In the spotlight

by Helen Hooker November. 07, 2013 6169 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 7 years ago

Great light and nicely balance exposure

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Milton Jacob 7 years ago

love and angle and composition

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Marsha 7 years ago

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

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G B 7 years ago

stunning!

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Antonio Gil 7 years ago

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

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Josy 7 years ago

excellent !
It was THE moment must not be missed !

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Astrid 7 years ago

Great angle! Love it

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Marilyn Grimble 7 years ago

Neatly depicted.

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Sara G 7 years ago

Oh yes, perfect!

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Richix 7 years ago

Nicely done...great light and angle

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Gillian Parsons 7 years ago

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

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