In 2008 Derek archived the entire collection of Stained Glass in Christchurch Cathedral. Powerful lenses were used to capture every detail of the windows. A cherry picker was used to gain access to a perfect viewpoint for the Rose window – eye level with the center. Over 300 10mp images were stitched together to create the final complete Rose Window.
Sadly, the Rose Window of Christchurch Cathedral was destroyed in the 2011 earthquake.
The Rose Window photograph was used in the creation of the Cardboard Transitional Cathedral designed by Shigeru Ban.
Here we have detail from the Rose window showing the beautiful stained glass.