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'Pulpitum'

By Sezz    
Another from Wednesday's shoot at Rochester Cathedral.

A pulpit (from Latin pulpitum "scaffold", "platform", "stage") is a small elevated platform from which a member of the clergy delivers a sermon in a house of worship. In many Christian churches, there are two speakers who stand at the front of the church. Typically, the one on the left (as viewed by the congregation) is called the pulpit. Since the Gospel lesson is often read from the pulpit, the pulpit side of the church is sometimes called the gospel side. The other speaker's stand, usually on the right (as viewed by the congregation), is known as the lectern. The word lectern comes from the Latin word "lectus", past participle of legere, meaning "to read", because the lectern primarily functions as a reading stand. It is typically used by lay people to read the scripture lessons (except for the Gospel lesson), to lead the congregation in prayer, and to make announcements.

Thanks as always for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome
Regards - Sarah x

Tags: Architecture

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Comments


Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2009 11:08PM
wow they get better and better

Linda

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rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
25 Apr 2009 11:54PM
Excellent series Sarah. Ron.
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2009 12:00AM
....and better and better.
I could look at this for ages, the light, all the differing tones, the arch shapes and beautiful carving. You have brought it to life, and your format and composition and just perfect.
wolfy 12 36 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2009 12:06AM
Excellent processing once again, love your style Sarah
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
26 Apr 2009 1:41AM
Could only be your's a super shot as usual. - gary
Kenfromsot 8 57 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2009 1:49AM
Beautiful Sarah.
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
26 Apr 2009 6:20AM
Amazing piece of work Sarah the toning is spot on and the composition just rocks. A certain must go large folks.
Strobe 9 1.3k United States
26 Apr 2009 7:03AM
Excellent Sarah, good tones and detail
Ray42 8 3 England
26 Apr 2009 7:10AM
Nice tones and detail - looks as if its leaning to the left
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
26 Apr 2009 7:54AM
It's obviously a very impressive building and you've captured it beautifully here.

Sue
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
26 Apr 2009 7:56AM
Hi Sarah

Another splendid shot in this series.

Andy
mark1309 9 13 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2009 8:04AM
Excellent colours, tones and composition Sarah, great image,
Mark.
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
26 Apr 2009 11:01AM
Thanks everyone.
Ray I agree, it is leaning a little. I have to admit to getting a bit frustrated (that's the mild version) with trying to correct the distortion - this is the best that it got Wink

Sarah x
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1492 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2009 11:15AM
This has almost metallic tone, gold, pewter, silver, and then the contrast of the rich warm wood. I do want to rotate/skew the image though, it's mainly the angle of the organ pipes that I find a bit distracting.
Moira
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2009 11:18AM
Fine image Sarah, really excellent processing skills.
have a great sunday afternoon.
Yung
26 Apr 2009 11:34AM
A lovely spot in the Cathedral to just stand and be amazed Sarah. And a great place to take a picture too, which you've done very well here. Nicely worked too.

John Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
26 Apr 2009 12:44PM
Another super image of this lovely cathedral. Love those very ornate organ pipes.
TrevB Smile
tony64 12 204 9 England
26 Apr 2009 12:53PM
A difficult task, well executed!
Tony
redstag 10 100 15 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2009 3:09PM
I've never visited Rochester, it looks like one of those smaller more solid cathedrals, simpler somehow. I must admit I prefer these to the showier big boys!
In terms of the slight lean in the picture, if you use perspective then you need to stretch the image as well after getting the verticals right. You could also try distort or skew.
Nice processing.
Jon
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
26 Apr 2009 3:31PM
My thanks for your time and comments, always appreciated!
Thanks Jon, it is a really beautiful Cathedral. Thanks also for your advice Smile

Sarah x
C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
26 Apr 2009 5:09PM
that's very well done Sarah,
RAUL 8 Italy
26 Apr 2009 6:44PM
Excellent shot.
Raul
LesF 9 182 9
26 Apr 2009 7:43PM
Certainly a productive outing Sarah as this is another cracker

LesF
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
26 Apr 2009 9:37PM
Outstanding work in all respects Sarah, a stunning presentation,
Geoff.
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
26 Apr 2009 10:07PM
think i will stop uploading mine .. this is tops

Dave
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2009 10:46PM
Really lovely shot Sarah. I last visited the cathedral a couple of years ago. I am inspired to return.
Regards Derek
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
27 Apr 2009 8:40AM
Morning all - thanks for your votes and comments, really appreciated Smile

Sarah x
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
27 Apr 2009 9:41PM
Thank you very much Dave for your Award - I'm really chuffed, what a lovely surprise Smile

Sarah x
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
5 May 2009 6:29PM
A fine view of the pulpit and organ, the detail in the large version is most impressive
21 May 2009 4:29AM
well done on UA

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