Thank you Mike for surprising me with a French version of I Am Going To St Paul’s Cathedral! I love it when he does that!
Few buildings have as much history as St Paul’s Cathedral.
I wish we had had time in London to get more pictures but we only had a day and half. I’m thankful Mike is willing to stand in when I can’t get shots with the general public in them. Sometimes the scale of the room is necessary to give a real idea of the space you are about to enter. Nothing shows that better than a person. Without a model you have to wait ages to get a picture with just the right person to wander into the shot, at just the right angle and at just the right moment.
As a rule I try to get pictures with no faces in them but it is not always possible. Often I will blur people out but that in itself is usually a bad choice. Modern computer screens can be huge and a blurred-out face can be kind of scary on a big screen. Since my goal is to familiarize people with a destination, the last thing I want to do is scare them with a blurry ghost face!
St. Paul’s does not currently allow photography inside so I am very thankful to the photographers who share their photos on Wikimedia Commons.