Monday, April 13, 2009

Good Friday


St Mary's Cathedral, illuminated in bright yellow on Good Friday evening.  The first St Mary’s Cathedral was ruined by fire on the evening of June 29,1865.  The foundation stone of a new Cathedral is blessed by Archbishop Polding in 1868.

Auto bracket exposures of -2EV, 0, +2EV, focal length at 17mm, Av4.0, Tv0.8-6.0, ISO400.  Flash light not fired.

Photos taken on 10 April 2009.
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22 comments:

marie said...

very nice angle. love the 3rd photo's perspective.

Ai Shiang said...

Thanks Marie. I'm glad you like it.

Mei Teng said...

Beautiful!

Ai Shiang said...

Mei Teng,

Thanks for the compliment. I was disappointed at first when the ISO was adjusted to 400 and I didn't see it ('cos it was too dark). When I blow it up it's a bit grainy. Sometime you just shoot without paying much attention to certain details. Does it happen to you too?

Mei Teng said...

Happens to me all the time...sometimes I forget about switching away from portraits to landscape and such. I get carried away with the scene and was just anxious to shoot. Guess, I have to learn to make sure settings are right before I hit the shutter button.

Did you know that graininess adds texture to photos? I read about it on DPS but more applicable for B&W photos rather than colour. But you can always use noise reduction software to counter that.

Marvin said...

Nice shots! is this HDR?
What camera are you using?
I have the same problem, always too eager to shoot and forgot to adjust the ISO and/or white balance.

Ai Shiang said...

Mei Teng,
That's a good tip about graininess. Thank you for that.

Marvin,
They are HDR. I'm addicted to it especially when I see the glow is uneven on the original photo. HDR opens up the black point which I adore. Some old school like it untouch. I like it tailored to optimise its appearance. I use Canon 40D.

Bengbeng said...

wow..i could never come up with great shots like these. :)

Ai Shiang said...

Bengbeng,
Thank you, you're too kind. I'm still learning as well.

gina said...

Been meaning to ask if you use HDR. haha! I am still new in digital SLR. Just got my Nikon D90 last December and have not really practise! I am super lazy!

Hope to learn a few things from you. :D

Your shots of people are great! Keep up the good work.

Ai Shiang said...

Gina,
I do use HDR on most landscapes or darker scenes. I come to appreciate what HDR can do. No wonder it is called Dynamic Range huh?

I don't usually HDR those portraits. Especially if the "red" is distinctive enough.

I'm not that good. We shall learn from each other.

uncleawang said...

Wow!!!!your shot so beautiful,all of them.I love it.
Thanks for the visit and take care.

J Bar said...

Terrific shots of the cathedral. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Johnny Ong said...

solid take! bravo!

the more pictures u take, u'll learn from experience

liveberlin said...

It's really impressive!

Superman said...

Really outstanding shots. The right angel captured. The sky looks incredible. You use a tripod for this?

Ai Shiang said...

Superman (I like the name),

I use tripod for all night scenes as I'm not firing the flash light.

Bengbeng said...

aiyo i had a photographic assignment today for a few hrs today involving a few hundred ppl.... sigh, give me inanimate objects anytime ..at least they just stay put in one place :)

Adeline said...

Very stunning pictures, Ai Shiang! You made me drool over a nice SLR camera to take some beautiful shots ;)

Ayie said...

This is my first time in your blog and it won't be the last definitely! Your photos are really good! This cathedral has a very dramatic feel. I love the architecture, i love the shots!

Rajesh said...

Amazing snaps.

Looking forward for more from you.

Once again thanks for the lovely words on my blog.

Ai Shiang said...

Rajesh,
Thank you for visiting. Will drop by your blog again.