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St Peter' Basilica

St Peter' Basilica
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-23
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-25 0:01
Viewed: 2540
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another trip to Rome, back to the Vatican - this time the queues were shorter so I got into St Peter's... This is a view inside the main nave - wide angle of 10mm with the camera held against a wall and wedged there with my head (no tripod sadly) for the 10 second exposure.

One RAW shot with exposures made in software of +1,+2 and -1, merged as HDR to get this. A little bit of noise reduction also and resized...

10 seconds at f18 and ISO160, EV +1.3 for the initial photo.

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  • Great 
  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-10-25 0:32]

Hi David...
Beautiful old architecture...
Beautiful perspective...

Merhaba David,
Muhteşem bir iç mekan perspektifi.
Geniş açının mekanı tabandan tavana kapsayan görüntüsü, simetri süper.


Good Morning David,

How exciting that we can experience such fine views of places that we have never visited in reality! This really is stunning. I love how the architecture of the ceiling appears to be opening its arms, like some welcoming angel (well we are in a church!). The clarity is excellent.
For me, I would have cropped the bottom with the people. They produce the unnecesary movement blur.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hi David,
Love your wide angle shots,here you did very well to manage the 10 sec exposure without tripod is fantastic,the details are beautiful,the upper piece of the ceiling is a little issue may be but nevertheless a lovely shot without tripod,very much steady shot.
best Wishes

Hello David,
Very impressive,the St.Peter Basillica and your picture!
Beautiful colours and sharp contrast.

Haha .. wedged with your head ... that's hilarious!
Fantastic wide angle view of this spectacular place. Love the shimmering metallic look.
Bev says she might have cropped the people at the bottom, and I was thinking I might have cropped out the concrete at the top, the the angle head. Either way ...it's a great shot.
Have a good week David.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-10-25 8:14]

Hi David,

Great shot of the Basilica, the lighting is beautiful. Your HDR work turned out nicely with a rather subtle effect. I'm afraid that I have to agree with the crop from the top crowd, the people don't bother me.


wow, what a view! great use without a tripod, i know many building they are not allowed, churches, musuems ect.
the wide angle really works here,
thanks scott

Wow, what a wonderful capture from St. Peter's Basilica with such nice details!
Great clarity and perfect sharpness throughout the shot.
The architecture is just marvelous and simply gives an idea of great breakthrough in architecture.
Wonderful job as always!

Best regards,

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2010-10-25 15:16]

Great HDR David, especially with a 10s hand held - well done.
I suppose in your job you need a steady hand

Hi David,
Excellent capture of interior of the basilic St-Pier,
great architecture and sharpness picture,
great perpective and details.
very beautiful caught of view..

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