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Processional Doors

By Jasper87  
The Processional Doors to St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne. These allow the main wooden doors to remain open and welcoming, and also provide protection from the weather and the city noise.

The panel tells the story of St Paul at the moment when he is binded by light on the road to Damascus; traditional iconographic symbols of the four Gospel writers, drawn from the vision of
Ezekiel can be seen - the Lion (St Mark), the Eagle (St John), the Ox (St Luke) and the man (Matthew).

Many thanks, as always, for your time and comments, or for just coming in to look.


Tags: Australia Melbourne St pauls cathedral Landscape and travel

Voters: Ade_Osman, enricopardo, posty57 and 90 more

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Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
26 Feb 2012 5:18AM
Good line out type image where the eye is immediately drawn to the stained glass window, but I also like the way you've captured the glass colours reflecting on the shiny floor......Good impressive piece of work this, my only criticism of it being that if it were mine, I might be inclined to remove the EXIT signs on either side of the image, just an idea of course......Well done....


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posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 5:45AM
Stunning Dave. A superb image, but I sort of agree with Ade about the signs. You could always keep them and use them later.... Smile

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Feb 2012 6:07AM
Stunning doors, Dave, wonderful colours and the reflections on the floor make it look like water. Do agree with Ade, though, I would have removed the EXIT signs. Carol
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 6:33AM
Terrific image Dave, and to be honest the eye is drawn so well to the window I didn't even notice the exit signs... Wonderful.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 7:03AM

Quote:Good line out type image where the eye is immediately drawn to the stained glass window, but I also like the way you've captured the glass colours reflecting on the shiny floor......Good impressive piece of work this, my only criticism of it being that if it were mine, I might be inclined to remove the EXIT signs on either side of the image, just an idea of course......Well done....


I agree with Ade, including the removal of the exit signs, but this is a brilliant capture regardless.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 7:07AM
Fantastic lead into this great colourful image
well shot Dave
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 8:21AM
Composition works so well Dave, the lighting and colours are amazing.
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
26 Feb 2012 8:22AM
Failed again Sad. Many thanks for the feedback. I thought quite a bit about the 'exit' signs whilst cleaning up some stray bits of light, and decided I would leave them as they were part of the symmetry and added a slightly different dimension on the otherwise dark edges. v2 is the amended version.
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
26 Feb 2012 8:41AM

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 8:46AM
Wonderful coloured glass - but its the reflected light that really makes it for me - on the floor and at the sides - excellent capture
Helen SmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 8:47AM
Stunning image, the lead in with the shiny floor and reflections is just right. A beautifully composed image and my eye was so taken through to that superbly captured window I did not immediately notice the signs. Carole
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
26 Feb 2012 9:13AM
A really stunning image, with or without the Exit signs which like Carole I have to say I completely missed as I was so taken by the light, colours and lead-in. I don't really think the signs are a problem just reality and sometimes toggers forget that!

Super image Dave... I too like the way the stained glass has been reflected on the floor, which adds another dimension.
The exit lines could have added some dark humour!... Very well done either wayWink
8 10 10 England
26 Feb 2012 9:49AM
Great composition with the stained glass reflecting and the removal of the exit signs.
KingBee Plus
11 527 2 Scotland
26 Feb 2012 10:30AM
Lovely light and refelections. An excellent image overall.


Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
26 Feb 2012 10:34AM
Whoops sorry Dave, perhaps I should have kept my fat gob shut Tongue Much prefer the mod though, just makes a good image all the much better....

26 Feb 2012 10:38AM
Great shot Dave, Really like the light and colour.
Exit signs don’t bother me, in fact comparing with V2 they seem to balance the image.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 11:22AM
Lovely to see
Fab. colours and your comp is wonderful .. I like them both
St Paul's Anglican Cathedral. V1 shows the exit?. I am guessing you used a small aperture.? but why two. Well done. WesternRed
Sezz 13 617 15 England
26 Feb 2012 11:45AM
Such beautiful glass, love the colours and reflection Dave!

Sarah *
MattB1987 6 456 England
26 Feb 2012 11:54AM
Lovely lighting and colours, I really like how the foreground details lead into the window.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
26 Feb 2012 12:53PM
Must go for V2 also Dave I really think it improves the photo (and this is not a way out) sorry had to put that in, excellent exposure tones and detail, excellent capture and thanks for feedback on Tawny Frogmouth have altered info.


AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 12:57PM
An excellent image Dave - and many congrats on the GEA - very well deserved (with or without the signs - but I also prefer without!) Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Feb 2012 1:24PM
Congrats. on the GEA, well deserved for this symmetrical shot of these colourful glass doors, the light and colours reflected along the passageway floor so nicely.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 2:28PM
How beautiful and what a splendid capture. Wonderful reflections too.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
26 Feb 2012 3:12PM
Beautiful colours Dave, and love them reflected on the floor. Moira
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 3:59PM
So colourful. exposure spot on. paul
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 4:24PM
WOW! like it like it A LOT - great reflection from the brightly coloured panel above and this one wont escape - shortlisted
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
26 Feb 2012 4:26PM
SO beautiful glass details

26 Feb 2012 4:50PM
Nicely captured and composed. Prefer V2 without the 'Exit' signs.
26 Feb 2012 5:13PM
Cracking Image, Superb Work

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 5:29PM
Excellent composition and colour Dave. Congrats on the GEA.
James_C 8 36 56 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 5:47PM
What a wonderful photograph. The mod to V2 makes all the difference.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 7:11PM
Love it, really like how the colour is shining on the floor, Much better with the exit signs goneWink
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
26 Feb 2012 7:18PM
Gorgeous capture, Dave!Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 7:34PM
It's the light and colour that make this special, and of course the symmetry and quality of the image.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
26 Feb 2012 9:04PM
The window perfectly exposed and the reflection adding so much more, a wonderful image. - gary
26 Feb 2012 9:26PM
Superb lighting and composition, Dave.
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
26 Feb 2012 11:54PM
What else is there left to say!! This is a great capture which ever way you look at it.
I have taken the outside of this cathedral but didn't have time to go inside, that was
your privalege. Just lovely……Jocelia……...
Congratulation on your GEA. Your processing is so fine. Well done. WesternRed
27 Feb 2012 11:18AM
Supurb.wonderful lighting.colours Dave,well done..Lin
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
27 Feb 2012 3:04PM
Beautiful use of the light.
27 Feb 2012 4:18PM
Hi Dave love it super capture gray
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
27 Feb 2012 6:53PM
Wow Dave, that is just perfect
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
27 Feb 2012 7:03PM
A superb image Dave. good use of light and excellent story telling.
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 7:56PM
This is stunning....i love these kind of images.....and this is one of the best examples i have seen
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
28 Feb 2012 12:58PM
Congrats Dave, super image.

28 Feb 2012 6:44PM
Wonderful photo esp. the refectios on the floor.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
29 Feb 2012 7:37AM
No 2 for me,the tiles on the floor almost give the impression of rays of light,a beautiful shot,love the lighting,

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
29 Feb 2012 8:16PM
Excellent low-light image. The Exit signs were not immediately obvious.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2012 11:41PM
Love the way the light falls on the end of the pews. What exit signs!
LexEquine 11 19 United States
1 Mar 2012 1:43PM
'Superb Light, Tones, Color, details, perspective, pov, & Composition,' Dave, on this lovely indoor architectural Stained Glass image rendering~

'Congratulations,...on your "well deserved" GEA'~

Regards~ Peter
This is superb,i find myself wanting to walk down it !!! well done.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
12 Mar 2012 9:03PM
Wonderful colors and reflections. Glad you got rid of the exit signs in V2.
sawsengee Plus
11 6 15 Malaysia
28 Mar 2012 7:00PM
beautiful stained glass with superb back lighting, surface reflection & perspective .....V2 without the exit signs looks more stunning without the green distractions......Congratz. Dave on the GE Award!Smile
10 May 2012 12:11PM
Excellent shot! Love how the colored light refracts both on the floor and walls! Like it!


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