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St. Michael's Cathedral, Veszprém

By darrenackers
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Veszprém is an Archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary. Believed to have been established in 1009 AD by King Stephen I of Hungary, as the Diocese of Veszprém, the diocese was originally a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Esztergom.
The Cathedral of Veszprém is dedicated to Saint Michael. The current archbishop is Gyula Márfi who was appointed in 1997.

Details: 1/4 sec at f/3.5, ISO 400
Processing: Tweaked basic settings in increase contrast.

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

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DRicherby 13 269 726 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 1:58PM
This is a well-exposed, well composed interior shot. With that long exposure, I guess you were using a tripod or well braced against a column or wall.

The perspective looks a bit odd, though. Looking at it, I'm convinced that the camera isn't straight, even though analysis shows that it is. In particular, the prominent horizontal surface above the central archway looks like it slopes down to the right. In fact, though, all of the central verticals and that horizontal line are within about 0.2° of true and that's not usually a noticeable tilt.

I think the problem may be the distinct barrel distortion introduced by the wide-angle lens. If you look at the very closest vertical to the left-hand edge, you can see that it's become curved and is closer to the edge of the frame in the middle than it is at the top and bottom. Correcting that in software might produce a straighter-looking image.
26 Feb 2010 9:57AM
Thanks for the detailed critique, and I agree even though it's straight, it doens't look it due to the barrel distortion. I was taken with the cheap 400D kit lens which I've now replaces with a Sigma 18-50 f2.8, so hopefully I won't suffer from that problem.

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