Here are the last two shots that I’m going to post of our trip to Haddon Hall. Both of these were taken in the lovely 15th Century chapel. I had to compensate for hand-holding the camera in low, dingy light by increasing the ISO to 1600 – not ideal, but I still like the results.
The marble effigy of Robert Charles John Manners, son of the 8th Duke of Rutland, who died in 1894, aged 9 – is a very poignant subject. The decision to convert to black and white and increase the contrast has worked well I think (the white marble effigy against the grey stone of the chapel walls was a monotone scene anyway) and adds to the sombre nature of the subject and setting.
The second is a detail shot of the centre panel of the reredos – the alabaster alter screen. I love the quirky expressions on the faces of the various characters and the now faded, worn colours must have looked stunning once upon a time.
I hope you like them…..!!
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