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    So how do you take a panoramic in a church?

    I did this yestrday, but the images have vastly different colours despite fixing WB .

    So since I've been invited to do more, how do you do it?

    So how do you take a panoramic in a church?

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    Re: So how do you take a panoramic in a church?

    Hi Arith,

    WB wise it looks fairly OK to me, the majority is neutral, with a few puddles of warmer light from odd sources, there's not much you can do about those without lots of PP or a mono conversion.

    Unfortunately, compositionally, this one is a bit challenged I'm afraid.

    I find myself wanting to see more foreground, down to where the steps meet the floor and a little more to the left, as you have 'chopped off' the pulpit.

    If you have corrected the verticals, it's almost right, but not quite.
    If they were not corrected in PP, that implies you had a bigger image and cropped the bottom off, probably to reduce the variations of WB in shot, I don't think this was wise.

    Who is "inviting you to do more" and for what purpose?
    It may be they will be happy with monochrome shots, or possibly you could cheat and monochrome some parts (or tweak the WB) of the picture to remove the worst of the variations.

    It may be a little dim, but it looks natural and has a reasonable black in the left corner.
    You might be able to raise the brightness of the windows somewhat and saturate those (alone) a bit more.

    I, or others, could no doubt give it a makeover in PP, but the biggest problem is the composition.

    It's acceptably sharp and definitely not over edged, so not a bad start I'd say.

    Hope that helps,

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    Re: So how do you take a panoramic in a church?

    It is chopped off by the panorama stitching program; the verticals were not straight because I have only a cheap 28mm widest lens; and my local church has asked me to pop along to do some photo's.

    Free of course.

    The window in the above is over 100ft tall.

    This is the other side, by the way these have ev span up to 12.9.

    So how do you take a panoramic in a church?

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    Re: So how do you take a panoramic in a church?

    This one turned out ok; this is actually as intended.

    So how do you take a panoramic in a church?

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    Re: So how do you take a panoramic in a church?

    Hi Steve,

    Yes, good composition, but possibly a little flat?

    How does this look to you?
    So how do you take a panoramic in a church?

    I brought white point down in levels
    USM sharpened at 100%, 0.4px, o threshold
    Increased saturation; +20

    It may not be what you're looking for and I have to admit the global saturation has made the grey columns on right more obviously different from the rest.

    Hope it helps,
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    Re: So how do you take a panoramic in a church?

    I'm steve, yes I was thinking I like the grego filter, it was brilliant but very dark. The window was very bright, actually it was dark in there and the longest shot was 30 secs at f8 200 iso.

    I've only just started HDR and have got a bad habit of bringing everything into range, I used log on this with bias 0 exp -4 some contrast inverted gamma and a lot of raising shadows.

    Then I lowered the window even more in Helicon Filter.

    I think it would be nice if the floor was shiny.

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