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Pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral
Lens: K3 Camera: Sigma 8-16mm Photo Location: Canterbury, UK 
Posted By: Mike L, 10-26-2019, 11:56 PM

I finally made it to Canterbury Cathedral on my last trip to the UK, I took the Sigma 8-16mm along for the ride for a wide angle look at the Cathedral.

The pulpit in the nave


The side altar marking the spot where Thomas Becket was killed by King Henry II's knights



Soaring columns and vaulted ceiling



Quire screen



Cloister



Chapter House ceiling



Previous Archbishop's memorial



High Altar and Archbishop's throne


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10-27-2019, 12:24 AM   #2
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Good call on the lens, looks like it payed off
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Good call on the lens, looks like it payed off
Glad I had it, 16mm on my Pentax 16-50mm wouldn't have been wide enough or as much fun.
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Striking images. I especially like #2. Great work with that lens.

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Very nicely done. I always find it difficult to photograph building interiors such as that of a church. The wide angle is never wide enough.
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Striking images. I especially like #2. Great work with that lens.
Thanks. It's a great lens to use in the right situations, you can get some really interesting compositions if you think creatively.

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Very nicely done. I always find it difficult to photograph building interiors such as that of a church. The wide angle is never wide enough.
This is exactly the scenario I had in mind when I got the Sigma 8-16mm, the 16-50 was never quite wide enough.
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These are great shots, very well done! And you did it without having to photograph a crowd.
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These are great shots, very well done! And you did it without having to photograph a crowd.
By good luck rather than good planning I was there when the doors opened, I had 45 minutes or so with very few other visitors to work around. It got a bit more challenging towards the end.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike L Quote
I finally made it to Canterbury Cathedral on my last trip to the UK, I took the Sigma 8-16mm along for the ride for a wide angle look at the Cathedral.

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Those are truly awesome images, Mike. Stunning. It is amazing to see some of the architecture and buildings achieved so many centuries ago, and achieved without the precision technology we have today. This series of images you have shared here really drives that realisation home. Great work.

And to think, when I bought my 16-85mm a few months ago I thought 16mm was probably all I would ever need to go down to!!!!
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Beautiful. I bet it's hard to fit everything in, even with that lens.
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Great pix. I find that when I'm in a European cathedral...I'm struck by the beauty, the ancient and highly skilled workmanship, the design, remarkable engineering, etc. Your photos express that magnificence of these buildings very well.
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