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Medieval masonry feats at Gloucester cathedral.

davidwozhere
Posted 08/03/2023 - 23:43 Link
No long thesis this time - just a celebration of architecture

1 Norman pillars and round arches supporting a later Early English clerestory and stone vaulted ceiling. (Two previous wooden roofs had burned down).
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2 In stark contrast to the simple nave the ceiling of the chancel (called the quire here) represents the culmination of English Gothic magnificence.
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3 A closer view of the central portion.
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4 and the right hand end, with Christ in the middle surrounded by an angelic orchestra.
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5 The cloisters were featured in a Harry Potter film masquerading as Hogwarts School. The fan vaulted ceilings are just stunning.
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7 The same style persists even in the monks' lavatorium!
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8 and they even had time to poke a bit of fun - check out the demon at the bottom!
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All with a K1 and the fantastic F series 24-40mm. All hand held at some crazy slow speeds despite ISO1600
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LennyBloke
Posted 09/03/2023 - 08:46 Link
Lovely set David - particularly like 6 & 7, larger and on a good screen they can be appreciated best That lens is often overlooked, but as you've shown it's a stellar performer (in the right hands)!

I've always enjoyed Gloucester Cathedral - I was lucky enough to work nearby 20+ years ago and spent many a lunchtime in the gardens with a coffee and sarnies I was lucky enough to be there one day when a film crew and a large number of small children in cloaks were wandering around - Hogwarts came to life
LennyBloke
Spad
Posted 09/03/2023 - 13:16 Link
Two craftsmen at work here....

The ones who built it and the one who photographed it!

Epic set a d a great subject.
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Posted 09/03/2023 - 15:31 Link
Spad wrote:
Two craftsmen at work here....

The ones who built it and the one who photographed it!

Epic set a d a great subject.

Plus 1.
Flan
Posted 09/03/2023 - 16:30 Link
Nice job all-round, showing the details and flamboyance of the interiors.
Posted 09/03/2023 - 17:07 Link
Lovely work here, David, (the craftsmen / the photographer).
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MrB
Posted 09/03/2023 - 19:11 Link
Amazing and beautiful constructions, well captured and presented. (I would appreciate 6 and 7 even more if their structures were lifted just gently from the shadows - sorry Lenny!)

Philip
davidwozhere
Posted 10/03/2023 - 01:30 Link
I don't quite know how to feel with those glowing comments - thank you. I'm happy that you like them.

I have lightened 6 and 7 for you
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What do people think is better?
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Lubbyman
Posted 10/03/2023 - 09:18 Link
Very, very impressive, both architecturally and photographically. I'm always amazed at how those fancy, elaborate and seemingly flimsy ceilings have stayed up for so long - no stress analysis in those days! And the geometrical complexity is stunning.

I've looked at the whole set several times, it's that good . The original (darker) versions of 6 and 7 for me, please. My only niggle with those two is not the dark bits but the brightest bits - bottom of wall behind people in 6, far window in 7. The colour is lost in the brightness. I wouldn't have mentioned it if there hadn't been a comment on the dark bits. But life would be boring if people didn't have different opinions .

Steve
takuman
Posted 10/03/2023 - 12:07 Link
Just when I thought I had all the F series I wanted, up pops a 24-40! I have a list of supposedly all the F series, this one does not appear.?
Just passing thru
LennyBloke
Posted 10/03/2023 - 16:12 Link
takuman wrote:
Just when I thought I had all the F series I wanted, up pops a 24-40! I have a list of supposedly all the F series, this one does not appear.?

You're right - it does state 24-40, but I'm certain David means 24-50 (that's how I mistakenly read it)

The originals of 6 and 7 are better to my eyes - the lightened versions do bring out more detail but that's not always what it's about. The mood and atmosphere is not quite so good in these (IMO)
LennyBloke
MrB
Posted 10/03/2023 - 20:53 Link
davidwozhere wrote:

I have lightened 6 and 7 for you
What do people think is better?

I'm happy to stick with my original comment. You have kept the adjustments gentle (as I requested), and I prefer and enjoy the extra detail. They are contributing to your "celebration of architecture", while retaining plenty of mood and atmosphere.

Thank you, David.

Philip
davidtrout
Posted 11/03/2023 - 16:30 Link
Lovely work by both the photographer and mediaeval masons. Gloucester is a wonderful cathedral and you've done it proud here David.
David
Nakedgun
Posted 12/03/2023 - 00:44 Link
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Outstanding. architecture, nicely revealed.



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- David

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davidwozhere
Posted 12/03/2023 - 01:03 Link
My bad. It IS the F 24 - 50. Sorry for any confusion. Thank you for pointing that out.
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