It is an amazing place to visit. This place and other like it unlike the major cathedrals are quite often hidden away in a remote location. As a result not that many people visit them, which whilst sad, is also good from a photographers point of view as you get the whole place to yourself without any people in the shot.
Thanks! It is a lovely place to visit. I was lucky to have the place all to myself. I managed to get a photo with no other people in which I am very happy about. Most of the time I want people out of the shot, though once I visited Liverpool Anglican cathedral and liked having people in the shot as it gave you a scale of the size of the place as it is HUGE. Here is the photo with the people in it. : :thumb256728108: [link]
I figured I'd say it out-loud, cuz it's what I'm thinking...
Beautiful image for sure! Love how you caught the perspective angle, lining up the mid-arch in the center really makes the image suck you in!
I won't be 'copying' it but I defiantly want to reference back to this pic for examples of the detail features and how they interact with the overall structure that make up the architecture style!
Most of the time I don't use references when drawing pictures... but so much of my fanfiction stories end up being in huge castles or cathedrals I know I'll want to do some sort detailed background to a drawing one of these days; And I haven't gotten a chance to sit around a cathedral long enough to be able to draw the minor bits from experience the same way I draw most everything else.
^-^ I'll probably remember to drop you a link when it happens...
...mind you my writing 'to do list' is already pretty long and I rarely have gotten time to even attempt doing really detailed drawing work, but I'm optimistic with my new digital drawing toy that maybe it will be sooner then I expect.
I have a WIP that's supposed to end up being a huge ensemble picture of all the main characters I use set inside a gothic-style castle [link] (It's very rough mapping at the moment, I keep trying to figure out how to give it more depth so I can fit more people since I was thinking of using it as a visual map for readers to get a better idea of what the whole conglomerate mess of a fan fiction really is supposed to be when it's complete. But my mind is struggling with how to get a good perspective angle to make it all click.)
...That image likely to be the first to benefit when I do get the time for it.
With a little bit of filter magic, you can remove people anyway
With an exposure of around 30 seconds, any moving items will vanish without a trace. I can see from your EXIF that you're already shooting at 10sec, so it would only take a 1.5 or 2 stop ND filter to increase the timings
I took a look through some of your older shots yesterday - it's definitely obvious that you've been experimenting and improving your technique! I'm glad you now open up a little from minimum aperture, the 'starburst' effect on lights didn't fit the style