York Cathedral Exterior #1

Black-and-White 18 Jan 07

York Cathedral Exterior #1

I love cathedrals. They have such amazing detail in them. Every tiny feature has been intricately designed. They’re stunning to look at. However, due to York Cathedral’s location I found it quite tricky to get the shots I had in mind. Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral allows you to stand back from it and take it all in, but with York’s you stand next to it. Its great for looking at all the tiny details but I do love my wide angle lens :) I like to be able to stand back and use the wide angle lens to give people a sense of what it’s like to be there. There just isn’t the room at York. There’s also a large amount of dead tree’s this time of year, not exactly photogenic. Still, I’m happy with this shot, for the most part. I do think it suffers from an odd look to it.

HDR from 3 RAW’s handled // Model: Canon 30D // Exposure Program: Aperture Priority //ISO speed: 400 // Shutter Speed: 1/200 // Aperture: f5.6 // Metering: Average // Light Source: Auto // Fash: OFF // Focal Length: 12.0 // Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6

Comments 4

  1. dave says on 18 Jan 07

    wow i never knew you was a painter aswell as a photographer.

  2. amanda says on 27 Jan 07

    wow
    youve got some awesome shots here.
    stunning work.

  3. shelly says on 29 Jan 07

    wow that makes york minster look even more imposing that it already is, great detail oh and its a minster not a cathedral (who knows what teh differance is!?)

  4. markw says on 29 Jul 07

    I’ve become a great fan of your work..fantastic…when you say 3 raws handheld, how do you keep registration after movement betw shots… or are you generating 3 tiffs or jpgs from a good raw and then hdr-ing them…thanks

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