Nothing says Gothic like butresses, unless of course it's spindly decorated spires. And, if you want perhaps the best example of Gothic architecture in the world, that's Chartres Cathedral. I shot this in 2007, with an early generation point and shoot. I want to go back there one day with a real high res outfit, a tripod, and an architectural lens so I can do it right. If you want to see how Chartres should really be photographed, there's a book, published by Aperture, by a photographer named Frederick H. Evans. I'd recommend it. He was there a hundred years or so ago, when photography was quite a bit harder.
I figured that since this was a pure form picture, it would look better in black and white, so after raising the clarity and contrast a bit in Lightroom, I imported it into Silver Efex Pro to make it look a bit like Evans' work. I softened it on purpose so it would look more like the silver gelatin he would have used.
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