Church of our Lady

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  1. AndrewF

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    Decided to take the afternoon off work today and popped by the Catholic church to take some photos. These are just two of many from today, and I think I'll be going back next week to do some more shots in there.

    Here's the interior of the Church of our Lady:
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    Here's one of the stained glass windows:
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    For anyone who picked up on the distortion in the first shot, it was done using a fisheye lens and then de-fished. It's also three images merged into an HDR shot that's hopefully been kept tastefully tame ;).

    I did a bunch of stained glass photos, but the second shot turned out the best. This is also an HDR made from 2 exposures.
     
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    Fabulous shot, Andrew, really gives the proper scale feeling!
     
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    love them! I wondered how you got the effect of the first one!
     
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    Pretty church... and nice photos :)
     
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    thats a beautiful church.
     
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    Very neat !! I hope the pews are filled on Sundays ! I used to love wandering into different churches just to reflect /// sadly most are locked today . Luckily though when daughter Amy and I were in New York years ago , we were able to go into " The Little Church around the corner " . My parents were married there and I was baptisted there . It was neat to reflect and light a few candles for our loved ones . It's a sweet church if anyone has a chance to visit .
     
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    Nice, I picked up on the HDR before reading thats what it was. But yes its very tasteful :)
     
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    Wow, that church pic is spectacular. I don't know anything about photography, but love what you've done.
     
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    Thanks, Zoom, Baxter'smybaby, wcladymacbeth & Foxywench.

    Thanks, Grammy. What I personally like about this church - aside from its beauty - is the fact that they welcome people to come in and appreciate/photograph the stained glass/art/interior so long as it's while they're open (which happens to be every day).

    Thanks, Dekka. I generally avoid HDR like the plague, but in some instances, there's no alternative. The software I used for this HDR is like doing multiple exposures in-camera (subtle effect) and the tone-mapping seems pretty tame. The only down-side is it outputs small jpg's.

    Thanks, Barb.
     
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    Breathtaking. I will be most looking forward to see more!
    THat first one almost makes me feel dizzy. WOW I do not know how you got such height and width at the same time.
     
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    Thanks, Smkie. I'm going to be going back to shoot some more of the church at some point next week. It was one of those things where I tried a couple of different ideas and I now have a better clue of what works (for instance, I like having some detail around the stained glass instead of just a black void).

    Most of the shots I have from friday are somewhat similar....big views or stained glass. There's a couple of other art-works in the church I'd like to focus on, now that I've had a decent walk through. I didn't even get to shooting the pipes on the organ yet ;)
     

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