EXPLORED ON 28 AUGUST 2009 - #398
Only in Italy you can find such magical places. Visiting an old church in one of Italy's many beautiful towns, I found that the entry to the crypt was open. The guy who was taking care told me that I had five minutes before he closed it.
I quickly hurried below and saw the most fascinating place. It was a simple crypt below the main church, and I was told by the guy, that it was where the old church was, before the one above was constructed.
I saw a woman kneeling down to pray at one corner of the crypt, and quickly wanted to capture it.
I changed my camera to shutter priority mode, set the time to 1/10, and an EV bias of +1/3. I just hoped that my hand would hold still for this period of time to capture the magical moment.
I was so happy with the result. Not only can you see the details of the crypt, but you can also find the woman praying, as well as the entrances to the main church above.
I dedicate this shot to my friend PRABHAKARAN, who not only thinks that I don't like architectural photography, but also thinks I don't like shutter priority mode. I hope this image will convince him, that both his opinions of me are wrong.
Photograph © Kausthub Desikachar
Photographed with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, and Canon EF 24-105mm F4 IS USM L Lens with Sigma DG UV Filter.
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