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Lichfield Cathedral
For all the years I've been up and down the A38, I've never taken the time to stop at Lichfield.. until last November. This is the extremely impressive Lichfield Cathedral and for £1 you are welcome to take photos inside. I did just that; photos will follow "as and when".
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Album name:alanuk / A miscellany
Author's Comments:I should have gone about a foot or so to my right to get this symmetrical.
Editing Performed:A massive use of the Distort tool to pull the verticals out then cropped. Cloned out a couple of signs. Hue/saturation and contrast adjustments. Sharpened with Topaz InFocus.
File Size:974 KB
Date added:Feb 12, 2014
Dimensions:2000 x 1878 pixels
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Date Time:2014-02-12T20:24:38
DateTime Original:2013:11:22 13:52:58
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Silversnapper  [Feb 13, 2014 at 08:57 AM]
A smashing shot of the iconic cathedral Alan. I love the low cross-lighting bringing out all the detail and I can image in the problems you had trying to correct the verticals. It's very forward thinking of the church officials to allow photography inside and £1 is nothing really. Sadly, this is not one of my favourite churches photographically speaking, it seems to me that the architects of the different periods were simply trying to outdo each other by seeing who could get the most stuff on the walls and for me, it is now far too busy and complex and there doesn't seem to be room to 'breathe' if you see what I mean! I'm looking forward to seeing some of your interior shots.
JOHN  [Feb 13, 2014 at 02:45 PM]
A pretty good shot, and certainly a very heavily decorated building, but I don't mind that.
Well done with the distortion tool it looks pretty much spot on, good detail too so I can zoom in and see the figures which seem to be in quite good condition, unlike on some other churches/cathedrals. The one pound photo permission is certainly reasonable, and like Keith will be looking forward to some inside photos.
SteveT  [Feb 13, 2014 at 05:22 PM]
Very detailed image I like the detail of the very complex stone work and that blue sky with a predominate cloud, look forward to seeing the inside
George  [Feb 13, 2014 at 08:25 PM]
Not busy, just lads to look at, explore and enjoy
Spot on symmetry Alan, pin sharp and a gorgeous sky, luv it.
And like the others look forward to the interior shots.
Helen  [Feb 13, 2014 at 08:30 PM]
A good sharp shot of this beautiful building which looks very well maintaned. I like how you have captured all the fine details on the stonework & also all the figures on it. Very well taken & edited.
Beermonsta  [Feb 18, 2014 at 09:56 PM]
Great detail in the stonework of the cathedral which stands out almost 3d like against the blue sky, The composition is very good too. I think you have done an excellent job on the editing to get all the verticals as they should be although it is a bit tight at the top, perhaps increasing the canvas size and cloning in some sky might give a bit more room, but still an excellent image of the cathedral as it is.