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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle

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The nave, inside the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne in Metz, France.

Our theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is:  From Every Angle.
Our instructions:  This week, photograph a stationary subject from three different angles.

A few weeks ago, I posted a photograph of the outside of the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne in Metz, France.  This week’s challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity to take you inside this magnificent structure.

Without question, this is one of the most impressive cathedrals I’ve ever seen.  The outside is spectacular, but I was completely awestricken when we walked inside.  It’s a wonder I didn’t run smack into something (or someone), because I couldn’t stop looking up!

Here are three different angles of the nave of the cathedral.  Most cathedrals are built in the shape of a cross, and the nave is the longer arm of the cross.  Nave comes from the Latin word for ship (navis).  My favorite is the last one (bottom right).  There’s something about the light and color there that’s so peaceful to me.

All photos were taken with my Nikon P510, “traveling” camera.

Clockwise, from top left:

ISO 500 | 6.2mm | f/3.3 | 1/13 sec
ISO 400 | 4.3mm | f/3.0 | 1/20 sec
ISO 400 | 4.3mm | f/3.0 | 1/13 sec


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