The Quire

The Quire, Wells Cathedral

This is a very conventional view of the Quire in Wells Cathedral but one that I felt worth making using my Canon EOS 6D fitted with a EF24 – 105mm f4 lens set at 35mm. To ensure detail was retained in all areas I made five exposures, with the shutter speeds spaced from 1/10th to 4 seconds. The camera was mounted on a tripod and each exposure was made at ISO200 and f8. These five exposures were combined into one image using Adobe Lightroom’s HDR feature to reduce the contrast range and thereby retain detail in both highlights and shadow areas. Lens distortion was corrected using Lightroom’s Lens Correction feature whilst the converging verticals in the resulting single image were removed using the Transform facility within Adobe Photoshop. Finally minor selective tone, colour, and exposure modifications were completed in order to reproduce a facsimile of the scene as I remember it and as shown here.


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