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In ‘Colour Cathedral’ I feel as if I’m walking down a long darkened isle. Everything is hushed and quiet. With solemn reverence I look up and before me a beautiful stained glass window appears – the light shining through in a wondrous communion of colour. I almost feel as if I could touch the divine.
In my early 20s I was in England for around three months and had the opportunity to visit several old cathedrals. I remember walking inside, gazing upwards and being completely awestruck. Quite apart from the enormous skill, engineering and craftsmanship required, the sheer magnificence and grandeur of vision was quite breathtaking.
Not surprisingly, my inspiration for ‘Colour Cathedral’ comes equally from the awe inspiring vaulted arches and magnificent stained glass windows found in these exquisite buildings. Perhaps on a slightly smaller scale, I hope the image evokes similar feelings to those of entering such a revered place.
The article ‘Exposed: Colour Cathedral‘ outlines how I created this image ‘in camera’, but don’t click the link if you want to preserve the mystery!