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The Nave, Font, Hanging Crucifix and Magnificent Ceiling of Peterborough Cathedral

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Good morning to you one and all,
Well my last upload didn't prove to be all that popular, but, as promised, today I return to the body of the cathedral. I am uploading 4 versions as I really cannot decide which I like the best.
V1 & V2 have the crucifix and high alter as the focus of attention, with the font in the foreground. The font was recently moved to it's current, theoligically correct, position just inside the west door. (Theologically correct as one enters the church of Christ through baptism).
For V3 & V4 I raised the camera angle to put more emphasis on the magnificent painted wood ceiling. This ceiling is the only one surviving in Britain, is the largest painted wooden ceiling in Europe and, although it has been repainted a couple of times, the colour scheme is the same as it was when first put up in between 1230 and 1250. Unbelieveably it was nearly lost when vandals lit a fire beneath a stack of chairs at closing time.
V1 and V3 reflect the actual lighting levels and V2 and V4 arguably reveal more detail.
I look forward to reading your comments and thank you for taking the time to look.
Kind regaards,
James

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:24 - 105
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:24
Lens Max Aperture:f/4
Aperture:f/4
Shutter Speed:1/5sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Manual
Flash:none
Title:The Nave, Font, Hanging Crucifix and Magnificent Ceiling of Peterborough Cathedral
Username:James_C James_C
Uploaded:2 Mar 2011 - 7:57 AM
Tags:Architecture, Crucifix, Font, General, Nave, Painted ceiling, Peterborough Cathedral, Photo journalism
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 8:22 AM

This is a fantastic set of image, very well done,
saeid

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 8:40 AM

An extremely good set of images of this lovely cathedral - a very slight bit of convergence problem on the lhs (not a problem at all) and I would have tried to bring out the detail of Christ on the cross a tad more as the eye rests there - the ceiling is beautiful - one to revisit again me thinks

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 8:41 AM

A splendid set of photos I particularly like v2 James
Helen

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 8:49 AM

Interesting observations Ray. The convergence on the lhs is in the structure of the building as by the 3rd pillar down the building leans outwards so I opted to split the difference. This is not unusual in these old buildings. Chichester Cathedral,which I know very well, bows out markedly on the south side, though it is hardly noticeable at ground level. Point taken re Christ on the cross.

James

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 9:36 AM

What a stunning piece of architecture
you could spend weeks in there for photo ops

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 10:00 AM

These are wonderful images of an absolutely stunning cathedral! That ceiling is a wonder in itself and I am so glad you allowed us to see it. Great POV in all 4 images. I think it is V1 getting the click from me, though I'd be happy to have captured any one of them!

Ann

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 10:34 AM

Magnificient ceiling but you have managed to compose a wonderful shot of this interior. I like the light in V2.
Joan.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 11:32 AM

v2 is really beautifully photographed, although they are all so well done.

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 3:05 PM

A superb set James. My choice is V2. Large is excellent, what a beautiful cathedral.
Ray

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7109 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 5:37 PM

Another splendid image of Peterborough Cathedral V1 gets my vote.

Trev

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
2 Mar 2011 - 6:50 PM

A wonderful building captured superbly in these shots.

Len

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 7:26 PM

Superbly captured detail..

Bernie

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 9:01 PM

Some very fine light here, good viewing in all three, but I especially like the lights and darks in v1~

Jennnn

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 5:08 AM

Easy to see what your dilemma was in trying to decide which of these to upload James, all are excellent and the cathedral is magnificent. While most have chosen V1, I'm more inclined towards the lighter versions.
Rgds., and thanks for your look and comment on my upload, Jim

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 6:58 AM

v2 of a wonderfull set very well reported .

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madbilly
madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 7:23 AM

V's 1 & 3 for me although they are all excellent

Bill

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 Mar 2011 - 12:19 PM

Love the vivid colours and design up in the ceilling.
Can't choose. Very special set this time. IB

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