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Old Feb 21, 2007, 9:17 AM   #1
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Stainglass windows present an exposure challenge. This might be a good subject for hdr. However, a tripod was not an option at the top of a 14' step ladder on top of a table. (I was changeing lightbulbs in the chapel. Is that a song?) And reaching the camera as high as I could to get as level to the window as possible.


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Old Feb 21, 2007, 9:46 AM   #2
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Fred those are very nice, and a challenge that is.

P.S. Sounds like a dangerous way to change light bulbs. Could you do with a Long Arm (telescoping extension pole) and bulb changer attached. We often used these in the chemical industry to change bulbs.
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 10:00 AM   #3
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Fred those are very nice, and a challenge that is.

P.S. Sounds like a dangerous way to change light bulbs. Could you do with a Long Arm (telescoping extension pole) and bulb changer attached. We often used these in the chemical industry to change bulbs.
Gerry - I do have one of those telescoping extension poles with a light bulb grabber but I gotta get up there to a couple of screws to access the bulbs, anyway. Furthermore, if I hadn't have done that I wouldn't have got the shots.
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 10:53 AM   #4
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Nice shots and what people do to obtain that "perfect picture"!!
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 1:24 PM   #5
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Fred, you are so right. The bulb grabber cannot remove the globe. Second, you would not have gotten such great photos.




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Old Feb 21, 2007, 4:15 PM   #6
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Fred, yes the cameras just cannot cope with the contrasty situations so you have to make a call on what you want. The detail in shot #2 with the -2EV is outstanding. Of course you do not get much of the window frame. HDR may work in these situations but every time I have tried it it looks too artificial to my eye.
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 5:43 PM   #7
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These are very nice. I will have to take my camera along the next time I am drafted for light bulb duty. Although our windows are not near as pretty I fear.
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Hi Fred

Wonderful shots - always difficult getting those and the angles (my neck hurts just thinking about it!).

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Really nice pics, well taken
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When I want a must have ceiling shot I lie on the floor.
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