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Nave of the National Cathedral

This vertorama was shot looking east to the main alter of the National Cathedral in Washington DC. The nave will seat about 3,500 people. The flags of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and US territories line either side of the nave. Even though we arrived early, I was surprised at how few visitors were in the Cathedral. The reflections of the stained glass that were being projected onto the limestone columns were amazing. I definitely want to visit again.

I did have to apply some geometric corrections to this image. My 14mm lens tends to distort and that distortion is exaggerated by panoramas and vertoramas.

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Reader Comments (1)

I think this came out rather well. The distortions really don't detract, at least to me. I agree, the stained glass effect is quite dramatic.

There is a building in the Cathedral complex called the College of Preachers. I was lucky enough to take a meal in there once, and would love to get in there with my camera.

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergerry rosser

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