Friday, 1 November 2013

Filming Far from the Madding Crowd in Sherborne, Dorset.

As some of you may already know Terry (my hubby) is a keen photographer. Last week, he was in Sherborne photographing the filming of Far From the Madding crowd. Now that the ‘photos have appeared in the local paper and on his blog, he is happy for me to share them.  I think they are amazing, hope you enjoy them.       
Filming Far from the Madding Crowd
The filming of some of the scenes from a new film production of Far from the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy’s fourth novel and his first major literary success) were taking place outside Sherborne Abbey last week. The abbey grounds were transformed into a Victorian market.  Can you spot the mobile phone?
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You may remember the abbey looking rather different during The Queen's visit to Sherborne last year (view post here)

If you would like to see more of Terry's photographs click here

Thanks for calling in 

30 comments:

  1. I SEE THE MOBILE! That is hilarious and quite interesting to catch a glimpse of the past with the wave of the future (well, for them it would be the future!)

    Barbara, how thrilling to see such a beautiful set so close to where you are. My husband and I love everything British and devour any film we can located in England and British made.

    I will look at your husband's blog! Anita

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    1. Hello Anita, I’m sure you would love Sherborne it is such a pretty village and there is always something going on.
      Terry asked me to thank you for calling in at his blog, it was such a nice surprise to see your name there. Thank you also for your visit here. xx

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  2. A Victorian on his mobile! That's pretty funny. What wonderful photographs your husband takes. I always enjoy them so much. And I will be looking forward to seeing Far From the Madding Crowd when its is shown in the states. Hardy was one of my favorites when I was a teenager.

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    1. Hello Alex, I don’t think that scene will make it into the film! Thank you for your comment about the photos, I agree Terry is an excellent photographer. I don’t often get to use his pictures on my blog but when I do I realise I need to try harder. I’m too impatient to learn how to use a camera I just want to point at something and end up with a wonderful photograph – the trouble is it doesn’t really work like that. Thanks for calling in.

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  3. Everyone dresses like that in Pinner (Harrow), are you trying to say we're behind the times?

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    1. I would like to see you riding your motor bike dressed like that – mind you the padding would be a good idea! :0)

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  4. Oh!! I will look forward to seeing this! I loved the version with Julie Christie.

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    1. Me too - I can't wait, especially now I've seen the pictures. Thanks for calling in.

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  5. Wonderful photos! I didn't know your hubby was such a fantastic photographer, I've been visiting his blog and enjoy a lot those wedding pics (so cute little twins...).
    The film seems to be very interesting. Ah, and I laughed with the mobile!
    Besos!

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    1. Hello Silvina, he has always enjoyed photography, but has more time for it now that he is ‘semi’ retired. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos and thank you for taking the time to visit Terry’s blog. Barbara

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  6. It looks like there's a time traveller amongst them! :)

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    1. Hi Nikki-ann I hadn't thought of that but now that you mention it - it does! Thanks for calling in.

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  7. Saw the cell phone- how funny!! I can't wait to see this version of the book - it looks very authentic.

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    1. Hello Teressa, I'm excited too - I love anything like this. Thanks for your comment.

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  8. What wonderful photos. Your hubby is very talented indeed. I saw the cell phone, very funny. I'm pleased they are making a film of Far From The Madding Crowd again. I loved the one with Julie Christie but it is now dated. Who is in this adaptation? I look forward to watching it as the pictures look intriquing.

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    1. Hello Darleen, I understand Carey Mulligan (Great Gatsby) is to play Bathsheba Everdeen. Tom Sturridge (On the Road) will be her Sergeant Troy, and Michael Sheen, will portray Mr. Boldwood.
      Terry asked me to thank you for your kind words & thank you also for calling in.

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  9. These photos are so fabulous! The lighting and coloring is just perfect and the mood and tone really come through. I loved seeing the area transformed! It was fun looking for the phone- and finding it. It does seem like part of a story about time traveling. :) Looks like an interesting film. Thanks for sharing your husband's talent with us.

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    1. Hi Stephanie, you are most welcome. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. Barbara.

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  10. Stunning photographs , I am watching them again and again , thank you Barbara for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Aunt Mary, I'm glad you are enjoying them.

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  11. Good evening Barbara my friend! I always love getting a comment from you, and from other dear friends across the sea! We have daylight savings time so tonight, we set our clocks back one hour; do you do that? EXTRA SLEEP! Enjoy your Sunday, and your kind words are my inspiration! Anita

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    1. Hello Anita, we do indeed turn the clock back (or forward) – and we did last weekend. Enjoy your extra hour in bed. Hugs Barbara

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  12. How exciting. I spent ages looking for the mobile phone in that first picture only to spot it straight away in the second.

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    1. Perhaps I should have mentioned it was in the second picture – sorry! Glad you found it in the end. Barbara.

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  13. Wow, what fun! The costuming is gorgeous and Terry did a superb job with the photos!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. Thanks Jamie! Terry was delighted when he was sent along on this job.

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  14. Wonderful photo's, costumes and hats are great,and I'm sure the mobile will create a wee mystery in a hundred years or so. loved it, thanks.agman ,

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    1. Thanks Agman. It took me a while to spot the ‘phone but it certainly adds a fun element to the 'photos.

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  15. Amazing pictures. Imagine wearing those costumes for hours.

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