This was a single image. I went right to the cathedral entrance and managed to get the naive in the shot with my 18mm to 135mm lens. Since taking this photograph I have got a 10mm to 22mm lens which is one of the largest wide angle lenses you can get without going to fisheye, with that one I took the photograph of Blackpool Ballroom.
Oh! yea, I can see a great beauty of amazing works you have uploaded later. I also use a tripod to take photos and it improve the images a great deal but still haven't learn to use a remote trigger. I will try it later to see how the image turn up later as now I use 2 sec for all my images due to movements on the camera even with tripod on.
I was lucky that it was clear of people for a few seconds. With this photograph I took it with an EF-S 18mm-135mm, since then I have got an EF-S 10mm-22mm. I'd love to take another shot at this place with the wider angle lens.
A mixture of patience and luck. I got my camrea setup with the tripod and remote and then waited a long long time. Luckly there was a few seconds where there was no one in the shot so I took as many photographs as I could whilst the shot was clear of people.
This is the default position I take in most cathedrals that I visit, although usually it is not the only photograph/position that I take. One photograph that did turn out from a very different position was the Shrewsbury Abbey shot here :