Friday, 17 October 2008

Bits of the Minster #3

For me, this was the obvious shot of the Minster to take, and is the first one I took, in fact. I probably didn't put it on first because it seemed obvious.

It's difficult taking pictures of something that everyone takes pictures of, because of the need to make it different, and capture something original. Photos taken from an odd angle to make the thing look different can look as cliched as those taken as a straight shot, which is why I wasn't too thrilled with the one above. It's sort of a mixture of "straight on" and twisted angle, to get the lampost in as well. But having left it to "rest" for a week or two, I don't mind it as much this morning.

About this morning. I am excited. I'm going to meet the friend of a friend that I mentioned before. We shall be having coffee (and possibly a cake :-) ) in the Pig and Pastry. In fact I had better go and get ready now ;-)

6 comments:

jane said...

I hope you had a lovely time and good cake. The lamp post made me wonder if I had had a drink and had forgotten it!

A said...

It is still a beautiful shot. Will have to try the cake place when I am in York next.

agramolasands said...

Hi Ruby, I think the Minster is amazing! Been here almost 14 years and every time I walk by I'm in awe. Hope you coffee morning (or afternoon) went well. Don't forget to give me a bell if you ever want to meet. Have a nice weekend. Ciao. Antonella

babooshka said...

It is a beautiful building and you have captured that facade sos weel.

Arch Drude said...

Cake! Did you say Cake?... I hope it's good cake :)
As for the picture, I like it, even the street lamp on the side.

Ruby said...

Hi Jane, I did indeed have a good time. So good, I omitted to take any photos of the Pig and Pastry. Shall have to revisit.

Thanks A - the cake place is recommended, but is a bit out of the centre.

Hi Antonella - do I have your phone number ??? Have just checked to see if you've emailed me, and can't find anything ...

Thanks Babooksha - glad you like the shot!

Hi Arch Drude, I did indeed say cake! Very nice cake too, yummeeeee!