The Gathering - Peterborough Cathedral by Yhun Suarez

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Peterborough Cathedral.
Cambridgshire, England.

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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, f/3.8, 1/30, ISO 200, handheld.
single file converted to 3 exposures in PS (-1, 0, 1).
tone mapped in Photomatix.
adjustments in PS.

SpectrumCry’s Single Jpeg File HDR Processing

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  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 4 years ago

  • ladybroken36
    ladybroken36over 4 years ago

    Wowzerz!!! I love the light in this!!

  • cheers Carlie :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Luke Griffin
    Luke Griffinover 4 years ago

    Awesome work mate, as always. Makes my lil’ ol’ chapel photo seem very very small. LOL.

  • thanks Luke…dont forget to submit your chapel in my Christian Churches group :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 4 years ago

    Beautiful composition and processing!

  • thanks Shaun :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Calin Jugarean
    Calin Jugareanover 4 years ago


  • thanks Calin :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • michaelscott
    michaelscottover 4 years ago

    really beautiful work!!

  • cheers Michael :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontover 4 years ago


  • hey Leelee…thanks very much… youve not been submitting any of your churches in my group lately :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 4 years ago

    A stunning image Yhun!! Wonderful light, great composition and depth.

  • thanks Christine :) still not as good as yours

    – Yhun Suarez

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 4 years ago

    excellent light and tones here…superbly composed…like this one alot

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 4 years ago

    and excellent series also…

  • thanks Rick :)

    – Yhun Suarez

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