The images contained within this "Cambridge in Colour"
collection are from in and around the University of Cambridge
in the United Kingdom. Cambridge is one of the oldest universities
in the world and is rich in history and tradition. Although
one university, Cambridge is composed of 31 separate colleges,
each with its own community and architectural style. This
history and diversity no doubt makes Cambridge uniquely scenic
- however in low-light it comes alive with a
moody atmosphere that brings out character.
Sean McHugh is currently pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering
at the University of Cambridge, and conducted undergraduate
studies at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena,
California. His doctoral research focuses on
understanding and modelling different methods for mitigating
global climate change.
He comments regarding his background: "As a scientist by training,
I am fascinated by the interaction between technological developments
and the range of creative options available to photographers.
Improvements in sensitivity, ex post facto white balance control
and real-time feedback from digital imaging are providing
photographers with unprecedented low-light capabilities. Much
of this fascination has been channelled into finding unique
times, perspectives and techniques for
capturing many of these low-light scenes in Cambridge."
For those interested, Sean includes plenty of technical
data and technique about these images and many more, as well
as a series of photographic tutorials, on his
Web site - www.cambridgeincolour.com
""We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams."
We Are the Music-Makers by Arthur
William Edgar O'Shaughnessy (1844-81)