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The Galilee Chapel

By KingBee
First, many thanks indeed for the UAs for yesterday's upload, from Somnath, Andy and Arne - and a huge thanks to Dave Ryder for his GE award - and to everyone else who expressed an interest.

As for today's image, this is an interior view of the Galilee Chapel in Durham Cathedral, shot a month ago. It's similar to one I put up a year or so back but it has been given a different treatment - in this case, a mild dose of HDR. I'm not a particular fan of HDR and rarely resort to using it - like Lee ND filters, I think it's been done to death - but occasionally I'll look at an image and consider that a touch of HDR, applied sparingly, might not do any harm. I think it works OK here, but I'll leave you to judge for yourselves, and any thoughts (too much? too little? no way!) would be welcomed. The HDR process used, incidentally, came from my Nik Collection plug-in.

Tags: Architecture Durham cathedral Galilee Chapel

Voters: mrswoolybill, adagio, KingArthur and 52 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2020 2:06PM
I reckon your use of HDR works here, it's quite sparing, it doesn't try to peer into every dark corner.
The Galilee Chapel at the west end replaced the Lady Chapel at the east end, behind Cuthbert's tomb, because that one kept falling down. At the time this was assumed to be because Cuthbert didn't like having women anywhere near him, so they were confined to the west end. In fact it's because the monks were trying to build on unstable soil rather than the solid rock that's under the rest of the cathedral. Eventually they twigged and dug down further to build the Chapel of Nine Altars. They still made a mess of the vaulting in it - did you notice? Wink
19 Apr 2020 2:08PM
a fine low-light shot and the HDR treatment works rather nicely, nowhere near overdosed
KingBee Plus
14 548 2 Scotland
19 Apr 2020 2:32PM

Quote:They still made a mess of the vaulting in it - did you notice?
It might seem strange, but when I'm shooting, or preparing to shoot, I don't appear to register scene specifics such as you mention here, Moira, only the overall picture/effect. So, the short answer is, no, I didn't. Blush I'll remember to look next time, whenever that may be, and thanks for the tip.
viscostatic 14 48 9 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2020 2:35PM
I agree it was done to death a few years back but you have judged it very well here.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2020 3:24PM
Very appealing interiour... GrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
12 9.4k 30 England
19 Apr 2020 4:17PM
I can imagine it's deathly quiet. Superb image. Such depth. I love the cool blue highlights against the warmth of the structure.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 69 Norway
19 Apr 2020 4:22PM
Everything in moderation - especially when it comes to photographic effects. You have been moderation personified here, and it works well.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 514 England
19 Apr 2020 4:30PM
Reckon you got the HDR just about right for this image, so very easy to overdo. Perhaps could have done with a darker one for the light coming through the windows but it is difficult to judge. Love the detail the HDR has brought out in the brickwork.
Minty805 Plus
4 40 9 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2020 8:12PM
I'd agree with everyone above, Bob. This isn't a glaring HDR in any way and is very nicely judged.
20 Apr 2020 8:22AM
Meticulous Work
20 Apr 2020 9:24AM
Very well photographed, Bob.

20 Apr 2020 10:00PM
Excellent treatment .

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
21 Apr 2020 7:00PM
great treatment - excellent

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