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St Johns Cathedral

This is the main chamber in St Johns Cathedral in Brisbane.


I was unsure which way I prefer to view it and experimented for a while with different settings.


I did like the effect of removing the light levels in the ceiling which when seen with the vertical perspective distortion, gives a feeling of extreme height. It is quite a tall building anyway, but I liked the thought that it disappeared in the sky.


The cathedral is relatively dark internally, and here there are soft muted colours and the altar is highlighted with 3 spotlights (artificially)


The adjacent shot is very colour desaturated, and provides a very sombre mood which is appropriate to the Gothic cathedral.


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Taken on July 13, 2008