St Andrew’s Cathedral

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An Anglican cathedral located in central Sydney, the St Andrew’s Cathedral was consecrated in the 1860s, making it the oldest cathedral in Australia. Although it wasn’t the largest of cathedrals, its interior is still grandly imposing, with soaring beams, intricate carvings and scores of stained glass windows. For some reason, its warm earthen tones and greenish hammerbeam roof brings to my mind the Elven outpost Rivendell, of Tolkien lore.

St Andrew’s Cathedral is also one of the few churches where photography is allowed. So I found a comfortable spot, deployed my tripod as quietly as I could, and tried not to wince every time the shutter made its snick sound. In a hushed place of worship, that sounds as loud as the fart you thought would be silent.

This particular shot is a HDR of three images, given a warm treatment.

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