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By redstag  
Lincoln Cathedral is a fascinating building, but as with all our great Cathedrals there is nothing quite like the moment when you first walk in, usually through a dark entrance, then you are faced with he breathtaking splendour of the Gothic Interior.
Cathedrals are all about the inside, the aim was to build a space that was as magnificent and light as possible, the introduction of the Gothic arch helped to create extra height not possible with the heavier Norman structures.
Unlike Salisbury, Lincoln is a mixture of styles, the west front is Romanesque and is the earliest part of the structure, the rest is later having been rebuilt on several occaisions due to fire and the tower and spire collapsing.
In its early days Lincoln was the tallest building in the world! Higher than the great pyramid. Obviously there are many buildings now that are taller, however, seeing how this wonderful building dominates the skyline from 10 or more miles away it is hard to imagine how much more imposing it could be with a spire to rival that of Salisbury!
I went to Lincoln on one of my very earliest photography trips out, and I still have a picture from that trip on my wall, over 30 years later!

I hope I have found my inspiration again and that this trip out will be the start of a renewed enthusiasm for our chosen art!

Feel free to comment, I am a bit rusty, so any tips would be gratefully received.

Thank you.

Tags: Architecture Gothic Lincoln Cathedral Hdr

Voters: Glyn1, pmorgan, hyd and 38 more

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Glyn1 12 4 1 England
10 May 2011 8:59PM
Superb image.

wildchef 10 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 9:11PM
Well done my user award well earned .
redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 9:13PM
Wow thanks Wildchef!
Billyray 13 70 3 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 9:13PM
What a cracking shot. Superb light and beautiful colours.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
10 May 2011 9:21PM
A wonderful view of the interior of this magnificent building
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 9:30PM
Super shot.
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
10 May 2011 9:40PM
Jon this is stunning I dont live to far from Lincoln and have been on many occasions but when I go next I will look at the cathedral with different eyes this is inspiring

redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 9:59PM
Hi Brian, I should've pm'd you we could have met!
I love Cathedrals, so it was just great to get back behind the Canon!
michaelo Plus
14 15 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2011 9:59PM
this is just fantastic!
AlleyCatz 15 274 6 England
10 May 2011 10:19PM

Quote:and I still have a picture from that trip on my wall, over 30 years later!

You carnt be that old Jon! Wink

Good to see you back behind the Canon.
Dave U is the man to ask about churches/cathedrals/interiors....but in Lincolnshire ....there are many beautiful small churches...bursting with shots.
You could easily visit several within a small distance and not be dissapointed.

Drop me a PM if your interested...and I will try and point you in a good direction Smile

ATB Smile

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
11 May 2011 7:15AM
An excellent example of architectural splendour Jon. Diverse you are and it shows. Capturing as your explanation states the awe of first witnessing. Ron.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
11 May 2011 8:20AM
That's some entrance Jon, what a beautifufl Cathedral! Reminds me a little of Rochester Cathedral, there you can see the difference between the Norman and Gothic arches quite easily! So glad you have found your inspiration again, I look forward to seeing more like this Smile

Sarah *
redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 11:10AM
Yay! First RC in quite sometime, thank you for looking and all the comments!
And Alley, I really am that old! (though obviously I was very young when I took the shot!)

Thanks again
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 1:26PM
Wow that is really amazing.
JackieB 10 18 3 United Kingdom
11 May 2011 8:31PM
Stunning photography

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
12 May 2011 3:33AM
A fabulous cathedral and what a supeb capture of it. Excellent.........Sandy
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4248 Canada
13 May 2011 3:22PM
Really good example of HDR done right.


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