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    i thought i'd try my 10-20mm sigma lens inside for a change.i don't normally go for buildings when out with my camera.any c&c welcome
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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    I like it, but make sure you correct the camera tilt...it's sligtly to the left...(pic looks like falling on the right..)

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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    NICELY done. looking HDR-ish. did you do any distortion correction? can you share your PP secrets?

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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    no distortion correction just levels,crop and a boarder.no secrets mate

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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    Fabulous building and nice shot. (subject to the above comments) Getting on to challenging McQ himself with this kind of shot!

    Was this shot on a tripod? Did you use a shutter release/time delay/mirror lock up?

    May be the compression to fit the site has caused this effect, (which I think it is?) At this end, some of the detail might not be absolutely pin sharp?

    Or maybe it's my eyes!

    Did you take any others there?

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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    no this shot is hand held but i was kneeling down to steady myself.i did take some more but this is the best shot of the day. my other shots are ok but their not that great.they're all a bit soft.here's the others
    i was trying to show the great height of the cathedral
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    bad shot but i love this.pity i didnt have any other lens on me
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    one i tried to photoshop a bit
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    the original
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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    nice B&W rendition on the last one..really brings out the ceiling I think...

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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    Quote Originally Posted by bootsy View Post
    i thought i'd try my 10-20mm sigma lens inside for a change.i don't normally go for buildings when out with my camera.any c&c welcome
    Haven't been on this site for a while. Yes do correct out of level and do correct barrel distortion, but it is better not to fully correct vertical perspective. On buildings of cathedral scale there is enough for the eye to see it that way, so follow with camera.

    I usually take a baby tripod and hold it firmly onto pew-backs or chair at a pinch, so exposures typically 1/4 sec to 1.5 secs can be done (using delay so you have a few secs to get a firm grip).

    Eg http://www.pbase.com/crisscross/tewkesbury

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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    Quote Originally Posted by crisscross View Post
    I usually take a baby tripod and hold it firmly onto pew-backs or chair at a pinch, so exposures typically 1/4 sec to 1.5 secs can be done (using delay so you have a few secs to get a firm grip).

    Eg http://www.pbase.com/crisscross/tewkesbury

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    Hi Chris,

    I like he "baby 'pod" idea - hadn't occured to me, thanks.

    You have some nice albums on pbase too - well done. I'll be back there enjoying some more another evening.

    If I had one minor observation on your Tewkesbury Abbey shots, it might be that I wasn't sure (and I haven't checked a histogram), whether the interiors quite covered the entire tonal range possible (i.e. not containing a deep black to a full white) - BUT and this is a big but;
    1) I could be wrong - in which case please accept my apologies here and now, and
    2) It may be deliberate on your part, a bit like not fully correcting converging verticals - something I've (not) done myself on occasion for the reason you give, it looks more as the eye perceives it - in which case confirmation would be helpful

    Thanks, Dave

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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Chris,

    If I had one minor observation on your Tewkesbury Abbey shots, it might be that I wasn't sure (and I haven't checked a histogram), whether the interiors quite covered the entire tonal range possible (i.e. not containing a deep black to a full white) - BUT and this is a big but;

    Thanks, Dave
    Thank you for coments. I have checked Dave and maybe it is that the histogram has some very small hillocks way beyond the main mountain range. I use Nikon NX2 not PS/CS, histogram enlargable.

    The other problem very much highlighted (literally) in the Tewkesbury Abbey situation is that getting enough exposure on the solids blows the stained glass. The PP to correct that rather takes over from other considerations. On the older PanaFZ Gloucester cathedral shots (which I must retake) this was dealt with by plain cheating, viz putting a coloured pattern behind the tracery mask.

    Lastly for really good church type interiors (just as all photography above a certain level), you would really have to work out what type of light + time of day is best. Probably summer dawn or late evening with sun well to NE or NW for the east (facing altar) shots

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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    I stand corrected, you've obviously looked in far more detail (and thought) than I have.
    Thanks for taking the trouble to comment on 'Something different', just off there now.

    Best regards, Dave

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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    Nice serie of picture (my favorite is number 1) However distorsions induced by sigma 10-20 affect quality of some pictures

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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    Did you use a tripod for this serie ?

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    Re: peterborough cathedral

    no mate hand held

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