Inside St John's

Ann St, Brisbane.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 17th July 2007, This photo: 2:22pm

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  • Rowen Atkinson said:
    Is this HDR?
  • David de Groot said:
    Nope, manually exposed at f4 for 1/80 sec, iso1600 then a very small adjustment to the mid-range brightness in Lightroom.
  • Ian Mc1 said:
    Really draws one into the shot.
    Good work.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ian - it's an impressive building (still not finished either, and they started it in 1906!)
  • MousyBoyWithGlasses said:
    That's really something. Thanks for putting it up!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)

    It's a pretty neat cathedral, well worth dropping in for a visit, and they don't seem to mind you just wandering about the place either.
  • stephenk1977 said:
    Very well exposed. The brighter colours on the seats and aisle (I assume light coming through the stained glass windows?) look wonderful.
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure are. There's a large, three pane stained glass window over the main entrance, which was in full sun at that time of day.
  • Margot- said:
    Wow, David, this is super-duper a w e s o m e! You must teach me how you did it and use easy words please. None of that technical stuff. Visual aid would help a lot. (o^^o)

    I have faved and tagged your picture with BRAVO and this serves as an invitation to The Best: BRAVO.
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh that's easy Margot :)
    a) find large cathedral
    b) go inside
    c) stand with stained glass windows behind you
    d) use a really wide lens (Sigma 10-20mm @ 10mm setting)
    e) set your aperture to the widest it can go (in this case f/4)
    f) set your ISO setting to 1600
    g) set your expose to 1/80 of a second
    h) aim and shoot

  • Margot- said:
    Oh, thank you so much, David! I just got my 10-20mm Sigma lens, but the problem is, we don't have large Cathedral like that in Tokyo. :o( Well, I'll search for the biggest church in Tokyo this Sunday.

    I've seen a really big futuristic kind of temple in Tokyo somewhere but it looks like more of a cult to me and I don't want to come out of it bald and penniless. (o^^o)
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe bald and penniless... yeah, not a good look that ;-)

    I like the 10-20, there's something about really wide angles that are neat to shoot with.
  • keith_h said:
    Nice shot. I had a school group the last time I was there so no photo op like this.
  • David de Groot said:
    I've been fortunate every time I've gone in, only one other person in the cathedral.
  • fotofantasea said:
    The perspective and light are perfect!
  • David de Groot said:
    Well maybe not quite perfect - it's a little harsh on the floor in the middle, but given the conditions and the need to hand-hold it, that's about as good as I could get.