Photo of the Day – 8 April 2017: Norwich Cathedral Interior

Posted on 15th April 2017 by Admin under Equipment, Location, Photograph, Software, Technique
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Another shot of Norwich Cathedral, this time of the interior looking from the Choir towards the High Altar.  The cathedral normally opens later in the morning, but our group had permission for a shoot beforehand when there was no one else around.  The only proviso was that we did not enter until after Morning Prayer to avoid any disturbance.  That was not unreasonable given the primary purpose of the building and we willingly complied.  There is a lot to photograph in the vicinity and we took shots outside until it was time to enter.  There was one consequence which worked in my favour.  The lights in the choristers’ pews were left on and I was able to get a shot with them illuminated.  Someone turned them off shortly afterwards.

Norwich Cathedral Interior

Norwich Cathedral Interiot
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Some Technical Details

This shot is a composite of three images, merged using the HDR function in Lightroom.  The three shots were one as metered and the others two stops either side.  I do not own a titlt/shift lens, so instead used Photoshop for perspective correction.  The equivalent feature in Lightroom has limitations which restrict its use for such work.  The main difference is that Photoshop allows stretching of the image, whereas Lightroom either leaves blank areas or crops them out.  The latter can result in the loss of parts of the image which I wish to retain, as occurred in this instance.


This post is part of my occasional “Photo of the Day” series.  I publish shots which I think might be of interest and tell the story behind them.  They might not necessarily be portfolio standard images, nor the final version, but still be of sufficient interest for inclusion in my blog.  If I do not show a shot on any given day, it does not mean that I did not take any photographs, just that I did not get anything worthwhile.  For me, that is part of the fun of photography.  Not knowing what I will find on a shoot when I have nothing planned.

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