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Durham

Durham. January 1975. I was returning by train from a meeting in Newcastle, in the North-East of England. In those days I was crazy enough to carry my modest but heavy camera outfit with me on such occasions, and I had a cumbersome Vivitar 300mm f/5.6 fitted to my Nikkormat FTn. We slowed for Durham station, and I took a few pictures of the fine cathedral which rises above the rooftops on a small hill in the centre of the city. As the train pulled out of the station I grabbed this view of the weak winter evening sunlight on the slate roofs. I was going through my grainy fast film phase, so this was shot on Ilford HP4 rated at 1250 ASA, developed in Acutol.

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