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Church HDR

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 30 August 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

You can see the stained glass window used for the previous two days photographs. My reason for shooting the wide angle HDR from the balcony was that all 17 of the workshop participants were taking in-the-church photographs, and I wanted something different. This is for Curly and Steven.

NIKON D700 F/4.5 ISO 800 22 mm (35mm equiv.)

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful colour and nice shot.

30 Aug 2011 5:01am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe le traitement des couleurs !

30 Aug 2011 5:30am

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

Love the effect you have created. Blurring the lines between photography, painting and illustration.

30 Aug 2011 6:12am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fabulous HDR treament - well done Jack.

30 Aug 2011 7:22am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Achieve something different friend! Your idea choir led you to believe! From there the view is very different. A beautiful panorama of the Church ... An excellent HDR lighting and color ... I love editing. A hug and kisses friend! Adela

30 Aug 2011 7:55am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The HDR treatment has almost turned the roof from stone to canvas!

30 Aug 2011 8:04am

@CElliottUK: A great church historian said that all churches are either tents or caves.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Looks more like a painting that a photograph.

30 Aug 2011 8:38am

Florence from Paris, France

Very dynamic HDR ! Wow !

30 Aug 2011 8:43am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's cool, but as Chris alludes to it has made the church look like a tent.

30 Aug 2011 10:19am

@Curly: As mentioned in my intro, I wanted something very different than what anyone else in the workshop could conceivably come up with. A great church historian said that all churches are either tents or caves.

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Das sieht ganz gut aus.

30 Aug 2011 10:25am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

I enjoy the gem-like quality of the color. I especially like the high vantage point showing the church design.

30 Aug 2011 10:56am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love your sketch book style - terrific vantage point from up high as well!

30 Aug 2011 11:19am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

There is almost a storybook feel to the shot Jack! Well done! ;-)

30 Aug 2011 11:46am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

If we accept the idea that the result is not the reality, the visual effect and your work is interesting and well done... but personally i'm not still convinced by "strong" HDR... just my feeling... :-)

30 Aug 2011 12:18pm

@Evelyne Dubos: I rarely do strong HDR, but it was just right here for what I wanted to accomplish.

Don from Spokane, United States

Your wide angle shot looks very good! Nice work.

30 Aug 2011 2:55pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

original picture

30 Aug 2011 3:07pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

While I'm not fond of strong HDR, I'm happy to see the overview of the church and especially the window that has provided you with extraordinary pictures !! :-)

30 Aug 2011 3:43pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très beau travail sur l'image, très belle compo et iamge quelle couleur superbe

30 Aug 2011 5:29pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Personally, I think you have completely succeeded in composing and conveying something of truly unique feel and look. I think a lot of people use a heavy handed approach to their HDR on scenes that are obviously bad candidates for that. I don't see that in your application here. I see that this is a church and there is only so much that one can do with a church: B&W, verticle, wide angle, etc etc...I think this image is of a beautiful and interesting i.e. unique approach that allows us to see things in a new light - sort of like a Church is suposed to do. I think this is fantastic, Jack. Not a big HDR guy myself, but this is great!

30 Aug 2011 5:42pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you for your exceedingly kind words. The interior of some churches is magnificent. This is not one of them.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A beautiful pov and very good in HDR!

30 Aug 2011 5:49pm

acm from St. Louis, United States

I really enjoy the HDR. Unlike in many pictures I've seen, it's not too strong here.

30 Aug 2011 6:20pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


30 Aug 2011 9:15pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice shot ..!

31 Aug 2011 12:42am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful image and processing!!! Wonderful colors!!!!

31 Aug 2011 2:33am

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

Nicely captured and processed. I see you caught another photographer at work. :-)

31 Aug 2011 2:34am

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice POV. Beautiful processing. :)

31 Aug 2011 3:50am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really different from usual ones. Exciting experiment.

31 Aug 2011 12:36pm

JCJ from Troyes, France


31 Aug 2011 4:01pm

martim from Galesburg,Illinois, United States

What a Great Image and what a fine treatment...I agree with much of what is said here.i thought it was from your imagination rather then real and i like that...Church should be otherworldly not just everyday...I can hear some "hot Gospel"as i write this.People slain in the spirit of the place.

2 Sep 2011 8:22pm