Back to the past with this shot of the grand interior of Notre Dame Cathedral.
I arrived fairly early, about 9.30 and as luck would have it the main Aisle was taped off still for an earlier service. This gave an ideal opportunity to get pictures free of people. Use of Tripods is forbidden in the Cathedral. However I set up a Gorillapod with its legs flat on the floor using it to get the camera at the right angle on the floor. When is a Tripod not a Tripod – when it’s not on 3 legs? Regardless I was taking pictures like this for 20 minutes and nobody objected.
I had to do a lot of test shots as the camera was far too low to look through the viewfinder. I pushed the setup a little way forward of the tape which went across the aisle and then took the HDR set with a wireless shutter release.
The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. 3 raw images 2EV spacing for HDR. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.
The HDR was created using Photomatix and additional enhancements in Topaz adjust and adjustment layers in Photoshop.
Full details of the processing together with before and after images and a Tip of the day on HDR or processing are on my Blog see Edwin Jones Photography Blog
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