Coventry windows and reflections

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Comments (15)

© SisAnnick on February 17, 2008

These reflections seem fascinating, Marilyn... if you cut in two horizontaly the picture and keep the lower part, if could be strange and very interesting. Why not ? Greetings Annick

Hank Waxman on February 17, 2008

Majestic! Great shot, Marilyn.


Marilyn Whiteley on February 17, 2008

Thank you, Annick and Hank. Yes, I see the possibilities you've noticed, Annick. Better yet would be to go back with the knowledge and camera I have three years later, and also to to return without the time constraints we had on that visit when we were bound by a very intricate set of train connections! That would be wonderful.


Richard Ryer on February 17, 2008

Greetings Marilyn, What beautiful colors you found between your trains. You are such a world traveler. Thanks for sharing.



Marilyn Whiteley on February 17, 2008

Thanks, Rich. My husband is a whiz at working out the logistics of travel. I'll think of something it would be great to see, but I'll say, "That would be too complicated; we can't do that." And most of the time, he comes up with a way that we can do that! Next month we're doing an Elderhostel focused on photography, in southern Utah and a bit of northern Arizona. I dreamed of visiting Canyon de Chelly, Arches NP, and Mesa Verde before we have to show up in St. George to begin the Elderhostel, and would you believe it? He's figured out how to do it in reasonable time and cost!!

Cheers, Marilyn

Wallace Rivera on February 18, 2008

Perfect angles and great reflections! Beautiful shot! :)

Pepe Triton on February 18, 2008

This is a very special angle. Bravo Marilyn!

Marilyn Whiteley on February 18, 2008

Thank you, Wallace and Pepe. It felt strange to take pictures from that location, but I liked what I saw, and I'm glad that you like it, too. Marilyn

Ryan Calhoun on February 18, 2008

This is wonderful, Marilyn! It's a perfect bug's eye view going all the way up to the ceiling and showing that archwork above those impressive windows. But then because the floor is shiny enough to give a reflection, it adds new depth to everything. It removes the sense of closeness with the floor, even sitting right on top of it. Ryan

Marilyn Whiteley on February 18, 2008

Many thanks, Ryan. It was an odd space in which to photograph because the choir/altar area is raised, but you can walk around behind it at (as far as I can remember) the regular floor level of the sanctuary. So without bending down, you have a very unusual perspective from which to work. (In many older churches, this area would be raised in the same way, but it would be completely screened off from the area beyond it, offering no unusual views.) Marilyn

Rafael López Gómez on February 19, 2008

Bonita y luces bien equilibradas.

Saludos, Rafael

Nice and you seem balanced well.

Regards, Rafael

©junebug on February 19, 2008

The glass windows are really beautiful, Marilyn, and I like their reflections on the floor. Coventry Cathedral is a very modern one, replacing the old one which was destroyed in World War II. The other photos of the Cathedral are also wonderful! Greetings, Anne

Marilyn Whiteley on February 19, 2008

Many thanks, Rafael and Anne. The Cathedral is quite a remarkable place. Greetings, Marilyn

Roger Sandvik on February 24, 2008

Wonderful. The low angle with the shiny floor puts the icing on the cake!

Marilyn Whiteley on February 24, 2008

Thank you, Roger. I did not even have to bend down to take the picture because I was behind the raised platform of the altar area. If that had not been the case, I think I would probably have failed to notice the possibility!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 17, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2005/04/12 09:06:32
    • Exposure: 0.200s (1/5)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash