Lincoln by night - The Comet and the Chapter House - Bruce Hargrave Photography
Lincoln by night - The Comet and the Chapter House - Bruce Hargrave Photography

Lincoln by night - The Comet and the Chapter House

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Comet NEOWISE over the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral Chapter House was built between 1220 and 1235.

When the 2006 movie The Da Vinci Code was being filmed, Westminster Abbey in London refused to allow filming to take place there.  Lincoln cathedral had no such qualms and so, to make the Lincoln Chapter House appear similar to the Westminster Chapter House, murals were painted on a special layer over the existing wall, and elsewhere polystyrene replicas of Isaac Newton's tomb and other Abbey monuments were set up. For a time these murals and replicas remained in the Chapter House, as part of a Da Vinci Code exhibit for visitors, but in January 2008 they were all sold off in an auction to raise money for the Cathedral.

C/2020 F3 or Comet NEOWISE is a long period comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered on March 27, 2020 by astronomers during the NEOWISE mission of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer space telescope.  NEOWISE is an acronym for Near Earth Orbit Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.  The comet was visible in the UK night sky for a few weeks in the Summer of 2020 and I was determined to photograph it.  This was not as easy as it sounds.  Astrophotography benefits from dark skies unobscured by clouds, but cities - even in the early hours of the morning - suffer from light pollution caused by so-called cultural lighting (light from streets and houses) .  Some of the best nights for photography were spoilt by cloud and balancing the exposure of the Chapter House and the comet was very challenging.  However, I was pleased to get this image and I make it available here so that people can buy this unique example of fine art photography.

All the photographs you see here are being sold as limited editions. Each one will be delivered with its own certificate, showing the edition number and my signature. Each certificate is embossed with a unique holographic authentication stamp.

Each photograph is Giclée printed on Canson Baryta Fine Art Paper. This is a pure white Baryta base archival quality paper with excellent black density, contrast and reproduction of detail. The Baryta base creates whiter whites and deeper blacks whilst the silky smooth reflective coating enhances the detail and definition of the images. Take care when handling your prints as it is a sensitive paper. A border has been added to the S, M & L prints to make framing easier.

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