring it.  I took the camera, a wide-angle lens, the tripod and the remote shutter release thingy.  The colour came out really well and I stuck the camera on ‘bulb’ setting which meant I had complete control over the shutter speed.

Fifty seconds seemed to offer the best results and while I was there on the spot, the images seemed ok. It was only when I downloaded them at home that it became obvious that they were out of focus. Drat!

So after a later day at work today, the next stop was the Cathedral again to get some better pictures – and I found some better angles too.

Editor’s Note: Apologies for the tardiness of this blog. I fell asleep writing this and when I woke up the internet had gone off whereupon I fell asleep again.  It still counts though, right?





The east side of Gloucester Cathedral Tower built in the 15th century.



The west end of the Cathedral


A view from outside the Dean’s house in  Miller’s Green. The black and white building is the Parliament Room where Parliament is said to have met in 1378.



About janh1

Part-time hedonist.
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7 Responses to If at first you don’t succeed…..

  1. Isobel says:

    It most certainly counts! Glad to know someone else does that out of focus thing too. I did a walk for pancreatic cancer a couple of weeks ago. I had no idea until recently how grim the outlook is for anyone who has it.

    • janh1 says:

      Glad it counts 🙂

      To be honest, I had a job to see what was in focus what wasn’t because of the rather dim purple light effect, so whacked the focus up to Infinity. Infinity, I discovered, is *much* further away..

      Yes it’s difficult to diagnose in the early stages and very serious. I hope they’ll come up with a blood test that will enable patients to be treated earlier. This looked promising.

  2. Darrel Kirby says:

    Once again I admire your determination for this NaBloPoMo! Shame I missed the people cathedral.

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