When opportunity presents itself, I try to visit any of the 26 medieval Cathedrals in England.
This is St Alban's - a real hotch-potch of period and style. Built between 1077 and 1521, it is unique among the cathedrals in that much of it, including the large Norman tower, is built of bricks salvaged from the Roman town of Verulamium. Both internally and externally, the tower is the most significant feature. St Albans also retains some medieval wall paintings, as well as a painted wooden roof of the late 13th century.
The posted photo shows the extraordinary altar screen, built the full width of the crossing, all carved in stone, the like of which I have not seen elsewhere. Truly amazing !
I have chosen the bookmark format, an old favourite, as it emphasises the central features, though I add a fuller photo in WS
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williewhistler (7299) 2012-09-01 11:56
Hello Martin, this is a lovely subject for the bookmark format,it fills the frame nicely with fine details in imaginative a well composed shot.
All the best Les.
papagolf21 (76603) 2012-09-01 14:41
Superbe présentation de cet autel avec en arrière-plan ces magnifiques sculptures qui ressortent à merveille.
Le cadrage est excellent.
Bravo également pour l'image présentée en atelier.
Highmountains (1834) 2012-09-01 18:57
Good composition - appropriate for the format. The well lit altar table with two columns - each holding the statues of three saints on eithe side forms the base of the composition.
The details of the artistic sculpting is well captured. The light and shadows enhance and sharpen the details. The beautiful ceiling and the ornate top of the facade is worth appreciating.
Thanks for sharing.
gus72 (2508) 2012-09-02 2:38
Hi Martin !!
it was worth waiting for.......... this is a magnificent presentation.
Great control of the lighting.
timecapturer (30342) 2012-09-02 2:48
a quite wonderfully presented shot this. The bookmark framing does sit full justice and the light is just so beautiful in bringing out the intricate detail and exquisite presence and atmosphere of this amazing place. Sublime imagery!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
holmertz (26980) 2012-09-04 7:27
An amazing piece of art and a well chosen crop that underlines the vertical emphasis of the altar screen. The good light and sharpness allows us to study it in great detail, including the fine roof.
mirosu (5533) 2012-09-14 12:24
Perfect verical "panoramic" photo, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Very well done. Have a nice weekend.
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3163)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon 24-105mm L f4 IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/40 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Medieval Cathedrals of England [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-01 7:14