One of the windows inside Wakefield Cathedral in West Yorkshire, England
Wonderful - I...like...your shot. Welcome in our beautiful group. Best Regards, Moni
Thanks for your kind review and introduction to the group
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
ISO Speed: ISO400
Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
My settings as used recently :-
Exposure: 0.250s (1/4)
Focal Length: 27mm
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.
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 !
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.
I like detail
I read the opinion - renben advices, like the recording
Regards • Dezső - PECS / HUNGARY
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