When we walked into Salzburg Dom, the first word came into our minds was: “WOW!”. We knew Salzburg Dom was not the biggest cathedral in Europe but that was the first cathedral that brought the wow factor to us. To be honest before we went into it we did not have a great expectation because the exterior was not that special (say, compare to Notre Dame in Paris). Yet the inside was a complete different story – the paintings, the sculptures and the grandness of the hall were just marvellous.
To me taking pictures in cathedrals is very difficult. Firstly the lighting is tricky as the dynamic range of the whole scene is normally wide. Secondly even if the cathedral is big, there are normally a lot of tourists there which makes composition very difficult. Finally in a cathedral like Salzburg Dom, it’s very difficult to capture the grandness unless you have a very very wide lens (possibly a fisheye).
I faced all these problems when I was there. At the end, my solution was to look up – and captured the beautiful ceiling with no other distraction.
(May be this post can be my second entry to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Up?)