Stained Glass

One of the stained glass windows at St Stephen's Cathedral, taken at night on the way home from work.

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View all photos taken: Thursday, 22nd June 2006, This photo: 5:56pm

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  • I,Robert said:
    They're damned hard to photograph. My tip is to do it on an overcast day. You get the most even light that way.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks for the tip. I've often wanted to go inside the cathedral on a bright sunny day and take pictures of them from that side, but there's something about walking into a church with a camera and tripod that doesn't quite gel. Maybe I should take the guided tour one day....
  • Pam Rosengren said:
    I like the uneven light here, to me it is very expressive.

    However, Photoshop has a handy shadow/highlight adjustment (image > adjustments > shadow/highlight) which gives a lot of control. Even if data appears to be lost in shadow or highlight, it is often still there in digital images and this can be brought back to almost whatever degree you want. Almost.

    Personally I would leave this image as is, I like it. And that guided tour sounds good.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks shanrosen. As it is, I'd lightened the picture a little before posting it as it was quite dark (probably could have used a longer exposure).

    It's darker still on my CRT monitor, but since I do most of my work on the iBook, I tend not to check the CRT very often.