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    First Post - C&C very welcome

    I thought I'd post a not quite random image from my recent visit to a very wet Scotland. It was so wet we spent most of the time indoors - hence this image of the interior of Dunblane Cathedral.
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    Re: First Post - C&C very welcome

    I really like the 'airy' quality achieved here Steven

    My best friend was married in this building and I am familiar with the lighting difficulties it can produce.


    As a 'Falkirk bairn' I hope you managed to get some shots of our famous wheel during your visit and that you didn't get too soggy.

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    Re: First Post - C&C very welcome

    Hi Steven, great shot! love the stars from the f16 aperture, the only thing i might be tempted to do is to correct the lens distortion from the wide angle lens that you used, the verticals lean out a little

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    Re: First Post - C&C very welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    I really like the 'airy' quality achieved here Steven

    My best friend was married in this building and I am familiar with the lighting difficulties it can produce.


    As a 'Falkirk bairn' I hope you managed to get some shots of our famous wheel during your visit and that you didn't get too soggy.
    Thanks Sharon
    I regret we didn't get to Falkirk at all
    I confess that the airy quality is probably due to it being an HDR. I like using this technique not usually to produce the overly "painterly" images that one often sees, but to make the image look as near normal as possible.
    rgds Steven

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    Re: First Post - C&C very welcome

    Did you go North then?

    Look forward to seeing your images

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    Re: First Post - C&C very welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark von Kanel View Post
    Hi Steven, great shot! love the stars from the f16 aperture, the only thing i might be tempted to do is to correct the lens distortion from the wide angle lens that you used, the verticals lean out a little
    Thanks Mark.
    I was actually using a TS-E lens for this, and, (having re-examined in PS with the grid), over shifted just a tiny fraction as I was aiming to get as straight as possible.
    The windows at the back are straight but the sides - as you say, angle out a bit although this feeling is accentuated by the wooden pews which have angled backs.

    I have found that in general (with some exceptions - I may post one later) it is preferable to leave a tiny bit of convergence as the eye seems to prefer it and find it more "natural".

    rgds Steven

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    Re: First Post - C&C very welcome

    Nice exposure throughout the shot in a difficult situation. You didn't get heavy handed with the toning in the HDR which is a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    Did you go North then?

    Look forward to seeing your images
    We were staying in Scone, spent 2 days exploring the Golden Mile in Edinburgh, 2 days in Stirling, and most of the rest of the time along the A9 and A827.
    Sadly didn't get into the hills at all.

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    Re: First Post - C&C very welcome

    I am a big fan of HDR, and it doesn't get much better than this. What software did you use? Is it a 3 image or more? I hope you post some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimFred View Post
    I am a big fan of HDR, and it doesn't get much better than this. What software did you use? Is it a 3 image or more? I hope you post some more.
    Thanks for the kind comment. I use Photomatix
    5 images at f16 ISO 200 ranging from 0.25 seconds to 10 seconds.

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