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Southwark Cathedral, Sarf London [20060215|16:43]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Southwark Cathedral


It costs 2 quid to take photos inside the cathedral. I think it's worth it.
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[User Picture]From: minirth
2006-02-15 17:03 (UTC)
Oh my god, that is so beautiful. I love that picture!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-15 17:18 (UTC)
I'm glad you like it, thank you. I have other pictures from the interior, including the Retro-Choir at the back, which is the really old bit, but I was excited about this image so had to share it straightaway. The original structure was built in the 13th century. And, um, apparently, the trials of a number of Protestant martyrs took place in the Retro-Choir in the sixteenth century. It's just quiet and peaceful in there now.
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From: tdj
2006-02-15 17:04 (UTC)
Note to self - play with B&W.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-15 17:09 (UTC)
I tell you a secret. I nearly always shoot in color. That way I can decide later if I want to discard the color information. I also learned a cool Tatershop trick, wherein I apply two Hue/Saturation layers, use one to desaturate the image, change the blending mode of the other to Color and play with the hue values of the individual colors.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2006-02-15 17:29 (UTC)
... another beautiful shot! I'll have to try the photoshop trick you suggest- that sounds like a lot of fun. It could also be handy for really helping skin blemishes pop in black and white without throwing off the balance of the image as a whole.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 08:55 (UTC)
Wouldn't you use the healing brush for those? Or are you talking about the kind of extreme close-up where that kind of correction would cover hundreds of pixels?
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[User Picture]From: taische
2006-02-15 17:32 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 08:53 (UTC)
Good lord. It's a beautiful photo, haunting and melancholy. But £1.6 million?!
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2006-02-15 18:04 (UTC)
That's fantastic. Are you going to sell the print?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 08:50 (UTC)
Sell? I hadn't thought about it. *head-scritch* I suppose with a nice blank border, it would make a good post-card?

Although I did manage to correct for most of the barrel distortion induced by my zoom lens, which doesn't perform optimally at wide angles, the column at the far left, the one closest to the viewer, is still not quite right.
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From: enzeru
2006-02-15 18:14 (UTC)
Dude. 2 quid's a bargain. WOW.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 08:47 (UTC)
It is. And the caretakers are super-nice. The lady who issued the permit to me (which involved filling in a little sticker and pressing it onto my coat) hovered behind me for a good fifteen minutes, watching and smiling. She and another lady were most anxious to point me at the best spots and things I ought to be photographing. Which would have been annoying were they not so full of pride and earnestness.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2006-02-15 18:39 (UTC)
Oh wow. Love, love, love it. Care to make it just a wee bit bigger? I'd like to add it to my endless screensaver of TheBoys, but s'ok if it's not a good idea.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 08:44 (UTC)
Well, I think if you go to the Flickr page you can view it at the size at which I uploaded it (800 x 310). Is that big enough, or did you want more? The original image is 6600+ x 2200+. :-P
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 08:42 (UTC)
Come and visit! :-)

If you didn't already know: Just to the right of the set of arches in the image is a window designed by Christopher Webb, which sits above a memorial to Shakespeare carved by Henry McCarthy. They hold a birthday service for the Bard every year.
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From: 24db
2006-02-15 21:28 (UTC)
cheaper than London Underground...£300
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 08:35 (UTC)
Criminy. It would be lovely to afford it someday, but for the moment, I'll stick to the free-to-under-five-quid range. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: impix
2006-02-15 21:38 (UTC)
its worth it for a photo like that. fantastic.

xx
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 08:28 (UTC)
It's two photos, actually! I guess I didn't really make that clear. Separated by 30 degrees. And thanks.
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[User Picture]From: shamroq
2006-02-15 22:13 (UTC)
This sucks. More midriff shots, please.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 08:27 (UTC)
Surely I have to wait longer than a week between camhoorings?
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2006-02-15 22:57 (UTC)
Is this also a panorama that's been pasted together? I can't tell!

Your photos just get better and better all the time.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 08:24 (UTC)
Yes, it is. Two photos separated by a 30-degree angle. I think I did much better blending them this time. I also went for greater depth of field so that the image would be crisp, rather than last time outdoors, when I wanted it to be softer and painting-like.

Thank you! Yay for practice. And reading.
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From: libra_verde5
2006-02-16 02:58 (UTC)
Interesting lines. I also love how the focal is off center, more interest visually that way. People often get too fixated on centering the subject.
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From: libra_verde5
2006-02-16 03:02 (UTC)
Hey,I just noticed in your bio that you went to H.S. in Olympia. I hail from the eastern side of the state. Kind of an aimless FYI for you.
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[User Picture]From: omniana
2006-02-16 04:55 (UTC)
That shot was definitely worth it. It hits the eyes immediately, and the more I linger, the more I notice.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 10:11 (UTC)
It's another panorama, actually - two shots stitched together. There's a lot of detail that's not visible in the low-res version, like the candles in front of the virgin at the left, and the stained-glass in the windows in the archway.

But, y'know, I didn't want anyone to steal it. ;-) First image I've ever produced that I thought someone might WANT to steal, and would be kind of offended if they did!
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2006-02-16 15:54 (UTC)
Wow.

Yeah. I'd say it's worth it. I'd be interested in seeing other shots you took.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-16 16:05 (UTC)
Hey, thanks! I'll be putting them up later.

BTW, I've been absolutely horribly waffly about this mix madness thing. I have made three different mixes and I can't decide which one to send. Let me tell you what's in them and you can pick, okay? Because otherwise I just might never send it at all.


  • Stompy. This one is all my ebm/industrial favorites. The ones I can recognize within two seconds of them starting, and send me scurrying for the dance floor, downing drinks and abandoning conversations with astonishing speed and rudeness.
  • Phat Beats. A mix of latin and hip-hop, and fusions of both. Upbeat and funky, but I'm hesitant because I suspect a lot of the people on your f-list and participating in the Madness are not into hip-hop.
  • Melancholy. Songs that make me homesick and lonely. Lots of variety here. Kinda depressing, though.
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