Canterbury Choir by Bob Culshaw

Featured on the ‘Red Bubble Popular Art Page’ 16th December 2009

This is a 28 frame panorama of the Choir at Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England. It is an HDR image which involved bracketing each frame 2,0,2 EV’s making 84 images to process. The final image is 43 inches wide x 34 inches high at 240 ppi.

Canon 400D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM lens at 17mm, ISO100, f8. Tripod used with a Nodal Ninja NN3 MK II Panoramic VR Tripod Head Kit, Processed in Photomatix Pro 3.2.6, stitched in Autopano Pro and finished in CS4.


Canterbury Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has an incredible history:-

Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site. It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England and symbolic leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Its formal title is the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ at Canterbury.
Following a disastrous fire of 1174 which destroyed the entire eastern end, William of Sens rebuilt the choir with an important early example of the Early English Gothic design, including high pointed arches, flying buttresses, and rib vaulting.

(Source: Wikipedia)

4839 viewings and 83 favouritings, Homepage Feature, 18 Group Features, 1 Challenge Win and 2 Top Ten Challenge placings as at 2nd January 2014

Featured in ‘HDR Group’ 13th December 2009

Featured in ‘Digital Photography’ Group 14th December 2009

Featured in the ‘Retired and Happy’ Group 16th December 2009

Featured in ‘JPG Castoffs’ Group 8th January 2010

Featured in ‘The Ashes’ Group 10th January 2010

Featured in ‘A View Somewhere……’ Group 31st January 2010

Featured in the ‘Photomatix HDR’ Group 10th February 2010

Featured in ‘Your Magic Place’ Group 10th February 2010

Featured in ‘Wide Angle Photography’ Group 12th February 2010

Featured in ‘That One Great Shot’ Group 5th March 2020

Top Ten Placing in ‘Unique Buildings of the World Challenge 2010’

_ Top Ten Placing in ‘Around The World’ Challenge February 2010_

Voted “Best photo of a building, known around the world” in “A View somewhere, with something man-made in the photo” April 2010

Congratulations Bob. Your photo was voted “Very best photo in A View somewhere,,,,,” Well done!

Featured in ‘Anything and Everything’ Group 23rd November 2010

Featured in the ‘Art by Bubble Hosts’ Group 29th May 2011

Featured in the ’HDRI (No Hold Barred) Group May 2011

Featured in the ‘Art Universe’ Group – Spotlight Artist’ August 2011

Featured in the ‘Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses’ Group August 2011

Featured in the ‘Silky Touch’ Group 27th August 2011

_Featured in the ‘Best of Red Bubble’ Group’ August 2011_

Featured in the ‘Through the Eye of the Lens’ Group May 2012



  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    Wow Bob this is STUNNING…wonderful lighting and details…I would have no idea where to start with this!!! A fave mate!!

  • Thank you so much Shaun. What a wonderful comment, I am so grateful. Yes a big project so to speak but great fun!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    Wow wow wow, this is absolutely wonderful Bob, an excellent image . and a fav. xx

  • Thank you so much Irene for your gorgeous comment and favouriting. xx

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much Scott, i appreciate that.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 5 years ago

    WOW!!!!! STUNNING – 28 Frames – unbelievable. This is by way your best photo of all time. The colours and the composition are incredible. I have never before seen a panorama on this scale. Truly wonderful Bob – I am so proud of you.

  • Thank you so much Anna, I am flattered by your comments. xx

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    LOL, This has just kicked my behind when it comes to church interior shots, this is FANTASTIC mate….Probably the best I have ever seen mate, no the best I have ever seen…..A fave for me too..Must have taken ages Bob, wondered where you went LOL….

  • Jason, what do I say? That is the most fantastic comment I have ever received, even more valued because it comes from you. Your shots of York Minster were incredible too! Best regards.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 5 years ago

    Instant fave Bob.

    Stunning work my friend.

  • Thank you so much Richard, I truly appreciate your comment and favouriting.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • debbiez315
    debbiez315over 5 years ago

    Wonderful photo !!!

  • Thank you so much Deborah for your lovely comment and favouriting too.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 5 years ago

    This is an incredible piece, Bob! I can only imagine all the thought and effort behind it! Magnificent!

  • Thank you so much Pat for your thoughtful comment, yes it took a lot of time but was great fun! Thank you for favouriting too.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much Svetlana xx

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 5 years ago

    It really is the best interior church shot I have ever see.

  • Wow Anna, steady on there, you will have me getting over confident! xx

    – Bob Culshaw

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