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Early evening in Heptonstall

The ruins of the old church at Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge, on a warm sping evening.

There’s a sense of things coming full circle with this photo. I first shot this scene in April 2007 with my first generation of panoramic kit, and was pleased with the results at the time. I’ve since been using the second generation kit for almost two years; but have recently upgraded my kit and updated my workflow radically. This third generation setup seems like the pinnacle of lightweight yet extreme quality panoramic photography: this is the first full spherical I’ve shot with it, and I love the amazing detail, wide tonal range and that lens flare … really nice!

Shot with Canon EOS50D, Sigma 10mm f2.8, Nodal Ninja w/R-D8 rotator, stitched with PTGui 8.1.

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Enjoying the view in Luddenden

Watching a very swollen beck from the grounds of St Mary’s Church in the picturesque village of Luddenden, near Halifax.

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Todmorden Unitarian Church

The splendid Victorian Gothic church on the spendidly-named Honey Hole Lane, Todmorden.

I was lucky enough to see inside this wonderful former church building earlier today, before a pet blessing ceremony. Thanks to Pam and the rest of the committee of volunteers who maintain this building in conjunction with the Historic Chapels Trust. You can read more about the history and background of the church here.

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Dusk in downtown Todmorden

Looking towards the portico of the magnificent Victoria Town Hall in Todmorden, from the grounds of St Mary’s Church. At 10secs per shot, the long exposure captures a lot more variation in colour and detail than I could see at the time.

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The Church of St Philip’s with St Steven, Salford

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A panoramic exploration of this delightful late Georgian church, designed in 1825. This Anglican church is still home to regular worship, and remains well-kept and loved. One of the most impressive landmarks in the historic centre of Salford: more information on the church can be found here.

This was my first ‘real’ panorama, after several test shoots elsewhere I felt ready to try out something more ambitious. Thanks to Rev. Andy Salmon for letting me photograph the church.

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