Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme is “Contrast”.

Here are a couple of high-contrast pictures taken at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., without flash.

Rose Window, National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Altar at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

I took these photos in January of 2007. (The Cathedral wasn’t nearly this dark, to the human eye. But the light coming through the stained glass and the additional lights around the altar made for greater contrast in a very large interior space than the camera could deal with.)

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18 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

  1. These are gorgeous! It’s just the kind of thing that sometimes happens with a camera that ends up giving you an unexpected treasure.

    • Yes – it’s interesting how a limitation (the camera having a smaller range from total darkness to maximum brightness than the eye) can give you effects like this. I’m glad you like them.

  2. I really like the top photo, the colours are stunning.

  3. Stain glass! It looks great!

  4. Stained glass, old cathedrals – love them, and your photos! Great entry!

  5. Brilliant pictures love em lots. nice take on theme… ;)

    • Thank you! I was considering some desert photos – the dry air makes for very dramatic contrasts between the shaded and unshaded side of objects – but thought these might be more striking.

  6. How beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast « Ruth E Hendricks Photography

  8. Oh wonderful pictures, I love stain glass windows old or modern. How old is this cathedral?

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