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Old Sep 10, 2008, 3:05 PM   #1
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I was in the cathedral in Freiburg last weekend which was quite beautiful with all the stained glass, statues and other churchy things, but these two subjects caught my eye. Both were taken with my DL and the Pentax 50mm 2.0 at 400 ISO

A bank of pipes, part of the very impressive organ



And then this Mom explaining what the candles are all about


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Old Sep 10, 2008, 8:23 PM   #2
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very nice indeed.
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Old Sep 11, 2008, 12:31 AM   #3
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Wonderful shots! The second one is really outstanding, but the first one is more my type of thing, I love it.

Were they handheld?
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Beautiful, Glenn. Just beautiful.

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Both very special Glenn. The first for the artistry of composition and the second for the emotions it evokes.

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GW, Harriet, Patty and Dawg, thanks for the comments. I appreciate you guys!

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Both of those are very cool Glenn. I was recently reading an article on Low Key and High Key shots and thinking how neat the low key concept was but thinking you would need studio lighting to do it. Your examples have proved me wrong. How did you handle exposure, manual, dialed in exposure compensation, or something else?

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Old Sep 12, 2008, 7:35 AM   #8
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Tim, I used manual exposure. I took one shot on auto letting the camera meter it. Then I switched to manual using the info from the auto metering as a starting point. Then I kept closing down the aperture until I got the candles to look somewhat realistic and then shot the subject 3 or 4 times and chose the best one. And Harriet, they were both hand held. I've decided to use RAW whenever I'm inside so as to have control over the white balance, since my DL does a miserable job with tungsten lighting. On this one the candles were very close to natural, but the people were very yellow so I moved the white balance toward the tungsten side and then used the colorize tool on the candles to get them back to close to their original color. Sounds complicated, but didn't take to long at all.

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