In the spotlight

by Helen Hooker November. 07, 2013 6094 views

I tagged along with Kevin to Ely today and took a leisurely stroll around the cathedral while he had a business meeting. Ely Cathedral [elycathedral.org] is a wonderfully beautiful piece of architecture, especially its unique octagonal roof lantern. However, the lighting was quite flat this morning and I found myself struggling to find the inspiration to take interesting photos and I departed after an hour feeling rather disappointed. After running a few errands and eating lunch I had an hour to kill before I met back up with Kevin so I decided to return to the Cathedral, this time limiting myself to just my nifty-fifty lens. What a difference I found awaiting me. In the intervening couple of hours the sun had moved around the Cathedral and walls which had looked flat and uninteresting before were now looking positively sculptural thanks to shafts of light coming through the stained glass windows. My eureka moment came when I reached the organ, where I found two of the ornamental angels picked out in a puddle of light - photographic magic!

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David Swatton 5 years, 10 months ago

Great light and nicely balance exposure

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Milton Jacob 5 years, 10 months ago

love and angle and composition

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Marsha 5 years, 10 months ago

Super light and details....beautiful B/W, Helen!!!

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Glo B 5 years, 10 months ago

stunning!

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Antonio Gil 5 years, 10 months ago

You've said it all. No more words needed.

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Josy 5 years, 10 months ago

excellent !
It was THE moment must not be missed !

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Astrid 5 years, 10 months ago

Great angle! Love it

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Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 10 months ago

Neatly depicted.

5 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sara G 5 years, 10 months ago

Oh yes, perfect!

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Richix 5 years, 10 months ago

Nicely done...great light and angle

5 years, 10 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 5 years, 10 months ago

Beautifully highlighted, we too love Ely cathedral super place to visit and a good eatery as well......

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