St. Patrick’s Cathedral Pipe Organ

| August 16, 2010
The pipe organ at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral

The pipe organ at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral

I have decided that the resolution of my new camera and lens is insane! It can actually take in more detail than my eye can comprehend in the field. I can’t tell you how much fun it is to bring these photos home and explore them. It’s like unrolling a map full of hidden treasures. This shot of the cathedral’s pipe organ is looking toward the front entrance of the church, which is directly opposite of the wide shot of the altar I posted a couple of days ago. I was shooting about 18 inches off of the floor on my tripod and the floor tile conveniently had mosaics that were centered in the aisle. How convenient for centering my shot! Considering the organ was a full story above my head, I was blown away by how much the camera picked up. The actual resolution of the photo is two and a half times the resolution what you see if you click on the image.

Section details of the St. Patrick's Cathedral pipe organ

Section details of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral pipe organ

To let you enjoy some of the detail too, I included a few sections in higher resolution above. The carvings are absolutely stunning and I am left in awe of how something like this gets designed and built with such precision. This cathedral took 20 years to build including a pause in work for the Civil War. The cathedral was renovated between 1927 and 1931 when the great organ was installed and the sanctuary enlarged.

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  1. AutumnLeaves says:

    Simply amazing, Lee.

  2. Chad says:

    Love the detail Lee. Thanks for sharing.