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Llandaff Cathedral ver 2
Determined to get a decent image of the Cathedral; so seeing sun shine this morning had a go again.
This was taken with the Cannon 70d built in HDR function.
File information
Album name:SteveT / SteveT album
Keywords:Llandaff Cathedra
Editing Performed:Straighten, lighten shadows slightly USM
File Size:241 KB
Date added:Jan 11, 2014
Dimensions:1000 x 667 pixels
Displayed:38 times
Color Space:sRGB
Components Configuration:YCbCr
Customer Render:0
Date Time:2014:01:11 16:55:12
DateTime Original:2014:01:11 10:39:50
DateTime digitized:2014:01:11 10:39:50
Exif Image Height:667 pixels
Exif Image Width:1000 pixels
Exif Offset:268
Exif Version:version 2.3
Exposure Bias:0 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Aperature Priority
Exposure Time:1/100 sec
FNumber:f 11
Flash Pix Version:version 1
Focal length:13 mm
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Model:Canon EOS 70D
Resolution Unit:Inch
Scene Capture Mode:0
White Balance:0
X Resolution:300 dots per ResolutionUnit
Y Resolution:300 dots per ResolutionUnit
YCbCrPositioning:Center of Pixel Array
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Silversnapper  [Jan 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM]
I'm not familiar with the 70D functions but it seems to have done a decent HDR job considering the EV range between the clear blue sky and the dark shadow. Unfortunately, the biggest problem here was the very flat lighting coming from just over your right shoulder, making it very difficult to bring out the detail in the structures and casting the shadows of the trees right where you don't want them. Perhaps another visit a couple of hours or so later in the day will yield better results. A commendable effort nonetheless Steve, well done!
George  [Jan 12, 2014 at 05:54 PM]
I'm not keen on 'in camera' HDR or any other effects to be honest, much better to carry out later in Ps or Lr.
A nice pov Steve but with it comes the inevitable lens distortion, and even at 13mm you were struggling to get it all in. Don't know if you could have stepped back a few feet, as I find in situations like this I shoot wide to allow for corrections and a crop in the edit. I think a tad more contrast is in order too.
A commendable effort as Keith says, well done.
SteveT  [Jan 12, 2014 at 06:24 PM]
The cathedral is in a hollow and this was the best position I could find which was right at the back of the grave yard
under a tree, not the best position
Mazda_Man  [Jan 13, 2014 at 08:34 AM]
I would have preferred to see the RH end of the cathedral vertical, or at least a little bit more than at present. perhaps using RAW could have coped with the light and shade ratio rather than the in camera setting of HDR. A pleasant enough representation though.
Beermonsta  [Jan 14, 2014 at 07:06 PM]
I like the composition with the tree being used well to frame the image and fill the sky, I do find the shadow of the tree is a bit overpowering on the stonework, but good image of the cathedral, well worth another visit
taking into account the points mentioned by George and Keith.
alanuk  [Jan 15, 2014 at 07:15 PM]
I've struggled, too, with similar compositions and issues and in the end, I just give up! I'm sure that's not the answer, though. Like George, i would do any HDR/filter work outside of the camera as I like to have control. Besides, I have enough trouble to trying to cope with the options that I do use regularly on the camera never mind those that get little use