Photo of the Day – 10 April: Ely Cathedral

Posted on 21st April 2017 by Admin under Comment, Location, Photograph
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Ely was close to the route home from Norfolk, so I took the opportunity to stop off there.  It is somewhere I have long wanted to visit.  The cathedral is the tallest building in the area, dominating the city and its surroundings.  It is from this visibility that it derives its nickname, “Ship of the Fens”.  It  has more open, green areas surrounding it than is usual at other English cathedrals, including a park on its southern side.  I took this shot from the gardens at the eastern end.  For me, it encapsulates the feeling of spaciousness around the building.  The previous day had seen clear, blue skies but here the clouds add a dramatic effect.

Ely Cathedral eastern elevevation

Ely Cathedral
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This post is part of my occasional “Photo of the Day” series.  I publish shots which I think might be of interest and tell the story behind them.  They might not necessarily be portfolio standard images, nor the final version, but still be of sufficient interest for inclusion in my blog.  If I do not show a shot on any given day, it does not mean that I did not take any photographs, just that I did not get anything worthwhile.  For me, that is part of the fun of photography.  Not knowing what I will find on a shoot when I have nothing planned.

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