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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Duke Chapel by KevinChildress

This is the Duke Chapel, on the Duke University Campus, in Durham, NC. This was the first opportunity I had to use the D800 for a church interior, back in February, 2013. At the time I hadn't been able to acquire a full-frame wide angle lens so I had to use my DX-format Sigma 10-20mm for this one. The angle of view you see here is 15mm equivalent. The Duke Chapel doesn't allow tripods in the interior so I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to capture all of the exposures that I prefer for my church interior images. I made friends with the desk attendant as soon as I entered the chapel by asking if he would allow me to store my tripod behind his desk during our visit. Then I made haste to set the camera on a flat-top podium that was placed at the head of the isle! :) I wasn't able to level the lens exactly on the podium so I lost a few more pixels from perspective corrections. But all in all, I still love this image. I would have liked to have captured 13 - 14 exposures for this interior but just couldn't manage it with the camera teetering on the podium. This is 10 exposures at +/- 1.0 EV. via 500px http://j.mp/1EsjX3x

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