I had the opportunity to do an interesting project for the University. The chaplain, Rev. David Keck, requested some photos of the sanctuary space while the light from the stained glass was hitting the wall in the back. I had to wait quite a while as the light creeped up from the floor on to the wall, but that helped me settle into the proper frame of mind for being in this space.
The first image is a 6 exposure combination HDR image. I want to show a little detail in the objects and yet not blow out the highlights. I was happy that the rest of the images were more or less silhouettes showing a little bit of detail. The candle flame in the second image came out particularly nice. I had to use fairly long exposure and small aperture (either F22/32) to get the flame to show up and not blow out the background colors.
All the images were taken with the Pentax 645Z 33-55mm lens. The dynamic range of this camera is awesome...
Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary - CandleLight from the stained glass windows falls on the wall behind objects in the chapel sanctuary. Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary - HarpLight from the stained glass windows falls on the wall behind objects in the chapel sanctuary.