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St. Johns Chapel
02-NOV-2003 Sean McHugh

St. John's Chapel

St. John's College - Cambridge, England

Image composed of two camera angles in landscape orientation, aligned vertically.

Canon PowerShot G3
5s f/2.0 at 7.2mm (36mm at 35mm equivalent) and iso50 (for all exposures) full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Nick Clarke16-Feb-2005 12:56
Hi Sean,

In this scenario, you have a very clear devision between the foreground and background, you could take two exposures. Put your camera on spot metering, take on exposing the foreground, and one the sky. Of the two you'll then get the perfect exposure of both and you can merge them in photoshop. This is something I have been doing with landscape work. Although I have yet to post process them, I often take two exposures or more so that the sky doesn't burn out in low light etc.

The sky does look a bit off on this, like you say probably a white balance confusion with tugsten vs dusk etc.

Nice selection of images, you've obviously put alot of time and consideration in to this project and it shows. Nice work.


Sean McHugh16-Feb-2005 12:48
Thanks for the feedback, Nick. Of all the images in my gallery, I also think that the colours in this particular one are not quite right. This problem usually occurs in situations of mixed lighting, such as that shown above. While the courtyard was being lit by the tungsten bulbs, the sky still had a cool light left in it. This is one of the first images in my Cambridge gallery with my original Canon G3 camera. I will repost a new version of it before long with a more accurate white balance...
Nick Clarke09-Feb-2005 22:18
great composition and exposure. Colour looks a little surreal to me... Very warm for what looks like an early evening exposure, have you made adjustments in PS?
Wooden Shoe Photography09-Dec-2004 05:46
What a beaut!
Guest 11-Aug-2004 19:18
very nice !
Gabriel Dillon29-Jan-2004 03:29
Sean, this is perfect bracketing for a perfect exposure. Nice job. ~g