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Saint Patrick's Cathedral | by [mementosis]
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

so since i was already in the neighborhood yesterday, and had already walked inside ONE church, i figured what the heck, let's go to St. Patrick's.

 

the inside of this church is a different kind of ornate. Saint Thomas is in the French High Gothic style, with a bit of Flamboyant thrown in. or so i have read.

 

this is more subtle, but no less elegant.

 

and this photo also helped me to realize the biggest objective 'con' w/ the Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G lens.. in a low light scene like this, shooting handheld, you need to use a fairly high aperture to capture enough light. (the base shot for this one was f/2, 1/60th sec. with ISO at 1600) and when there are light sources in the shot you're going to get ungodly amounts of chromatic aberration. which the D5000 doesn't correct as much as i would've hoped.

 

i still love the lens. i just need to start using a tripod if i'm going to be doing something like this in a church.

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Taken on October 29, 2009