Uploaded: March 26, 2016 07:22:24 | Entered: March 26, 2016 07:23:04


A 7-frame stitched pano of the nave of Washington National Cathedral. A thousand or so chairs were removed from the nave for a week in February, dramatically affecting the sense of space. That, along with the stained glass window in the center of the image, known as the Space Window (featuring a piece of moon rock from Apollo 11) suggested the title.
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Bob Cournoyer level-classic March 26, 2016

All I can say is, WOW.... :-) #1653114

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 26, 2016

Add another Wow. Very nice result of the stitching and great details and light. A1. #11452033

Thomas L Willis March 26, 2016

Technically great, visually beautiful. Nicely done Christopher. #11452037

Michele Peterson level-classic March 26, 2016

WOW!!! Pretty much the most amazing photo ever, Chris! #11452054

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 26, 2016

So glad y'all like it too! Michele -- that's a lot of pressure!!
I bought new stitching software (PTGui) after Photoshop's stitching tool did a pretty lousy job with these 7 images (and with another 11-frame stitch job)... PTGui put this together much faster than PS (less than 10 seconds, vs about 45 seconds in PS) and without any stitching errors (where PS resulted in several errors that were beyond fixable for me.) #11452208

Dayna Cain level-classic April 25, 2016

This is just....(I can't seem to find the words) so I will just say WOW!!! A million times WOW! #11465797

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 25, 2016

I like wow! :) Thanks a lot, Dayna! #11465826

Janet Poczwa April 27, 2016

I think you've created a wonderful three-diminensional feel to this image and it makes me so what to visit this place! Congratulations on creating such a beautiful image, Chris. #11466921

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 28, 2016

Thank you very much, Janet -- as a volunteer tour guide at this cathedral, I'm delighted if one of my images of the cathedral inspires someone to visit! Please let me know if you make it to DC sometime! #11466956

Pat Harry April 29, 2016

Wow, Christopher. This is just amazing! Amazing work, and what a great opportunity to be able to shoot with the chairs removed. Absolutely stunning. Very well done. #11467327

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 29, 2016

Thank you so much, Pat! I'm tickled pink how well this (finally) turned out, and how startlingly different the space feels without those chairs! Can't wait for the next "Seeing Deeper" week of chair removal, Feb. 2017. #11467570

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