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I continue my ecclesiastical (no pun intended) series with another view of Hexham Abbey. This time I am looking from the Nave towards the Crossing and the Rood Screen. The magnificent organ dominates the view.

It is recent - once again I quote from the Abbey Guide Book.

"The organ was built in 1974 by Lawrence Phelps and Associates of Pennsylvania, USA. It comprises 34 stops distributed over two manuals and pedals. It is a tracker organ (that is to say, the keys are connected to the pipes by mechanical action)."

My recollection from information in the abbey is that there are in excess of 2300 pipes, and that the sound can be directed into different sections of the abbey depending on the nature of the service. I'm really sad that I didn't hear it in action.

Wonderful...

Mike

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Nov 2011 - 11:20 AM
Focal Length:17mm
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Hexham abbey organ
Username:oldgreyheron oldgreyheron
Uploaded:22 Nov 2011 - 7:50 PM
Tags:Architecture, Hexham abbey, Organ, Phelps
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2011 - 8:11 PM

A magnificent organ, Mike, and perfectly captured by yourself. Carol

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 1:05 PM

Wow....it would be marvelous to hear that instrument!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 4:50 PM

I can imagine the acoustics...wow...

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 84527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 6:47 PM

Yet another superb interior, Mike Smile

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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 - 3:51 PM

Love this one Mike, deserves a lot more attention.
Regards Cheesey.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2012 - 10:04 PM

Did you really get this shot with just jpeg? With so much detail it looks like an HDR shot.
Ps Thanks for vote on The Gyles. It's helped me reach my personal best score!
We've spent some lovely weekends in Hexham at Slaley Hall.GrinGrinKate

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