In a few other blog posts I’ve complained that the great European cathedrals are simply the wrong size to photograph well. But more than this: they present a conflict situation between the needs of the human brain and the needs of the camera.
The cathedrals are too large: no problem for the human brain but the photos always look skewed; and at the same time the cathedrals are too small: the photos would look fine at a distance but the human brain would miss the needed details.
Perhaps I’ve come up with a solution?
Here is the what was the tallest building in the world for a long, long time, and remains the centerpiece of Strasbourg:
But I’ve tried to capture it from a unique angle: