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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
York Minster Looking Up
Like virtually all cathedrals, York Minster is in the heart of the city. Rising majestically above the crowds and surrounding buildings, they are wonderfully photogenic - until you actually try to take a picture. That's when you find you would need to be at the top of a very tall building in the vicinity to even begin to capture all of the building, and that doesn't even address the distortion. So you make the obligatory effort and then crop out the crowds at ground level and you can at least show what the building looks like...sort of.
Then you concentrate of the small bits, an effort that is truly never-ending.
As you lean farther and farther back, trying to catch the lovely bits at the very top, you are in danger of falling over backwards.