Inside St Georges Hall with the minton floor

Architecture 21 Feb 09

So nearly 2 years after shooting this its re-opened and I popped by to see if taking a tripod and a D700 made a difference. The picture is, imho, much better. Whether thats down to the tripod allowing for lower ISO, having a better camera or being a more experienced photographer I don’t know.

Its so tough to shoot in here, for me the complete perfections. There are two different colour temperatures lighting the place. The HDR processing really brought this out in areas. Some spots were very over saturated so I added a contrasting colour tone to fix it.

I think shooting 7 exposures bracketed 1 stop apart is also helping in some respects. Maybe… Its hard to really say. You can see the original attempts here.

David J. Nightingale from chromasia.com pointed out this video to me which you all need to see. There are days when I forget and days when I remember that what I do is simply capture light. It can be absolutely anything in the world but it has to come from me. I am still trying to find my voice and its entirely possible that the work I’m doing now is not it. I have a very personal project trapped in my head that only I can do and one day no-one will be able to. I should get started on that one day when I’m feeling brave enough to do it justice.

Comments 11

  1. Robbe says on 21 Feb 09

    An absolutely beautiful photo. Fabulous work.
    Thank you.

  2. Pere Chuliá says on 22 Feb 09

    La perspectiva y la iluminación crean una imagen fantástica, como sacada de una película de ciencia-ficción. Buen trabajo. Saludos.

  3. Mario Jean [madoc photo] says on 22 Feb 09

    First of all: great image. The technical qualities of it are amazing. Great work.
    And thank you for pointing out that great video. Inspiring. Just what I needed :-)

  4. Laurie says on 22 Feb 09

    The shot is wonderfully crisp. The colors are so intense.

    Thank you for linking that inspirational video.

  5. Claus says on 22 Feb 09

    Amazing explosion of color and detail! It almost made me dizzy!

  6. Ilan says on 22 Feb 09

    That just… Holy… WOW!
    Amazing colors here. And the wide angle – Superb choice. Love it!

  7. John Maslowski says on 23 Feb 09

    I would place my bet on the full-frame D700. Absolutely a beautiful image. Stunning clarity and details. Your processing is excellent, very nice work!

  8. m i c k e s says on 24 Feb 09

    I think you have done an amazing job with this pictures, thanks for sharing it.

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