While wandering around the UK, painting the country yellow, I also aim to stop by any of the 26 English medieval cathedrals still standing.
And here we have Hereford, or to give it the full title, The Cathedral Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint Ethelbert the King.
As I so often find, I must come back for a calmer look, if only in this case to visit the museum and the Mappa Mundi, which I had forgotten all about, and left no time to see on this occasion.
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tyro (13111) 2013-01-26 17:12
I wasn't aware that, as well as trying to paint the whole of the U.K. map yellow, you were also trying to capture images from all the English cathedrals - well done and I shall keep a close eye on this! A fascinating project with which I wish you well!
This is actually (at least to my mind) a refreshingly "different" view of a cathedral - none of the usual splendid grandeur of high arches, impressive domes and magnificent architecture - but a much more "personal" and detailed approach - and I love it!
And, of course, you have exploited the fabulous low-light capabilities of your camera to the full - ISO 6400, no less - and yet I see hardly a hint of "noise" so your exposure must have been pretty well spot-on. I recall Richard mentioning this during one of our discussions somewhere - noise at high ISOs is more of a problem if the exposure isn't perfect - if it's spot-on, you can deal with it easily in "noise reduction" in ACR or Photoshop.
An excellent composition too with good strong perspective and perfect depth of field - you have done this absolutely perfectly with sharp focus on the literature in the foreground and a nicely out of focus distant view.
I love it! Well done!
delpeoples (45006) 2013-02-01 23:54
How's things? Hectic from the sounds of it. I've been a bit slack with the TEíng and have been away on and off over the holiday season, so apologise for taking a while to get to this. Wow, it's hbard to believe that an ISO of 6400 was used here. There's no noise and the image is sharp as can be, even at hand-held 1/40 seconds. Maybe you were a brain surgeon in a past life, with steady hands like that! Anyway, I love the POV, something really different and very evocative. How lucky you are to have so many medieval treasures, and hopefully you can make a comeback for the Mappa Mundi. Thanks for the very interesting note too.
Have a lovely weekend
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3163)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon 24-105mm L f4 IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/40 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Medieval Cathedrals of England [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-26 6:29