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    Locations in Cambridge (UK)

    Hi All,

    I'm heading over to Cambridge UK next weekend for some sunrise and sunset photography time, does anyone have any recommendations for locations?


    Thanks
    Richard

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    Hi Richard Cambridge is full of historic beautiful building a good start is the backs (back of the colleges) Queen’s road I would recommend the Eagle pub bene’t street (go to the RAF bar at the back of the pub) and look at the celling??? A nice old Church Saint Benet's Parish Church is Anglo-Saxon dating from around 1020, but just walk around and enjoy Cambridge my Flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/glennga...7631628723363/

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    Hi Richard,

    I'd concur with Glenn's suggestions.
    You may like to consider an early morning visit to the River Cam, up by Midsummer common. Particularly if there's a bit of mist about, you could get some great shots around the boathouses as the rowers head out on the water.
    In between sunrise and sunset, as Glenn says, there are plenty of opportunities. The town centre will get pretty busy, as it's always tourist season, but there are lots of detail shots to be had around the colleges. To escape the crowds, try the Botanic Gardens.
    Enjoy!

    John

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    Richard,

    If you don't already have this -

    http://photoephemeris.com/

    I recommend you download it. It costs for phones and tablets, but is free for PCs and Macs.

    It gives the times of sun (and moon) rise and set and the direction, and overlays them on a map. I find it, combined with the appropriate OS map, invaluable for planning sunset/sunrise shots in areas I don't know.

    If you don't have the OS map of the area there is an OS map option on Bing maps -

    http://www.bing.com/maps/?FORM=MMREDR

    It is on the drop down arrow on the' Road' tab. You'll need to zoom in a bit before the OS map will show, but it has all the detail you'd expect from the paper one and helps to spot possible interesting buildings, streets, rivers, etc that could give a good shot.

    Dave

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    Re: Locations in Cambridge (UK)

    The other thing to do of course, is have a look at Sean's (McQ's) gallery here on CiC from his days as a young lad in Cambridge. Doesn't give locations but will give you lots and lots of ideas.

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    Re: Locations in Cambridge (UK)

    Thanks for you help guys, it's given me a few ideas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    The other thing to do of course, is have a look at Sean's (McQ's) gallery
    Wow, Sean's pictures are simply stunning! I absolutely love the perspective he finds in almost all of his pictures. I can only guess he's visited these scenes many times over the years, very impressive and quite useful for getting to know some of the nice sites. Thanks for that Donald.

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    Re: Locations in Cambridge (UK)

    Richard how are you getting to Cambridge car or train?
    If by car use the park & ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenng View Post
    Richard how are you getting to Cambridge car or train?
    If by car use the park & ride.
    Train for this trip, I'm only in Norwich, I'll be sure to check out the RAF bar, sounds interesting.

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    Hi Guys, I had a great trip last weekend and have posted a number of photos on my Flickr stream: -

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rschurchill/

    I went for a good walk around on Friday night taking in some of the areas you mentioned. I don't do much night photography but was fairly pleased with some of the results, I'll certainly be heading back to Cambridge in the new year. Thanks for your help.

    Here's a few of the night shots, more over on Flickr...

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    Hi Richard

    Nice set of shots, nice mood. I'd be inclined to bring the shadows up a bit on some of them. I also had a look at your Flickr photos and they are very good. The larger size there does them justice. You could post your images here a bit bigger too.

    Dave

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    Great shots of Cambridge glade you had a good visit.

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