St. Peter Mancroft Church

St. Peter Mancroft Church

St. Peter Mancroft Church

CHURCH OF SIR PETER MANCROFT

This image was produced by combining three separate exposures of the inside of this magnificent church. The first exposure used an aperture of f5 and a shutter speed determined by the camera, and two more exposures - one deliberately underexposed by 1-stop and the other overexposed by 1-stop, were made, both using that same aperture of f5 and continuous autobracketing The resulting 3 images were then processed using special software, in this case Photomatix Pro. Ideally a tripod should be used to eliminate movement whilst making the three bracketed exposures, but if this is not possible then always use a wide aperture on the lens so that the camera selects a fast shutter speed that is just about "hand-holdable". I was lucky with this shot because I used a wide angle setting on the camera and got away with a shutter speed of 1/4 second for the overexposed image! It is also best to use a low ISO setting to minimise grain which can be produced by the software used for this type of photography, known as high dynamic range or HDR. For more on the processes involved please click here

Sony A700; 18-80mm Sony/Zeiss lens; 3 exposures all at f5 - (1/15, 1/60, 1/4 second); ISO 100; handheld; IS on; autofocus; post-processing using Photomatix Pro software. Norwich, UK. 1st May, 2011
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Date:
01/05/11
Location:
Norwich, UK
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