Saturday, February 28, 2009

National Cathedral.

The Washington National Cathedral has long been a favorite of DC area photographers. Yours truly not excepted. Here are two shots that are about 5 years apart. The first was shot with an F100 and Velvia film. The second a D200 and a custom curve to mimic Velvia.

There are plenty more where these came from. But interestingly--or embarrassingly!--I have only exterior images of this monstrosity. I've never, until today, ventured inside.

Though it aspires to be Notre Dame, it falls short--how can it not? But it is still fairly impressive. For a short period of time I felt transported to some old world gothic basilica... or at least some place other than a church in NW Washington.

5 comments:

  1. I like the interior shots esp. the first two!

    I sent my short boxing essay to Eric Espinosa today for some feedback and submitted one image to Burn....

    At the moment it's a hustle to finish up some more entries for the Fresh Milk competition!

    Cheers, Jeremy

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  2. Thanks.

    Boxing essay? What's this?

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  3. It's my attempt at what others have done so well over the years, but as part of an assignment for the drum...

    http://fedoraphoto.blogspot.com/

    Enjoy!

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  4. I guess I'm going to have to take a look-see inside the Cathedral.

    Cool stuff...

    Rob

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  5. Thanks dude. By the way, that sarcophagus in the first pic contains President Woodrow Wilson. (it's kind of hard to read the lettering in the photo)

    I had no idea he was there.

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