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The Pedilavium Revisited ...

By sut68      
This thirteenth century corridor was built for the purpose of washing feet on Maundy Thursday to replicate the gesture that Jesus performed on the night before he died, whereby as an act humility for a rabbi in relation to his disciples: he washed their feet. The word ‘pedilavium’ comes from two Latin words (‘pes, pedis’ meaning ‘foot’ and ‘lavo’ meaning ‘I wash’).

On the west side of the corridor are the arcades at which it is thought the people sat, who were to have their feet washed. There is passageway behind for each to have a ‘supporter’.

I originally took this shot in Lichfield Cathedral a few years back and having spotted it I thought that I could make a better job of processing it now with more refined techniques. Hand blending gave me far more control than the HDR/tonemapping route I originally used. 5 shots -2, -1, 0, +1 and +2 were used to maximise the tonal range throughout.

Cheers for looking in, catch up soon.


Tags: Arches Architecture Columns Cathedral Lichfield Cushions

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Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 7:02PM
Superbly captured - lovely image.


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BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
12 Nov 2012 7:09PM
Nice one, mate Smile

strokebloke 9 493 17 England
12 Nov 2012 7:24PM
I didn't see the original, but this is very good.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
12 Nov 2012 7:29PM
Thanks guys, enjoy your evenings Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
12 Nov 2012 7:37PM
Nicely worked with this rework Paul.
Regards Richard
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
12 Nov 2012 9:00PM
Thanks Richard!!!
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 11:14PM
Grate shot, very well composed with a nice story,nice work.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
12 Nov 2012 11:16PM
Thank you Elena!!! Smile

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
12 Nov 2012 11:51PM
Very good interior Paul, using available light.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
13 Nov 2012 12:20PM
Cheers Ron!!!
6 3 8 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 4:14PM
Wonderful colour and lighting. A cracker!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
14 Nov 2012 5:43PM
Cheers Ryan and a big thanks too for your UA Smile Grin
14 Nov 2012 6:06PM
Hi Paul,

Layer blending has worked perfectly giving great natural looking tones.

I don't know about you but I've battled away with HDR and most of the time I can never quite overcome the look of artifice about it.

A top quality capture.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
14 Nov 2012 7:10PM
Yeah, know what you mean Gary. Had some successes with it and the odd failure too Wink

Cheers mate, glad you like it. Congrats too on yer POTW ... nice one Smile

Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
6 Jan 2013 6:09PM
I like it Paul, yes manual blending works. One niggle, and one had you shot now I don't think would be there, is the far window, the one that draws you in, for me isn't quite shard enough, my guess you were using autofocus back in those days.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
6 Jan 2013 6:25PM
Almost definitely was AF Nick being the 350D didn't have Live View, but trust me it's plenty sharp ... you can even make out the type on the sculpture of 'Edward Sydney Woo'd and the sign for the 'Chapter House' on the wall. 1000px doesn't do it justice ... told you that before I think Wink

HNY mate, hope you're well!!!
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
6 Jan 2013 7:32PM
Yea probably have said it before, you know I'm picky, like someone else I know Wink ( and I'm just the same if not more so with my own stuff)

Yes I'm fine, we must catch up sometime.

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