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Peterborough Cathedral.
Cambridgeshire, England.

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/5.6, 1/125, ISO 100, 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 Suarezabout 4 years ago

  • Tony Walton
    Tony Waltonabout 4 years ago

    really beautiful and powerful image. great work

  • cheers Tony :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Yhun (as usual). Escellent HDR.

  • cheers mate ;)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Luke Griffin
    Luke Griffinabout 4 years ago

    Tony nailed it… powerful alright. Love that sky, so dramatic. Nice work mate.

  • cheers pal :)

    – Yhun Suarez

    MIGHTY TEMPLE ...about 4 years ago

    I can always tell your work from the thumbnail Yhun ! Great tones mate

  • cheers pal :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiabout 4 years ago

    Very striking HDR

  • thanks Hans :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Sewon Park
    Sewon Parkabout 4 years ago

    Amazing details on the building but WOW I love the sky!

  • many thanks :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Christina Rollo
    Christina Rolloabout 4 years ago

    Love it, well done!

  • thanks Chris :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...about 4 years ago

    great angle and HDR mate

  • thanks Paul :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghabout 4 years ago

    Wow, awesome image and treatment!!

  • thanks my dear ;)

    – Yhun Suarez

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