Ely Cathedral stained glass detail..
|Copyright: Stephen Wilkinson (wilkinsonsg)
|Date Taken: 2008-08-20|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-03-31 7:07|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
The present cathedral was started by Abbot Simeon (1082-1094, brother of Walkelin, the then bishop of Winchester) under William I in 1083. Building continued under Simeon's successor, Abbot Richard (1100-1107). The Anglo-Saxon church was demolished, but some of its relics, such as the remains of its benefactors, were moved to the cathedral. The main transepts were built early on, crossing the nave below a central tower, and are the oldest surviving part of the cathedral. The West Tower was built between 1174 and 1197, and the Romanesque style of the west front overall shows that it was built in the 12th century, with the later addition of the Galilee porch (1198-1215). The west tower is 66m high (215ft). The unique Octagon 'Lantern Tower' was constructed during the 1300s and replaced the old central tower which collapsed. 'The Lantern' is 23m (74ft) wide and is 52m (170ft) high. From the floor to central roof boss 'The Lantern' is 43m (142ft) high.
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Nice shot...gud colors...and a nice try to follow rule of thirds...
Very good exposure, nice even light through the different colours of the glass. I imagine the window was high up but that doesn't show too much in the perspective: A very nice shot indeed.
- [2009-04-01 12:40]
Wonderful picture and details stephen,it deserves more attention thats for sure.