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St Paul's Cathedral

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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

Exposure: 5 exposures (-2,-1,0,+1,+2 EV)

Aperture: f/11

Focal Length: 15mm

ISO Speed: 100

Accessories: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote

Date and Time: 26 November 2010 2.40pm


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From Wikipedia:


St Paul's is built in a revival of the style known as Gothic transitional, being partly Early English and partly Decorated. It was designed by the distinguished English architect William Butterfield, who was noted for his ecclesiastical work. The foundation stone was laid in 1880. Butterfield never saw the site and the building work was frequently delayed by disputes between Butterfield, in England, and the Church authorities on the spot. Butterfield resigned in 1884 and the building was finished by a local architect, Joseph Reed. Consequently the design of the spires differs greatly from those originally planned (similar to those built at Christ Church, South Yarra). The Cathedral Chapter has a scale model of the original completed design.

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Taken on November 26, 2010