Myers Park Methodist Church

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D7000 and Sigma 10-20mm f/4 - ISO 200 - f/18 - 10mm - 12 exposures ranging from 0.6 second to 122 seconds

The high vantage point was a superior place to shoot from with this lens. The source raw files from this camera measure 4928 x 3264. After a very slight alignment in post processing, this image still measures 4926 x 3262 ... I only lost two rows/columns of pixels to align this one! Sweeeeet!

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Comments (11)

david g Johnson on July 20, 2012

Interesting spec... there Kevin..../..The 122 seconds is amazing..I can't imagine anything of that length of time ..not being overdone...but the picture is spot on with darks or lights.....Cheers from Dj...UK

MaryYeWang on July 21, 2012

Very sharp image, great details, well done. -- Greeting from Mary.

Kevin Childress on July 21, 2012

Yeah, DJ, there were no lights on in the sanctuary so all I had to work with was ambient light coming through the windows. I needed that 122-second exposure to really open up the shadows. Combining all 12 exposures created the "single" well balanced exposure. Talking of long exposure, here is one at 193 seconds that you might like.

Hello, Mary, thank you very much. I was very happy to have gotten a sharp image from this. It was rather difficult focusing in the dark! :)

MaryYeWang on July 21, 2012

Kevin, it certainly shows your superior photography skills.

David Brown Photogra… on July 22, 2012

Now THIS is what I'M talking about!

You are getting in the groove now ol' buddy!

Certainly being high up helped a lot. I rue the loss if the pixels though, a tragedy!


GREAT work my friend - Jethro

Kevin Childress on July 22, 2012

Awe, shucks, Jethro, you makin' me blush! :)

I'm enjoying this indoor stuff and I think I'll do a few more. You know what I'm finding? Forget that +/- 2.0 EV business. Get as many +/- 1.0 EV exposures as it takes to cover the span between the brightest highlights and the darkest shadows, convert them all to TIFFs and then blend your HDR. I'm finding a lot more fidelity in the tonemapping when taking this route.

And thank you, very much!

theverbiage on July 22, 2012

Kevin, looks very impressive, and the symmetry is mesmerizing! Too bad I cannot view any of your recent pics at full Pano size ATM...

theverbiage on July 22, 2012

Awwww re lost pixels!

Kevin Childress on July 22, 2012

I know, Mr. K., innit terrible?! Okay, okay, just this once ...

dashalive on July 24, 2012

Fabulous subject and well handled Kev - cant beat church interiors i reckon mate

Kevin Childress on July 24, 2012

Thanks a bunch, Dasha!

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