've always liked the technical challenge of taking photographs in churches and cathedrals: this photograph was taken in Winchester Cathedral in October 1985 using an Exa 500 35mm single-lens reflex camera (the baby brother of the long discontinued Exacta family, made by Ihagee). It wasn't a particularly expensive camera, but as you see with careful handling it was capable of fine results. Nowadays I use a medium-priced digital camera, and the irony is that it won't handle this sort of photo at all well - I would have to buy a much more expensive one to get similar results. I should admit to using some digital shaping to get rid of the sloping walls that result when you point the camera upwards.
Click here to see a large version of the photo.
There are some more photos taken in the same session on Flickr, including a close-up of the magnificent carved stone screen behind the altar.
Posted: Tue - April 24, 2007 at 09:40 AM by Roger Wilmut
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