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Liverpool Cathedral

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 24 November 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral - a 20th century neo-gothic masterpiece by the brilliant architect Giles Gilbert Scott. Only 22 years old in 1902 when he won the design competition, he died in 1960 before he could see it completed.

It is the 5th largest cathedral in the world and was entirely built in the 20th century despite the interruptions of two world wars.

NIKON D40 5 seconds F/5.0 ISO 200 21 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Marie from Isère, France

Belle ambiance de nuit

24 Nov 2008 9:56am

@Marie: Thanks Marie!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Great work Ian...clever use of light, shadow and angles of fall.

24 Nov 2008 12:02pm

@Ted: Thanks Ted!

sorter from tehran, Iran


24 Nov 2008 12:53pm

@sorter: very clever...thanks Sorter!

Marzia from Italy, Italy

amazing shot as always!!

24 Nov 2008 1:03pm

@Marzia: Thanks Marzia!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

It is gorgeous. Wonderful night shot here. Perfect.

24 Nov 2008 1:39pm

@Laurie: Thanks Laurie!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

very nice light and composition. I'd love to see this inside! It's HUGE and beautiful!! Did you shoot in the middle of the night to not get any people in this shot?

24 Nov 2008 2:15pm

@Cheryl: Thanks Cheryl!'s a stunning and beautiful soaring space inside with the tallest gothic arches in the world. I've got a photo (of sorts) which I'll try and post later in the week. The cathedral wasn't very busy even though it wasn't particularly late at night as the weather was poor.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

I like how you made that simple post (and its shadow) an important compositional element

24 Nov 2008 2:59pm

@yz: Thanks yz. To tell you the truth the bollard and it's shadow are more prominent that I had planned for!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great sight, beautiful mood.

24 Nov 2008 3:23pm

@MadScientist: Thanks!

Batkoï from Salon de Provence, France

superb again, nice work

24 Nov 2008 5:38pm

@Batkoï: Thanks Batkoi!

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States


24 Nov 2008 5:39pm

@Suzanne: Thanks Suzanne!

Bonj from United States

Very nice shot. The shadow in the foreground from the street light really adds to it.

24 Nov 2008 6:07pm

@Bonj: Thanks Bonj!....that shadow is more prominent than I'd planned for but never mind :-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Splendid one, great image of the cathedral by night, with a very good b/w. You controlled well: 5 seconds and the urban light didn't ruin the image :)

24 Nov 2008 7:25pm

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco....5 seconds seemed easy after all the 2, 4 and 8 minute exposures I've been trying recently which are extremely difficult to judge.

Bookfool from Vicksburg, United States

Beautiful! And, I love the fact that you educated us with a nice description of the building.

24 Nov 2008 9:32pm

@Bookfool:'s a beautiful building!

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful night shot of a magnificent building. I was wondering if the lamp post feels a bit bright but that's IMHO. A great capture Ian!

24 Nov 2008 9:49pm

@Frida: Thanks Frida...I agree about the lampost by the way.

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

A Brassaï style ! Perfect !

25 Nov 2008 8:49am

@Vink: Hi Vink....a comparison with someone as talented and famous as Brassaï is really something to live up to....thanks!

Anna.C from France

so well done ! I'm a great fan of all your work !

25 Nov 2008 9:23am

@Anna.C: Thanks very much Anna!

5 seconds
ISO 200
21 mm (35mm equiv.)