Beautiful Silence

Uploaded: September 02, 2012 14:19:09


The Basilica Cathedral in Covington KY. Have posted a photo of this place before, but went back to try to get a shot of the large stain glass window that the web site states is the worlds largest church stained glass window (posted in the discussion). hh wide angle (10mm) HDR.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Randy D. Dinkins level-classic September 02, 2012

A couple of shot of the stained glass window off to the right in this photo #1484083

Carol A. Grady September 02, 2012

Beautiful Silence

Oh My Randy - this is absolutely gorgeous. This is a wonderful capture - I will not be surprised if we see it again. #10305716

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 02, 2012

Very impressive Randy - Outstanding work!! #10305763

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 03, 2012

I love the reflection in the floor! Excellent shot! #10306301

John Connolly September 03, 2012

A beautiful cathedral with superb craftsmanship Randy! Thanks for sharing this extraordinary building with us! #10307117

Daniel Ruf September 09, 2012

Beautiful work, Randy. #10315119

Harriet Feagin level-classic September 13, 2012

Randy, your photos of this church's interior are just about the best HDR I have seen. If it isn't HDR then I cannot imagine how you did it. Wonderful exposure technique. #10322005

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic September 14, 2012

Harriet - Thanks. This set of images are not HDR, although I would normally do so. I almost always shoot three shots for scenes such as this one, and did so here. However, as I did not have a tripod, the HDR "mash up" did not look good. So I pushed the raw and did a little filtering with Nik and layers in PS to pull the color. Original jpg used posted here, so you can see how much information is still in the raw file. #10322302

Harriet Feagin level-classic September 15, 2012

I know what you mean. I use a single photo, copy it five times then run it through Photomatix. The program "brackets" the exposure in the five shots. Then I work with the tonemapped photo in NIK, CS5, Lightroom and/or Topaz. However, your shot here is so noise free and natural looking that it is amazing. Have you ever been on a workshop with Ed Heaton in WV? My friend and I did this workshop last October and you look just like a man in the workshop. Thanks,
Harriet Feagin #10324087

Ellen Hodges September 15, 2012

Superb capture, Randy!!! #10324520

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