Interior_St. Paul's Cathedral_Melbourne

Canon 5D camera and Canon 24mm f1.4 lens. Exposure Details: 1/6 second @ f6.3 ISO 800.

The above is an interior of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. Located in the heart of the city, St. Paul’s is a beautiful place that offers a peaceful and tranquil environment away from the stresses and strains of our modern world.

I made the image from a low angle of view to enhance the depth and grandeur of the church. This sense of power is somewhat subdued by the warm color palette. The resulting duality between the power symbolised in the architecture and the safety and calm inherent in the color scheme was of interest to me. I’m sure these facts were a major consideration in the design of the church. In other words, you are now in the house of the all-powerful yet loving and protective god.

Do you find your own sense of connection and calm within a church, mosque or synagogue? Perhaps its within nature, music or art that you’re able to sense the sublime. I’m not sure that the where or how are all that important. As long as we do and, at the same time, ensure we don’t judge others for taking a different path to the same place.

Image processing was conducted in Adobe Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
Glenn Guy