Cathedrals are terrible places for photography. The contrast is normally way too high, you can’t stand far enough away from anything and you almost never capture that amazing feeling of space that cathedrals were designed to embody. Of course that’s never stopped me from trying and I have hundreds of mediocre cathedral pictures to prove it.
This shot, however, actually came out well. It is one of those happy coincidences when the stars align and the shot comes out unexpectedly well. It was taken in the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen one fine days as I was biking across France. As happy as I am with the photo, I have to admit it’s still more impressive in person.