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Tewkesbury Abbey

By ghibby  
I shot this a month or so ago at Tewkesbury Abbey in the Cotswolds. On arriving the atmosphere was simply fantastic, I assume there must have been a ceremony shortly before my arrival as the upper atmosphere of the Cathedral was thick with incense. This created some of the best quality of light I have ever seen in a Cathedral. I shot quite a few images but this is my favourite one from the session. It is taken from the north part of the Cathedral looking towards the eastern nave and chapels. I framed the images placing the incense filled entrance to the chapels on the thirds lines and used about 10mm of shift to ensure the vaulting was retained to frame the image and give the viewer a good feeling of the sheer height of the ceilings. Processing was minimal and all in Lightroom 3.2. A little bit of contrast using the fill light and recovery sliders to keep details in the shadows and ensure no highlights were clipped.

Tags: Church General Architecture Religion Cathedral Tewkesbury abbey

Voters: Cormy, Ewanneil, SandraKay and 15 more

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Paul_R 12 5 2 England
30 Nov 2010 4:26PM
Amazing image, as you say, great light.
Interesting and well processed.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
30 Nov 2010 4:58PM
Beautifully captured.
30 Nov 2010 7:05PM
Very nice, love the light through the arch. Chaz.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
30 Nov 2010 9:48PM
Beautiful choices made and you are correct! The light was amazing---
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
30 Nov 2010 9:50PM
Every detail as clean and clear as in life!
LivW 14 England
1 Dec 2010 10:48AM
The glow coming from the back of the photo makes you want to know what's around the corner. Great deatil, great light. I think I need another lesson in Lightroom!

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