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Ely Cathedral

Philine commented yesterday on the painting of Jesus Christ on the central boss of the Octagon at Ely Cathedral, shown yesterday. This is a crop of the original image rotated 90 deg anti-clockwiseand I've included it to show the level of fine detail in that and the area surrounding the boss. Incredible craftsmenship. 

 

I thought at first this was handheld but now I see the exposure time and I realise that the camera was on the tripod for this. No way can I keep a cmera still for 2 seconds! 

Ely Cathedral

Philine commented yesterday on the painting of Jesus Christ on the central boss of the Octagon at Ely Cathedral, shown yesterday. This is a crop of the original image rotated 90 deg anti-clockwiseand I've included it to show the level of fine detail in that and the area surrounding the boss. Incredible craftsmenship. 

 

I thought at first this was handheld but now I see the exposure time and I realise that the camera was on the tripod for this. No way can I keep a cmera still for 2 seconds! 

comments (16)

That is truly beautiful!
Alan: I was amazed by it. Some of the detail was not visible to my eyes from the floor.
excellent shot, Alan. i love the details and the symmetry of your shot. you were lucky to have been able to take in a tripod i think.
Alan: My tripod was spotted by the people on the admission desk and so I was deemed to be a photographer and charged an extra fee. Those people with camera phones were not changed any extra from what I leant!
Wonderful details...
Alan: I was amazed by it. Some of the detail was not visible to my eyes from the floor.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jan 2018, 03:48
It is a fantastic ceiling, Alan.
Alan: It impressed me (not an easy feat).
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Jan 2018, 06:06
Thank you for showing us the detail, Alan - it is always the detail in churches that appeals to me
Alan: Thanks, Lisl. I'm more of a "bigger picture" person but I was sufficiently impressed by this to make a separate image of it.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Jan 2018, 06:33
Wonderful isn't it

Two seconds is a long time in photography
Alan: It impressed me (not an easy feat). I'm got some photos with exposures of around five minutes.
This is the kind of detail that amazes me, too, Alan, in cathedrals like this!
Alan: I was amazed by it. Some of the detail was not visible to my eyes from the floor.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jan 2018, 07:29
This is wonderful -and I see also the angels surrounding Jesus Christ - yes, "incredible craftmanship"!
Alan: I was very impressed by it, I have to say. Much of the detail was not visible to me from my position the ground but the camera lens has done a good job. Thanks, Philine!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jan 2018, 07:50
Jesus Christ looks a bit sad considering all the troubles caused by us humans!
Alan: I'm not surprised!
It is a thing of beauty.
Alan: was amazed by it. Some of the detail was not visible to my eyes from the floor.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jan 2018, 08:54
I hope you have photographed some of the wonderful bosses in Norwich Cathedral - I own a book about the "Stories in Stone".
Alan: I had planned to go back to Norwich cathedral with my proper camera but alas I never did get back sad
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Jan 2018, 09:58
Is it a case of too many bosses.
Alan: Probably!
I had noticed the center and wished I could see it better. I now see what looked like a brain is instead flower petals.
Alan: Good,.. glad that you have had your wish granted. I was impressed with the level of detail.
It looks good in close-up Alan, that amount of detail isn't very obvious from floor level is it. Since when has a tripod made one more of a photographer than another person without one?
Alan: I was not aware of any of the detail when viewed from the ground. I must admit to being a bit peeved to be singled out for the extra charge just because I had a tripod. I think that was a factor in my believing that Norwich Cathedral was even better; admission by donation.
Nice detail, Alan.
Alan: was not aware of any of the detail when viewed from the ground. It was only when I saw the image that the detail became obvious.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jan 2018, 20:50
A great capture of the detail smile

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