This unusual depiction of St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, was shot in the winter of 2008. (1,066 views on 9 November 2013.)
I had just taken some shots inside the cathedral (which is Heritage-listed on the Register of the National Estate) during my lunch hour when I walked out and saw this vintage wedding car waiting for the bridal couple.
I took some images of the car’s engine grille and I was walking away when I noticed this beautiful reflection in the curved, highly polished roof over the back window of the car.
The old car was parked in just the right spot for this depiction, but it’s interesting to note that the real beauty of the reflection comes from the convex shape of the vehicle’s roof. Quite simply, this unusual reflection would not have occurred in the roof of a contemporary car.
I composed this really carefully so that the depth of field (achieved by including the interior as seen through the rear window) actually draws attention to the reflection on the roof.
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/9 sec, ISO 400, focal length 125mm.
Featured in NOSTALGIC ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY, August 2009.
Featured in CONTRASTING PERCEPTIONS, August 2009.
Featured in CHURCH ARCHITECTURE, November 2009.
Challenge winner, SUPERBLY VISUAL, June 2010.