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Moonlit Christchurch Cathedral

By davenewt  
Alright, so "Moonlit" might be applying a little artistic license to the title for this shot - the moon was out, but the cathedral was lit more by artificial orange lighting than by mother nature!

'Digitally manipulated' in that I've taken the orange cast off the original image to end up with something a lot more pleasant on the eye.

ISO 100, 10sec exposure.

And yes, Christchurch in Dublin.

Click for larger version with a little more detail if it helps your critique! - looking forward to your comments.

Take it easy,

Tags: Church Night Architecture Ireland Cathedral Dublin Digitally manipulated Christchurch Landscape and travel

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Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
27 Feb 2007 1:17AM
Hi David, had a look at your large version, good light and detail. The crops a little tight, would have been good to see more of the church.

27 Feb 2007 9:05AM
Thanks Paul, appreciate the comment. Unfortunately this is the full shot, no cropping in post-processing, so I guess a re-shoot is in order Smile
redstag 16 100 15 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2007 12:35AM
It looks to me as though it is not quite sharp, so two pieces of advice, take a really good torch out with you to focus with, secondly, make sure that you have the best tripod you can afford to stand the camera on.
Exposure is great and actually, I like the crop it makes quite an impactful shot.
28 Feb 2007 9:18AM
Thanks for taking the time to comment Jon.

It's not tack-sharp, but it's a lot sharper than I had hoped for if I'm honest (maybe I'm doubting the kit lens a little too much!)

I still had the ND filter on the camera for this shot, so it wouldn't have helped with the focussing would it?! The next few shots I took I had to resort to manual focus because the auto was struggling. Should have just taken the filter off, lazy me.

Not surprising - but as this was my first time shooting such a scene with a DSLR I didn't know quite what to expect.

Will be re-visiting at some stage and hoping to improve anyway!

My tripod is a sturdy one (Manfrotto) but I never thought of using a torch... something else to add to the bag... thanks for the tip!


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