Sunday, April 21, 2013

Photos: The Cathedral from inside

This was taken in Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Rouen is a city which is 100 kms away from Paris. I was with a group of photographers. Depending on photography experience, I could easily be called a baby in this group. The term is only related to photography experience and not the biological age. Normally, there is usually someone prohibiting you to use a tripod inside a cathedral. Luckily for all of us, there was no restriction on tripods. This actually made life easier. Don't you love small cities?

The trick is always what to shoot and how to shoot inside the cathedral. If you put the camera in aperture priority, then you get a bright and shaky picture. If you use the shutter priority, the camera will give you dark pictures. I decided to use the manual mode. I shot in aperture priority first to take the reading and progressively changed the parameters to get the desired effect. This technique combined with the use of tripod, I got the below picture. Hope you like it.

If you are history buff, you already would have heard about Rouen. Remember Joan of Arc. She was burnt here. There is a church dedicated to her in this small town. The pyre or the wood shed where she was burned alive is marked as Le Bucher in the city.

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  1. amazing,.. i jus got reminded of the great hall in the harry potter movie..:)

    1. Yes, it brings the memories from that movie. :)

  2. nice click ..le me visit the fb url !! :)

  3. Amazing! Have you photoshoped the color?

    1. Merci Monsieur. :) I have enhanced the blue color in the picture and increased the fill light in the picture during post processing. :)


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