St Peter's Basilica Looking Down the Via della Conciliazione

St Peter’s Basilica Looking Down the Via della Conciliazione

Iconic, by any definition, to the extreme; there can be few views as captivating as St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, the Catholic State in the centre of Rome. Processing The level of contrast and general habit led this to be a seven-exposure HDR on my beloved Canon 6D. Post-processing in Photomatix and Adobe Photoshop CS6. Heavy vignetting (I …

alistairSt Peter’s Basilica Looking Down the Via della Conciliazione
Canterbury Cathedral - Choir Screen

Canterbury Cathedral – Choir Screen

Perspective is such that you’ll rarely see a shot such as this of the Choir Screen in Canterbury Cathedral. As you progress through the Nave, you are required to ascend steps to this screen. I have deliberately shot this with a head-on perspective. Processing Seven-bracket HDR photograph (seems pointless keep stepping down to three as the 6D handles it) taken …

alistairCanterbury Cathedral – Choir Screen
Viva la ambiance - Canterbury Cathedral - The Nave

Viva la ambiance – Canterbury Cathedral – The Nave

Photographers, especially wedding photographers, with Flash powered websites that blare out music when you enter them (frequently with no discernible way of turning them off) upset me. Which is a shame, as I think this image of the Nave at Canterbury Cathedral could do with Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor playing for atmosphere. So for those who would …

alistairViva la ambiance – Canterbury Cathedral – The Nave
Canterbury Cathedral - The Nave

Canterbury Cathedral – The Nave

Looking West down the Nave (an interesting fact is that most Cathedrals “point” from West to East) with a wide angle lens you can see the sublime 600 year old structure of Canterbury Cathedral. It was designed by Henry Yevele and is 26.5m (82ft) high (a photograph looking up will follow). Much of the window at the end of the …

alistairCanterbury Cathedral – The Nave
Rochester Cathedral - Inside

Rochester Cathedral – Inside

After an extended family-related hiatus, I plan to be back in 2012. This is the first of 2012’s posts, and features the inside of the beautiful cathedral at Rochester. Aperture: ƒ/9 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/1.3s Title: Rochester Cathedral – Inside

alistairRochester Cathedral – Inside
Living Relic

Living Relic

The ceiling of this building is over 800 years old, and is captivating in the level of detail and complexity of its architecture. Aperture: ƒ/9 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 3.2s Title: Living Relic

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The Mount from Beauville

The Mount from Beauville

The great thing about Google Earth is it allows you to scope out your terrain before you take a photograph; therefore, it was a happy coincidence that we happened to drive past a pleasant-looking restaurant for lunch, and “Oh look!” – I’ve got a perfect line of sight for the Mount! Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal …

alistairThe Mount from Beauville