Cathedral Symmetry

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: