Wells Cathedral: scissor arches

I took this shot both in colour and in b&w but the colour conversion is better than the original b&w.

Not so much contrast but a good helping of line, shape, pattern, repetition - and a couple of lone figures to throw all into relief.

The scissor arches were designed by master mason William Joy in the 14th century to support that unstable part of the cathedral.
I've not heard of that term "Scissor Arches" before but that is exactly what they look like! Nice repetition in those glorious pillars.
posted February 19th, 2018  
How beautiful Hazel. Lovely in black and white too - the figures give it perspective.
posted February 19th, 2018  
Its an impressive building for sure Hazel, the lovely monochrome tones and wonderful light bring out all the stunning detail, its a super image, Fav:)
posted February 19th, 2018  
Great shot of the majestic ceiling
posted February 19th, 2018  
Wonderful architecture
posted February 19th, 2018  
Wow...such lovely structure!
posted February 19th, 2018  
bep
Gorgeous architecture.
posted February 19th, 2018  
Stunning architecture :)
posted February 19th, 2018  
Wonderful leading line, architectural details.
posted February 19th, 2018  
Excellent B&W shot and it is such a beautiful looking cathedral.
posted February 19th, 2018  
Beautiful. fav
posted February 19th, 2018  
Awesome picture.
posted February 19th, 2018  
Fabulous photo.
posted February 19th, 2018  
Pam
Beautiful photo!
posted February 19th, 2018  
Lots to look at here and you caught it all so well.
posted February 19th, 2018  
A wonderful structure for a repair job and still standing after all this time marvellous. Brilliant capture Hazel.
posted February 19th, 2018  
Such a sense of grandeur.
posted February 19th, 2018  
Beautiful architecture! So lovely in b&w!
posted February 19th, 2018  
it is an excellent study of the cathedral haze
posted February 20th, 2018  
Lovely B&W? Fav
posted February 20th, 2018  
Wow Hazel, very impressive. It looks fabulous on black, what a great building. fav
posted February 20th, 2018  
Superb architecture, well recorded, Hazel. fav
posted February 20th, 2018  
How interesting! They must be unique in style.
posted February 21st, 2018  
Isn't it marvelous how technology from so long ago has stood the test of time. I love your perspective. Fav!
posted February 21st, 2018  
What a beautiful building. Love the lighting and all those leading lines.
posted February 24th, 2018  
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