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A Place for Reflection

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 5 February 2008 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This is another photo from Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral. There's no colour manipulation on this one (or yesterday's) by the way!....this is what it looks like in real life.


There's a photo that I've posted here of a streetlamp and steps at night. It's one of my favourite photos with my new DSLR. I've submitted it for publication in JPG magazine. You can vote for it's inclusion if you can manage to get through the registration process


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Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

This is a well done photograph.

5 Feb 2008 5:04am

@Ralf Kesper: Thanks Ralf!

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding. I can see why it is a favorite. I will attempt to vote.

5 Feb 2008 5:20am

@Barbara: Thanks Barbara!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

How stylish, love the angle you chose to take it!

5 Feb 2008 6:03am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


5 Feb 2008 7:47am

@Dimitrios: Thanks Dimitrios!

jkjond from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Anglican? I always though the other is the Anglican one, you've got me wondering?

For me, this is one of the most amazing buildings I've ever seen, and one of the few modern ones that inspires me to paint - though I haven't attempted it yet. It isn't that I don't find modern architecture inspirational, but it tends to be older ones which inspire my brushes. I've only been in once, and it is clear from your images that I missed bits, my only clear memories are the centre piece and the amazing glass. Did Piper have something to do with that, or was it another artist of his era?

Nice pair of pics, though I much prefer the first on white!

5 Feb 2008 7:58am

@jkjond: Thanks John!....Of course it's the same cathedral as yesterday....the catholic Metropolitan one. I haven't even tried photographing the Anglican one yet. This building was really hard to photograph...particularly on yesterday's shot where the cathedral was flooded with that gorgeous light which was so difficult to capture properly.

This one is of the baptistry and I took the photo through the railings of the metal gateway.

jkjond from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

There is supposedly some technical reason why stained glass windows are difficult to photograph - I think it has something to do with focus - though I recommend the bumble bee approach and press on regardless.

I find the difference is that the Anglican Cathedral is more the kind of building you feel in your stomach. I have painted that one, I sat out there on a rather cold rainy day while the women hit the sales (27th Dec). One of those pics where I abandoned my vantage point and sheltered in an alcove to finish it off, then go back to the shops to warm my fingers up. If only I could paint in 1/125.

It will be interesting to see what you make of that one with your camera - I find the visual comparison with Tate Modern quite fascinating, that place has even got organ pipes!

5 Feb 2008 9:26am

Helma from Tehran, Iran

bravo ... very nice composition ! well done , thanks.

5 Feb 2008 3:22pm

Tracey from White Hall, United States

Fabulous lines and perfect tones. Well done!

5 Feb 2008 10:05pm

tom from Germany

Like the lines leading into the picture.

5 Feb 2008 10:09pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

You really handle that wide angle fabulously... love the lines in this.

5 Feb 2008 10:22pm

JustShenn from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This Is The Second Picture I'm Looking At

And Yea.. Wow o.o

Simple But Unique =)

6 Feb 2008 1:01pm

1/30 second
ISO 640
15 mm (35mm equiv.)