A_Sea_Of_Steps_--_Wells_Cathedral_LACMA_M.2008.40.736_(3_of_3).jpg (1693×2100)f by Tom Lau

A Sea of Steps by Frederick Henry Evans.

this was an early example of the photography movement known as Straight Photography and as a departure from Pictorialism. Straight Photography practitioners attempted to depict scenes/subjects in sharp focus, with high contrast, and high detail. it emphasized the technical capabilities of the camera.