St Patrick’s Cathedral

Visiting East Melbourne with Alberto Massignan we photographed inside St Patrick’s Cathedral, practicing wide angle architectural photography. With the sun shining low and bright through the stained glass windows it gives the old church an ancient and hallowed feeling.

Photographing churches can be a challenge with the wide angles, dark corners, bright windows, extremes of lighting colour and just the sheer scale. Care needs to be taken to ensure the shots are accurately lined up and focused, and not disturbed during exposure. And even more time goes in to processing the photographs; not to imitate reality, to make the images appear the way they feel.

Facing the altar, the interior of St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia.

Facing the altar from the rear of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia.