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The Nave, Font, Hanging Crucifix and Magnificent Ceiling of Peterborough Cathedral

By James_C
Good morning to you one and all,
Well my last upload didn't prove to be all that popular, but, as promised, today I return to the body of the cathedral. I am uploading 4 versions as I really cannot decide which I like the best.
V1 & V2 have the crucifix and high alter as the focus of attention, with the font in the foreground. The font was recently moved to it's current, theoligically correct, position just inside the west door. (Theologically correct as one enters the church of Christ through baptism).
For V3 & V4 I raised the camera angle to put more emphasis on the magnificent painted wood ceiling. This ceiling is the only one surviving in Britain, is the largest painted wooden ceiling in Europe and, although it has been repainted a couple of times, the colour scheme is the same as it was when first put up in between 1230 and 1250. Unbelieveably it was nearly lost when vandals lit a fire beneath a stack of chairs at closing time.
V1 and V3 reflect the actual lighting levels and V2 and V4 arguably reveal more detail.
I look forward to reading your comments and thank you for taking the time to look.
Kind regaards,

Tags: Photo journalism General Architecture Crucifix Font Nave Painted ceiling Peterborough Cathedral

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saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
2 Mar 2011 8:22AM
This is a fantastic set of image, very well done,

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Ray42 11 3 England
2 Mar 2011 8:40AM
An extremely good set of images of this lovely cathedral - a very slight bit of convergence problem on the lhs (not a problem at all) and I would have tried to bring out the detail of Christ on the cross a tad more as the eye rests there - the ceiling is beautiful - one to revisit again me thinks
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 8:41AM
A splendid set of photos I particularly like v2 James
James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 8:49AM
Interesting observations Ray. The convergence on the lhs is in the structure of the building as by the 3rd pillar down the building leans outwards so I opted to split the difference. This is not unusual in these old buildings. Chichester Cathedral,which I know very well, bows out markedly on the south side, though it is hardly noticeable at ground level. Point taken re Christ on the cross.

barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 9:36AM
What a stunning piece of architecture
you could spend weeks in there for photo ops
EAS 10 1 13 Scotland
2 Mar 2011 10:00AM
These are wonderful images of an absolutely stunning cathedral! That ceiling is a wonder in itself and I am so glad you allowed us to see it. Great POV in all 4 images. I think it is V1 getting the click from me, though I'd be happy to have captured any one of them!

10 10 10 England
2 Mar 2011 10:34AM
Magnificient ceiling but you have managed to compose a wonderful shot of this interior. I like the light in V2.
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
2 Mar 2011 11:32AM
v2 is really beautifully photographed, although they are all so well done.
Billyray 12 70 3 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 3:05PM
A superb set James. My choice is V2. Large is excellent, what a beautiful cathedral.
Trev_B 12 151 68 England
2 Mar 2011 5:37PM
Another splendid image of Peterborough Cathedral V1 gets my vote.

2 Mar 2011 6:50PM
A wonderful building captured superbly in these shots.

imagio 13 12 1 England
2 Mar 2011 7:26PM
Superbly captured detail..

taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
2 Mar 2011 9:01PM
Some very fine light here, good viewing in all three, but I especially like the lights and darks in v1~

JimV 13 6 3 Canada
3 Mar 2011 5:08AM
Easy to see what your dilemma was in trying to decide which of these to upload James, all are excellent and the cathedral is magnificent. While most have chosen V1, I'm more inclined towards the lighter versions.
Rgds., and thanks for your look and comment on my upload, Jim
NeilWigan Plus
9 17 16 England
3 Mar 2011 6:58AM
v2 of a wonderfull set very well reported .
madbilly 11 1 4 England
3 Mar 2011 7:23AM
V's 1 & 3 for me although they are all excellent

Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2011 12:19PM
Love the vivid colours and design up in the ceilling.
Can't choose. Very special set this time. IB

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