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St Martin-in-the-Fields, London | by Suvrangshu
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St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

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St Martin-in-the-Fields ...


The first church built on at Trafalgar Square in the 13th century stood 'in the fields' between the City and Westminster. Designed by James Gibbs, and built in 1721 - 26, the present church predates Trafalgar Square by a hundred years. Before the square was laid out in the 1820s the church was hidden away in St Martin's Lane, north of the road that leads from the Strand to Whitehall.


Many famous people have been buried at St Martin's including Nell Gwynn, mistress of Charles II , the painters William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds and the renowned craftsman Thomas Chippendale.


I was just sitting at Trfalgare Square, watching a political rally, realized that I’m sitting on the steps of a very old Church…..anyway I will not be entertained with a camera inside, so decided to go some where else, then on second thought, I said…..”what the….let’s give a try..”.

To my disbelieve photography was allowed and with tripod too…….WOW !!


The church is a bit different….the cross is on the window pane…made with Venetian glass…



The picture is not 100% in the center, that's because the Church had lot's of visitors and the center was occupied....I was lucky to get enough time to place my Tripod and take a quick shot.


Hope you like it.


The shot


4 exposures [-3,-2,0,+2EV] in IS0100/RAW at f/13, on a tripod.

-3 Because to get the details of the window, to highlight the Cross.....




Tonemapped using the detail enhancer.


Photoshop post processing:

Dodging and burning of the colors.

A bit of noise reduction on the blues, red.

Unsharp mask at end.


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Taken on September 28, 2008