The South Face of Lincoln Cathederal is its most visible and revealing, but getting a shot of it that showed the two old Bishops palaces as well took a little effort.
My first problem was location, because although the Cathederal sits prominently above the city most views are cluttered by other buildings or are at funny lens angles that distort the perpendicular.
The abvious vantage point lies opposite on South Common, which rises up to Bracebride Heath, which brings me to my second problem – the camera lens. Until now I didn’t have one with a long enough focal length to get a large in-focus shot. I have aquired an old manual Tokina SL 400mm f5.6 SD lens and what you see is the result, much better than a crop from my Nikon 18-200mm.
In the 14th Century, Lincoln Cathederal was the tallest building in the world. Back then it sported spires on its towers, which apparently were destroyed by weather hundereds of years ago and not replaced.
The camera was a Nikon D5100 set to f11, ISO 100, at 1/160 sec.
The RAW image was processed in Photoshop CS6.
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