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The Nave

By ghibby  
Another from Winchester Cathedral
This is the straight down the middle view of the main Nave of the cathedral, I was pleased to find that all of the seating had been removed I presume due to the wedding taking place in the Quire at the end of the Nave. This was towards the end of the day when light outside was fading and the internal lighting was providind much of the illumination. It balanced out very nicely in exposure terms and no filtration or multiple images were require to make a successful image.

I took a long exposure to ensure that the people mulling around were ghosted to provide a slightl ethereal look to the image. From the RAW file I was able to tie down the variable white balance of the image using the HSL controls and aimed to revel a clear dfiifernce between the daylight illuminated portion and artificially illuminated parts of the image. In Photoshop I tweaked the using separate curves adjustment layers for the lower and upper parts of the image with a soft transition between the two. Finally a subtle diffuse glow on an overlay blend layer a low opacity boosted saturation and contrast subtly in the hightlights.

Exposure 25sec at F10 ISO 100

Tags: Church General England Architecture Religion Winchester cathedral

Voters: Farne, pluckyfilly, ann_g and 16 more

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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2008 8:39AM
fantastic picture I have been to Winchester Cathedral but was never so lucky - I like the overall effect of this image, what a beautiful place to be sure. Well done

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Farne 12 4 1 England
15 Feb 2008 8:40AM
A really pleasing photo. The colours are soft and gentle. What exposure did you use, other than looooong!?
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
15 Feb 2008 8:50AM
I think the people add to the image. Very well captured.
RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
15 Feb 2008 4:15PM
Excellent shot & very well processed to retain all that beautiful detail. Shame about the ghosts but what can you do?
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2008 4:39PM
Works very well, lots of detail. I actually like the people moving about, gives it a feeling of permenance and transience.
4 Apr 2008 11:42PM
Can't stop looking! It's a masterpiece, Ben.

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