Lincoln Cathedral is a fascinating building, but as with all our great Cathedrals there is nothing quite like the moment when you first walk in, usually through a dark entrance, then you are faced with he breathtaking splendour of the Gothic Interior.
Cathedrals are all about the inside, the aim was to build a space that was as magnificent and light as possible, the introduction of the Gothic arch helped to create extra height not possible with the heavier Norman structures.
Unlike Salisbury, Lincoln is a mixture of styles, the west front is Romanesque and is the earliest part of the structure, the rest is later having been rebuilt on several occaisions due to fire and the tower and spire collapsing.
In its early days Lincoln was the tallest building in the world! Higher than the great pyramid. Obviously there are many buildings now that are taller, however, seeing how this wonderful building dominates the skyline from 10 or more miles away it is hard to imagine how much more imposing it could be with a spire to rival that of Salisbury!
I went to Lincoln on one of my very earliest photography trips out, and I still have a picture from that trip on my wall, over 30 years later!
I hope I have found my inspiration again and that this trip out will be the start of a renewed enthusiasm for our chosen art!
Feel free to comment, I am a bit rusty, so any tips would be gratefully received.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 40D |
|Lens:||Sigma 10-22mm |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||9 May 2011 - 12:31 PM|