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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: February 21, 2006 12:50
Focal Length: 10.5 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/10 - 30 sec
ISO: 100
Flash: None

Another shot forward to the entrance of the main chapel from the altar. I spent a long time last night defishing the lens distortion. It didn't turn out perfect, but I'm pretty happy with this one. There's a bit of lens flare that I didn't have time to get rid of, but I will do that eventually. It is amazing how the image was still off center slightly even though I meticulously leveled the tripod and set the level and plumb. These really became apparent when applying the defishing grid.


02.24.06, 12:26 AM, Duane Bong:

Nice. How did you manage to get a 30s exposure without people getting into your shot? Was the church empty when you took the shot?

02.24.06, 12:55 AM, rayts:

i seem to miss going to churches...just to admire the architecture. nice contrast Mike. i like the intricate details.

02.24.06, 06:20 AM, Chantal:

The symmetry is great as is the choice for B&W

02.24.06, 06:27 AM, Bob:

There is a nice cross reflection on the floor of the aisle that appears fortuitous. Really nice. Correcting the perspective on this must be quite a chore, is there some reason you must?

02.24.06, 09:16 AM, Dave:

Beautiul tones and lighting. This just turned out so nice. I've been too frustrated to post my attempts at interior shots of cathedrals and such.

02.24.06, 10:31 AM, VelviaPix, feeling of color:

this, and yesterday's shot are awesome. I would have liked this onw a bit larger to see all the detail, but since you worked hard on the perspective correction (and did such a great job), I will pass it this time ;o)
Now, if I am allowed to respond to Duane... A 30 sec. exposure will allow you to shoot even if there are people inside, and they will not be visible if they moved constantly. I have done that in public plazas and such, but since the overall light exposes the sensor longer than the moving people, the exposure "covers" their ligt reflection. In this case, maybe there was nobody in the church, but still what I explained applies to similar circumstances.

02.25.06, 03:26 PM, Mark:

Super shot. Mike, if you have time- I'd like to hear more about defishing. I'm perspective impaired with my pictures, but I can tell that architecture shots with my 16mm doesn't look just right but can't fix them usually.

02.26.06, 08:43 PM, Michael 2:

Nice shot. Didn't know it was possible to defish.

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