Ahead of our recent London trip, I knew we’d be visiting the city of Ely in Cambridgeshire, which is not far from the home of a friend of mine, whom we’d planned to visit, and with whom we had a great day.
I was very much hoping to photograph the interior of the cathedral, and fortunately I had the opportunity, as well as the approval of the staff. Photography inside some cathedrals — such as St Paul’s in London and St Mary’s in Sydney — is specifically prohibited.
While I captured a series of images of the stunning interior of this 11th-13th century cathedral, I also — quite unusually — captured an exterior shot before venturing inside.
Here is the result:
I positioned my camera quite close, and pointed upwards, resulting in the exaggerated perspective distortion. A tilt/shift lens would have been ideal, but alas, I still don’t have one of those. One of these days.
Ely Cathedral is definitely worth a visit, and it’s only a little over an hour away from London by train.