Chairs at Chester Cathedral

4 07 2009


Chairs at Chester Cathedral, originally uploaded by Llandudnoandy.

Today, I took a visit to Chester, and in Chester went to Chester Cathedral. This was taken in the main Cathedral, by the Altar. These are seats for all the congregation.

I like this shot because of the repetition with the seats. They are also very nicely lit – and the shot was possible because of the qualities of what must be my favourite lens – the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM.

This lens has a wonderful bokeh (term used to describe the out of focus area of a shot) and when you can compose a shot going from focus at the front to out of focus at the back, you get a wonderful cinematic shot. The sharpness of the shot, as well, is second to none.

The lens has a very narrow depth of field, which means I have found it much easier to manual focus with this lens. The autofocus sometimes doesn’t hit the spot I want, so manual focus is the only option.

This shot shows just how great the Sigma 30mm is. especially wide open.

Chester Cathedral is the mother church of the Church of England Diocese of Chester, and is located in the city of Chester, Cheshire, England. The cathedral, formerly St Werburgh’s abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1541 it has been the centre of worship, administration, ceremony and music for the city and diocese. The cathedral is a Grade I listed building and the heritage site, including the former monastic buildings, lying to the north of the cathedral is also listed Grade I.

Taken from the Wikipedia entry for Chester Cathedral

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