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Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral, formally the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, stands in the north of the city near the river Severn. It originated in 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter.

The High Altar and East window – click here for a very high resolution image of the High Altar 

Below is a high resolution interactive view of the stained glass  in the West Window, please use the control bar along the bottom of the image to zoom in/out, pan left/right or enter full screen viewing.

The current stained glass was installed in 1859 as a memorial to Dr J. H. Monk, Bishop of Gloucester from 1830 to 1856. It was made by the large Newcastle firm of William Wailes, and is signed and dated in the red strip in the bottom left-hand corner of the window.

The Cloister contains some stunning architecture including fan vaulted ceilings and is famous in recent times for being one location for the Harry Potter films.

The St Andrew’s chapel, adjacent to the South Transept, was re-decorated in the Victorian era and the frescoes are very vibrant.

A large part of the photography at Gloucester Cathedral has taken place to produce a high resolution virtual tour of the cathedral which can be seen below (full screen viewing is highly recommended). Each 360 virtual reality scene has been created from 120 raw images taken on a Canon 5D4 camera and Canon 24mm lens which, when processed, produce 5Gb master images which are 30,000 pixels wide.

Gloucester Cathedral 360 Virtual Tour
Gloucester Cathedral 360 Virtual Tour

Shown below are the Thomas Denny stained glass memorial windows for Ivor Gurney and Gerald Finzi which are installed in the North Chantry in the Lady Chapel. The windows can be viewed in high resolution by zooming into each section.

The official Gloucester Cathedral website can be found here 


Painswick Rococo Gardens

Eagle house 360

To visit the Painswick Rococo Gardens website please click here

Trackday at Trac Mon

Clear skies and a drying track greeted the participants at the Track day at the Trac Mon circuit, Anglesey on the 4th February 2018.

My bonus for the day was a track session with Riccardo Losselli in a stunning Alfa 4C, a beautiful car driven by a real character. Many thanks Ricky 🙂

This page has images from the day which are freely available to anyone who wishes to keep a memory of the event or make a print. The on-line images are sized and optimised for use on social media (right click the image and select save image as..), if they are used I would ask that a credit be given.

If you would like a print file then please e-mail me at kevin@photosbykev.com quoting the number of the image(s) and I will send you the image files that you can print locally. No catch, no charge, just my way of supporting the track event. If you wish to give a small donation to support Help for Heroes then please use Mission Motorsport.

Norway deLights

A trip to Norway in January was the perfect way to start 2018. It was cold, it was covered in snow, it was very odd not to see the sun rise (or set) but the Aurora Borealis didn’t disappoint us.

We stayed in a beautiful location on the Malangen fjord and travelled out to Steinfjord, Tennes, Malselv and numerous other quaint locations including an excursion into Finland. The dancing lady was seen five nights out of seven and photographed on four of those nights.

Some thoughts on personal and camera equipment when the temperatures are below -10C:

Down and merino are your friend, a good down jacket and insulated over trousers make life very comfortable when you spend hours doing very little except looking upwards at the sky.

Merino base layers are also a must, if you want to retain your body heat.

On my feet I wore Sorel Caribou boots and Norwegian military socks, a great investment 🙂

A pair of ‘HotHands’ hand warmers in your jacket pockets are also a good idea to keep batteries and your hands warm.

I went to Norway fully prepared to use lens heaters to keep the lenses clear but even at below -10C the lenses didn’t mist up. I guess it was due to the very cold but dry atmosphere. I did have some modified socks that were wrapped around the lenses and I could of slipped a hand warmer into them but they weren’t needed.

Cameras used included Canon 5D4 and 5D3 bodies with Canon and Samyang wide angle lenses and a Samsung Gear360 was used for the fun stuff but it isn’t suitable for aurora photography or video.

Race of Remembrance 2017

The 2017 Race of Remembrance event (#RoR2017) takes place over the weekend of the 10-12th November on the #Tracmon #Anglesey circuit and is hosted by Mission Motorsport

This page has images from the event which are freely available to anyone who wishes to keep a memory of the event or make a print. The on-line images are sized and optimised for use on social media (right click the image and select save image as..), if they are used I would ask that a credit be given.

There are many images (over 1000 !) from the Race of Remembrance weekend so grab a coffee, or three, and get comfy 🙂 #RoR2017.

If you would like a print file then please e-mail me at kevin@photosbykev.com quoting the number of the image(s) and I will send you the image files that you can print locally. No catch, no charge, just my way of supporting the event. If you wish to give a small donation to support Help for Heroes then please use Mission Motorsport.


Friday 10th – practise sessions (440 images)


Saturday 11th – morning qualifying sessions (249 images)


Saturday 11th – Super cars (216 images)


Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th – The Endurance race (168 images)

Drift Matsuri 2017

The 2017 Drift Matsuri event (#Driftmatsuri2017) took place over the weekend of the 28-29th October on the #Tracmon #Anglesey circuit. All of these images were taken on Sunday the 29th.

This page has images from the event which are freely available to anyone who wishes to keep a memory of the event or make a print. The on-line images are sized and optimised for use on social media (right click the image and select save image as..), if they are used I would ask that a credit be given.

There will be over 340 images so grab a coffee and get comfy 🙂 #Driftmatsuri2017 #Driftmatsuri.

If you would like a print file then please e-mail me at kevin@photosbykev.com quoting the number of the image(s) and I will send you the image files that you can print locally. No catch, no charge, just my way of supporting the event but if you wish to donate something to the Wales Air Ambulance then please feel free to do so.