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Steven Stoddart on January 26, 2011

Hi there Loz - I love this spot... it goes to show there is hope for the human race yet. The tower was added for the millennium celebrations and it was worked on by countless stonemasons and artisans of all persuasion. It is grand to know we can still build something that will, hopefully, be around for the next millennium...

Thanks for the appreciation of this.. it sounds as though you enjoy it as much as I do : )



odeveld on January 26, 2011

Hello Steve Stoddart,

Also a very good shot! It's a beautiful church!! LIKE!!

Regards, Odeveld

Steven Stoddart on January 27, 2011

Greetings Odeveld - Welcome back!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a welcome comment : )



Free Wheels on January 27, 2011

Almost got religion looking at this. Stunning piece of work, both by you and the craftsmen that built the cathedral. LIKE & Y* If you had laid on your back you could have got a pano of the whole roof ;-)

Steven Stoddart on January 27, 2011

Hiya Mark - Almost got religion? Ooh I could not have that on my conscience : ) Those slippery fellows that oversee the Cathedral have roped off the area right under the tower so you can no longer be right under its centre. Since I don't look anything like Pope Benedict I could persuade them otherwise...

Mind you, they did offer to sell me post cards. "Filthy Lucre" I cried...

Seriously honoured by your award of a YS.. much appreciated!



Closed on February 1, 2011

Back to VOTE!!

Best of luck to you SUPER Steve! :)

K@rin on February 1, 2011

voted tooo ! did not know was in contest Thanks GG :)

Free Wheels on February 1, 2011

Voted, good luck!

Steven Stoddart on February 2, 2011

Hiya GG, Karin and Mark

Thanks for voting for this.. it is much appreciated : )

Mind you, Mark's comment about catching religion still worries me a tad...

Greetings to all..


Free Wheels on February 2, 2011

Steve, worry no more, I've just completed a course of injections to make me immune. :-)

Steven Stoddart on February 3, 2011

Hiya Mark... I had mine years ago... I never knew jabs against Hard pad and Distemper were so effective against religious disorders....



joyfotos on February 9, 2011

Beautiful craftmanship but I think I am more amazed by your photo. Everything is so evenly lit and such great detail and no distortion. Must be due to that "heavenly" light you described that day:) Like & voted!

Steven Stoddart on February 9, 2011

Hiya JF! Thanks for your complimentary words about this shot!

The even lighting was largely down to the property of the sandstone... It is so light, the sun was reflected everywhere giving the effect you see. The only digital trickery I did resort to was a spot of exposure blending to get the blue sky through the windows... Without it, that part of the photo would have been overexposed...

Thanks everso for both the like and Vote....



duskom on February 12, 2011

V + L13 - from Dusko - Rijeka (Croatia)

Steven Stoddart on February 12, 2011

Greetings Dusko - and hello to your clean feet!

Thank you for stopping by my gallery, your like and especially, your vote!! All are much appreciated : )


RNLatvian on February 16, 2011

Beautiful photo! Voted and Like 14! Greetings from Brazil!

Steven Stoddart on February 16, 2011

Hello RN Latvian31 - A warm welcome to a fellow Panoramian from Brazil!

Thank you for stopping by, your vote and Like for this photo - all are appreciated!



Steven Stoddart on March 18, 2011

Hello William - Welcome back! Thank you for your praise of this photograph! I have to admit the skill you speak of was the use of some digital trickery ;-) When I saw this I knew I had to use a spot of exposure blending to keep the colour of the sky...

Still, I am glad it worked and that you have enjoyed it :-)



Kit Goss on April 10, 2013

Great photo! I like the angle. Is the effect HDI?

Steven Stoddart on April 15, 2013

Hi there Kit :-) So glad you enjoyed this shot of Bury St. Edmunds Cathedral... I was lucky to get this shot.. The Cathedral no longer allow visitors to get to a spot where you can take a photo from this angle...

And yes, this is HDR... the sun coming in through the windows cast heavy shadows and HDT allowed me keep a little shadow in the end result...



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Photo taken in Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk, UK

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 22, 2011
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    by Steven Stoddart
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Exposure: 0.300s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100