St Albans Cathedral

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A 7 exposure HDR of the interior of St Albans Cathedral.
03/08/2011 - 13:54Lucky Lee
Shutter Speed1 sec
Focal Length18mm


Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 13:59
That's worked out really well - does't look over done - good detail retention, excellent colours & obviously great exposure range

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Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 14:02
Thanks Sean. Its the best HDR I've done so far.
Funnily I like virtually the whole look of HDRs; some are very bad but I don't mind if they look just like a well taken single shot photo or some of the OTT colour ones.


Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 14:15
that's a well achieved HDR shot. DOF is remarkably managed with a nice color palette,.. great shot indeed
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Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 14:30
Senn - Thank you very much

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Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 15:12
Beautiful work. Light reaches every place in the photo. Good study

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Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 17:26
Thank you very much Giulio


Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 17:52
hmmm exactly the level of HDR I like a lot - also great to see this nice play of blue shadow colors and warm light colors - perfect sharpness on top

Colors are the lack of darkness

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Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 18:00
Axel - Many thanks for the comments


Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 18:46
Seems to be a remarkable building, and it is a remarkable picture... Love it...
With kind regards,

Lucky Lee

Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 19:55
Thanks Dilek. To be honest its not as good as some of the cathedrals I've visited but this picture makes it look superb....even if I say so myself!!


Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 20:03
I don't know much about this sort of thing, but i do like the colours and the definition, the light is beautiful too.
Kind regards Maria


Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 21:01
You've done the structure proud with this shot, superb detail, lighting, colour and great perspective
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Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 21:30
Lucky Lee wrote:
Thanks Dilek. To be honest its not as good as some of the cathedrals I've visited but this picture makes it look superb....even if I say so myself!!

Well I am not a specialist, but it sure looks great...
With kind regards,

Lucky Lee

Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 21:39
Maria - Thanks. I took a spot reading from the brightest part of the window and then the darkest part of the scene. Then I took the pics starting at the first exposure and down until I reached the last reading I took.
Photomatix did the HDR job and it was finished off in PaintShop ProX2.

Many thank Sandinista

Dilek - Thanks for the comments. I think, if you're ever over here, try getting into Canterbury Cathedral; they allow photography and the place is a dream!


Link Posted 03/08/2011 - 22:56
Incredible details and sharpness - you have used HDR perfectly on this shot and it is a corker.


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Link Posted 04/08/2011 - 08:50
Thank you David! This, of the 2 I took in St Albans, is my favourite HDR; actually its the best HDR I've ever done.


Link Posted 04/08/2011 - 10:20
I agree with all of the above, theres not much left to say; great stuff!
Best Regards, Larry.

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Link Posted 05/08/2011 - 12:44
Stunning job well executed it
All the best


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Link Posted 05/08/2011 - 20:36
Larry and David - Thank you very much! I'm really happy that other people like this as it is my current favourite due to me actually thinking about the shot a long time before I took it.


Link Posted 08/08/2011 - 21:31
Gorgeous. Perfect lights, colours and details good use of HDR, I like it a lot. Keep it up!
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Link Posted 09/08/2011 - 06:59
Many thanks Gábor, much obliged
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