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One of the windows inside Wakefield Cathedral in West Yorkshire, England

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Sehnwirmal on March 15, 2012

Wonderful - shot. Welcome in our beautiful group. Best Regards, Moni

stuart murphy on March 15, 2012

Moni, Thanks for your kind review and introduction to the group Regards Stuart

Yorkshire Sam on March 18, 2012

Hi Stuart, your result here is fairly decent given that you mentioned you found the highlights so hard to deal with, and believe me we've all been there. To help... avoid shooting on extremely bright days and especially so if the sun is low as it is would be when you took this. Try to use as slow a shutter speed as possible to record detail and use a fill in flash to illuminate the much darker stonework and tracery if needed. ISO 400 and f2.5 as used here meant you had too fast a shutter speed.

Your settings on this shot :-

Exposure: 0.017s (1/60) Focal Length: 50.00mm F/Stop: f/2.500 ISO Speed: ISO400 Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV No flash

My settings as used recently :- Exposure: 0.250s (1/4) Focal Length: 27mm F/Stop: f/8.000 ISO Speed: ISO100 Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV Flash fired ( built in flash @ 1/16th )

The longer exposure, the, the lower ISO, the smaller aperture and finally the flash all help to grab that last ounce of info from such a contrasty scene but even then I still had to edit carefully in order to raise the darker areas while avoiding upping brightness on the highlights.

I hope this helps you get there quicker than it took me, slowly trying to figure it all out by much trial end error.

stuart murphy on March 18, 2012

Hi Sam Many thanks for your review and suggestions. It was shot just before dusk and it's interesting that you used flash, as longer shot speeds handheld would have resulted in camera shake, which I definitely had on quite a few shots that day ! Will give that a try next time I visit. Wakefield cathedral had no qualms about me shooting there - unlike some churches. Might see I can can sneak the tripod in next time ! Kind Regards Stuart

Yorkshire Sam on March 18, 2012

I'd never dream of taking shots like this without a tripod or somewhere to place the camera on. I've even used the kneelers and hymn books to make a steady platform when I had no tripod with me. Most churches have no problem with photographers and I always make it good practice to stick a quid or two in the offatory box which as well as helping maintain such places always goes down well if you've been seen to do so.

Dezso Biczo © on March 31, 2012

I like detail

I read the opinion - renben advices, like the recording


Regards • Dezső - PECS / HUNGARY

stuart murphy on March 31, 2012

Thanks Dezső Regards Stuart

Alireza Javaheri on April 3, 2012
  • Very good composition - Nice - LIKE - Best wishes - A-J
stuart murphy on April 3, 2012

Thanks A-J Regards Stuart

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Photo taken in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK

This photo was taken indoors

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 15, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by stuart murphy
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2012/03/14 17:27:54
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash