23 Comments CherryPie on Nov 7th 2011

23 Responses to “Illumination”

  1. Just catching up from being away …. A remarkable shot of this … love all the angles and colors as well!

  2. MTG says:

    If Heaven has windows it could not have finer.

  3. jameshigham says:

    MTG – supposedly crystal, isn’t it?

    • MTG says:

      I have never been to Heaven but it’s nothing for you to worry about, James.

      • CherryPie says:

        Heaven = Crystal… No I don’t think so

        Heaven = Place… No I don’t think so.

        Heaven is a place in our (connected) hearts and our very being. It is something we feel, the feeling can best be felt when connecting with nature…

  4. Diane says:

    I’ve been there several times and I never fail to be amazed at the magnificence of York Minster, stunning pic again Cheryl.


  5. Annie says:

    Very nice and your photo is fantastic.

  6. You went to York?
    Did you go to Betty’s?

    They bake a lot of nice cakes!!!

    • CherryPie says:

      I went to York on more than one occasion. When I took this photo, yes I did visit Betty’s. This last weekend in York I only managed to visit little Betty’s.

      They do provide exceedingly nice cakes ;-)

  7. J_on_tour says:

    Magnificent. I love the sharpness and beauty of the roof and arches. More importantly as your post draws attention to the window the exposure almost looks HDR like. Too often scenes like this portray the glory of the window alone or a dark interior building as well. Top class exposure and result.

    I’m not controversial or prone to debate but wasn’t the roof of York Minster the scene of a re-construction in modern times. A fire caused by a lighting strike in the same week after ordaining a Bishop who was opposed to the basic element of what makes the Christian faith work. Now what’s the chance in a million of that coincidence, Heaven speaks.

    • CherryPie says:

      This particular window fascinates me. There are no bright colours in any of the glass, but that top window when captured on a photo always produces that glowing light.

      This photo is from my previous visit. The photos from my last weekend in York were taken with a different camera, but show the same effect…

      You are right about the lightening strike and the appointment of a controversial Bishop. I am not sure why he was considered controversial, I haven’t looked into it.

      In relation to that all I will say is that ‘there is no such thing as a co-incidence’. It is a big area for discussion.

  8. Claude says:

    Splendid view ! I’m so grateful to see places, on the enlarged flickr, I could never visit. And maybe to see all the details better, in a photo, than I would in person. Thank you!