I love technology when it works well. I loath it when it doesn’t (or if as resident technophobe I can’t get it to work in the first place).
Canterbury Cathedral was built nine hundred years ago and I’m willing to bet that there were a similar percentage of the populous who suffered from less than perfect eyesight then as there are today.
I’m one of these with less than 20/20 vision but am lucky to live in an age where technology assists me to a greater degree then was ever possible in people’s dreams before. My camera lens can at least do what my eyes can not … bring far away images to me in sharp focus. You know I adore detail and so these particular images could not be left to escape. Our visiting Singaporean friend “Velvetine” has a small camera and yes, it was easier to lug around than my DSLR, but the lugging around the extra weight paid off when it came to zooming in on some things, and this ceiling was one of the reasons all the extra effort was worth it.
Velvetine’s photo features first in my series… it gives you an excellent idea of just how high up this decorative piece of brilliance was. I however was not content with far away gazes, and kept clicking as this beautiful piece of work sucked me in ever closer. Even when I reached the limits of the zoom it was so enticing I wished for more. I’ll have to start saving for an even stronger lens… there was still so much of the exquisite detail to see…