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Dizzying Heights

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More from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia

Comments (10)


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wysiwig

1:20AM | Wed, 20 June 2018

This place just gets better. I really like the asymmetrical design.

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durleybeachbum

9:35AM | Wed, 20 June 2018

I love the soaring compo !

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LivingPixels

1:38PM | Wed, 20 June 2018

Awesome shot Tara!!

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bakapo

1:53PM | Wed, 20 June 2018

very pretty.

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RodS Online Now!

10:31PM | Wed, 20 June 2018

Imagine the poor guy that has to change those lights in the ceiling...

A beautiful shot of the interior, Tara!

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FredNunes

4:37AM | Thu, 21 June 2018

Excellent image.... some amazing architecture!

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Faemike55

8:32PM | Thu, 21 June 2018

think of the person who created this art? No place for one who might be afraid of heights

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moochagoo

2:28PM | Fri, 22 June 2018

A good exemple of a colored church like a middle age church.

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kgb224

1:07AM | Sun, 24 June 2018

Superb capture Tara. God bless.

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anahata.c

3:48AM | Mon, 06 August 2018

what makes this shot so special is the angle, because it makes it feel like it's taking off and soaring away, and we caught it just as it left the launching pad. Which would be fine with the architects of this style (a style going back to the middle ages, with the first pointed arches). But it's also your sense of line, and the contrasts in hue and light and shadow. This 'groined vaulting' always puts on a linear show, and when standing underneath it---as you did, in person---it can be dizzying, as you state in your title. It was meant to be, pointing (as was the intention of the medieval architects) to heaven. (I assume that's why the builders used that sky blue and the little white speckles, here---to imitate stars.) You have all the light, here, to the right and on the bottom---the "clearstory"---with the light obliterating the stained glass (which is really fitting, as the original designers of these windows---in the middle ages---intended that the 'light of god' come pouring through the images and stories that the windows told). An beautiful angled shot of a typical cathedral ceiling, and I swear it's gonna take off in about 2 minutes. (Your other shot of this vaulting, plus the tops of the arches, is equally beautiful.)

(when we were young---a bunch of boys and myself---we were in a church; and one of the priests told us about the interior. When he mentioned "groined vaulting" we naturally went berserk in suppressed giggles, 'cause we couldn't get the word "groin" out of our heads. We decided that "groined vaulting" is like pole vaulting, only with groins.) (You don't wanna know how far we went with that. 8 year olds should not be learning gothic architecture...)


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ModelCanon EOS 70D
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ISO Speed12800
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