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Peterborough Cathedral.
Cambridgeshire, England.

CHALLENGE WINNER of the Ceilings Challenge in Architecture – The British Isles – 12 Mar 2011

Featured in Wide Angle Photography – 21 Aug 2010

Peterborough Cathedral, properly the Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew – also known as Saint Peter’s Cathedral – the seat of the Bishop of Peterborough, is dedicated to Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew whose statues look down from the three high gables of the famous West Front. Founded in the Saxon period, the architecture is mainly Norman following a rebuilding in the 12th century. With Durham and Ely Cathedrals, it is one of the most important 12th century buildings in England to have remained largely intact, despite extensions and restoration.

Peterborough Cathedral is known for its imposing Early English Gothic West Front (façade) which, with its three enormous arches, is without architectural precedent and with no direct successor. The appearance is slightly asymmetrical, as one of the two towers that rise from behind the façade was never completed, but this is only visible from a distance, while the effect of the West Front upon entering the Cathedral Close is overwhelming.

In 1541, following Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries, the relics were lost but the church survived by not being sold off and instead being selected as the cathedral of the new Diocese of Peterborough. This may have been related to the fact that Henry’s former queen, Katherine of Aragon, had been buried there in 1536. Her grave can still be seen and is nowadays honoured by visitors and often decorated with flowers and pomegranates (her symbol). It carries the legend “Katharine Queen of England”, a title she was denied at the time of her death.

In 1587, the body of Mary, Queen of Scots, was also buried here after her execution at nearby Fotheringhay Castle, but it was later removed to Westminster Abbey on the orders of her son, King James I of England. (Info Source: Wikipedia)

NIkon D60, tamron 10-24 mm lens @ 11 mm with cirpol filter, f/3.8, 1/30, ISO 800, handheld.
single file converted to 3 exposures in PS (-1, 0, 1).
tone mapped in Photomatix.
adjustments in PS.

Tags

arches, cathedral, ceiling, church, gothic, hdr, interior, peterborough cathedral, spectrumcry, wide angle

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  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeabout 4 years ago

    spectacular…

  • thanks Richard :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • amyrey
    amyreyabout 4 years ago

    wow!!!

  • thanks Amy :)

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  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 4 years ago

  • thanks Gina :)

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  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreabout 4 years ago

    Spectacular comp and colors! A fav! :)

  • thanks Sandra :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

    Wow!

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • thanks so much :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Aaron Campbell
    Aaron Campbellabout 4 years ago

    Wicked cool interior detail, Yhun!

  • thanks my friend :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Barrie Daniels
    Barrie Danielsabout 4 years ago

    incredible image, thanks for sharing it….

  • thanks Barrie :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenabout 4 years ago

    Stunning yet again Yhun

  • cheers Dave :)

    – Yhun Suarez

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