There are some beautiful wooden doors at Ely Cathedral:
The photo above was taken on the Octagon Tower tour so I was at eye level. From the main floor of the cathedral though you would be forgiven for looking up and not realizing it was a door:
Even with one open, from the floor it’s not overly obvious. Standing next to it though, it’s obvious:
Getting good photos in a church can be tough. Often flash is not allowed so you have to use the lighting available in a creative way. It was a sunny day when I was visiting, so that was a plus. The first and third photos in this post have been cropped and sharpened. Particularly for the first photo, I thought the available light highlighted the photograph in interesting ways. The middle photo is an HDR image. I bracketed the shots and then combined them in Photoshop. In this case, I was looking to add as much detail to the image as possible.
The tour of the tower was really interesting, but to me the highlight was these doors. Having the opportunity to see them close-up really allowed me to see what beautiful works of art they are. What do you think of my edits? Do you also enjoy seeing works of art from different angles? Feel free to leave a comment below.