Photographing Cambridge as Coronavirus Restrictions Ease

Mark Heath photoAs with most people, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc with holidays and trips, and photography opportunities have been dramatically diminished. While we are still far from ‘normal’ (with the wearing of masks indoors, for example), it’s been nice to visit more places and take more photographs. Recently, I visited Cambridge, enabling me to add to my Cambridge Photo Gallery and Fitzwilliam Museum Gallery.

Bethany Heath, my daughter, starts her Ph.D studies at Christ’s College, Cambridge in a few weeks. Because of coronavirus restrictions, she has not been able to physically visit the College until very recently. I took the following portrait in the College grounds using the Sony 50mm F1.2 lens. To view more photos taken with this lens, visit my Sony 50mm F1.2 GM Gallery.

Bethany Heath at Christ's College, Cambridge (Sep 2021)

I have started a new photography gallery – the Christ’s College, Cambridge Gallery – which I will add to over time. This is generally my approach to photography. I set up galleries for new photography projects and then add to them over time, using different lenses each time I visit to give different perspectives. In my first visit, I took along the Sony 50mm F1.2 GM and Sony 14mm F1.8 GM lenses. The photo below shows the Chapel of Christ’s College taken handheld with the Sony 14mm F1.8 GM lens.

Chapel of Christ's College, Cambridge (Sep 2021)

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge is an ongoing photographic project for me. You can visit my updated gallery here:

Fitzwilliam Museum Photo Gallery

 

Visiting the museum recently with the ultra-wide Sony 14mm F1.8 GM lens allowed me to capture some interesting perspectives, and do justice to the amazing rooms and architecture, as shown by the photos below. To view more photos taken with the Sony 14mm F1.8 GM lens, visit:

Sony 14mm F1.8 GM Gallery

Cambridge is home to a number of other museums, and I took the opportunity to visit the Museum of Zoology, shown below.

Museum of Zoology (Cambridge)

I regularly add photographs to my general Cambridge gallery to reflect things I have seen, which can be found here:

Cambridge Photo Gallery

For example, recently, 90 cow sculptures appeared across the city as part of Cows About Cambridge 2021. Cambridge University has recently restarted ‘in person’ degree ceremonies and processions, albeit with face masks and no audiences in the Senate House.

Cows in Cambridge (Aug 2021)

Procession From Churchill College to the Senate House, Cambridge (July 2021)

 

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