The famous frontal of York Minster in fine HDR. As with all my HDR images, fine details such as people are painted back in from one single image to create a more photorealistic image.
York Minster is one the largest gothic cathedrals in Europe. The present cathedral was begun in 1230, but the site had been used for religeous buildings since 627. Trips to the roof are arduous, but give a great view of the surrounding vale of York.
Pansonic DMC FZ38
HDR in Photoshop CS5 from 3 images.
507 views 07/04/2013
Featured in
Religious Architecture March 2012.


hdr, york, minster, uk, england, church, cathedral, panasonic, lumix, fz38, architecture, britain, history, building, tree, tall

I’m a full time biologist and part time photographer based in the historic city of York. I have recently been exhibiting my work and I teach short courses. Contact me for details.
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  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiover 2 years ago

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous… Wonderful capture, love the HDR tones..

  • Thanks. In print, the HDR really lifts it off the page.

    – GrahamCSmith

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 2 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks Colin. I feel so fortunate living in York as I can shoot buildings like this a lot.
    You may also like a close up view where I’ve removed the tree to get a better view.

    – GrahamCSmith

  • Francis1
    Francis1over 2 years ago


  • Thanks Francis.

    – GrahamCSmith

  • TheaShutterbug
    TheaShutterbugover 2 years ago


  • Many thanks for commenting. Much appreciated.

    – GrahamCSmith

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

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