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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Sigma 10.0-20.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Oct 2010 - 11:55 AM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/29.0
Shutter Speed:4sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:St. Albans cathedral
Username:Bulldog1147 Bulldog1147
Uploaded:25 Apr 2011 - 8:14 AM
Tags:Architecture, General
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collywobles
25 Apr 2011 - 8:32 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Welcome to EPZ and your first upload. I too like the interiors of Cathedrals which to get right can be very complex and difficult (and I have many bad shots to prove this) . The first thing that strikes me is the perspective which really needs ajusting to bring the uprights vertical (Photoshop - Transform - Perspective). Its a standard problem when taking images of Architecture. I also notice that its a bit soft or/and out of focus and again this is not easy inside Cathedrals because of the low light and the length of the interior with the light falling off by the square root the further into the image you get. What happens is that because of the low light your exposure is at the extreme ends - slow shutterspeed (indicated by the blurred people) and large aperture which gives a narrow DOF and high risk of camera shake. Hope this helps Colin

Last Modified By collywobles at 25 Apr 2011 - 8:33 AM

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MiffMaff
MiffMaff Junior Member 3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2011 - 9:09 AM

Welcome
A great photo if you ask me,I think the low shutter speed makes it look ghostly classic!!
Matt

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peterjones
peterjones  124048 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2011 - 4:06 PM

At 4 seconds shutter speed it is obvious that you used some kind of camera support unless you have elevated rigidity to an art form Grin it may well be that the apparent "softness" may not have been caused by a very slow shutter speed but paradoxically by your chosen aperture according to your Exif data of f/29; thanks to the phenomenon of diffraction lens performance falls off much below f/11.

4 secs at f/29 at 100ISO seems quite inplausible however I do know St Albans Cathedral and it can be quite light inside; the starbursts also indicate a tiny aperture.

I quite like the blurry people and for myself have no quibbles re converging verticals; if you used a tripod consider if you haven't already got one a remote release and if the camera has such an application try using mirror lock up.

Well done, Peter.

Last Modified By peterjones at 25 Apr 2011 - 4:06 PM

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