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The Boss

By Philip_H
One of over 1,000 ceiling bosses at Norwich cathedral, Norfolk.

This one, of a foliate green man, is within the large two-storey cloister, the only such in England, begun in 1297 and finally finished in 1430 after the Black Death had plagued the city.

Norwich cathedral has the second largest cloisters, only out-sized by Salisbury cathedral. The cathedral close is the largest in England and one of the largest in Europe and has more people living within it than any other close.

I played around with the processing on this one and was pleased with the watercolour effect I ended up with.

Thanks for all the recent C&Cs always much appreciated Grin

Best wishes,

Tags: Norfolk Norwich Architecture Medieval Vault Boss Carving Green man Watercolour effect Cloister Norwich cathedral Foliate green man

Voters: christinecilia, mrswoolybill, barbarahirst and 25 more

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barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 6:21PM
scarey .....
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 6:27PM
I know that boss well, in the cloisters. I think the treatment works, I'm not 100% sure. I'd like to see the original.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
11 Mar 2014 6:45PM
An excellent capture and great information
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 6:47PM
Great capture and processing PhilipSmile

11 Mar 2014 7:11PM
Great information Philip, he looks scary..Lin
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
11 Mar 2014 7:39PM
Goodd work, this is a strange item?!
gss 7 1 Romania
11 Mar 2014 8:43PM
Very interesting vault detail, very well processed!
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 9:42PM

Quote:Good work, this is a strange item?!

Not to us on this side of the pond, Jenn.

HELANA 11 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 10:19PM
I think the treatment works well Philip, A litle scarey eyes, would not like to see it in the dark,
11 Mar 2014 11:37PM
Interesting, well taken Philip.

Lynette Grin
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2014 2:46AM
Strange and a bit scarey... Not a green man than? Grin
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
12 Mar 2014 10:21AM
Very interesting image, I like the watercolor effect.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
13 Mar 2014 10:11AM
Reminds me Victorian Scraps. The watercolour treatment counteracts the scariness well.

13 Mar 2014 5:22PM
Great image.
15 Mar 2014 6:23PM
An excellent capture
RobMacormac 16 7 2 England
11 Apr 2014 8:45AM
Hedging their bets pagan effigy in Christian Church

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