And here is the first interior image in my photography portfolio set. The new dome in Chideock Catholic Church in West Dorset.
As I said in my previous two posts, I was commissioned to photograph the new dome by the architect Andrew stone.
The interior shot was not easy to capture. I had to get exactly under the centre of the dome, lying flat on my back with my camera squashed down on my face as I needed to capture all of the dome in one image. I just about managed to squeeze the dome into the full frame sensor on my Canon 6D. I was using my trusty Canon 17-40mm F4L lens, one of my favourite Canon lenses.
I had to be dead central under the centre of the dome as any shot taken from anywhere but this specific position would result in an image that was not technically correct. I had virtually no margin for error on this shot.
Architectural photography requires technically correct imagery. An architect will not thank you if you produce a picture of a dome high looks anything but perfectly aligned.
So this is the shot is a great success for me.
This is the client issue picture – no further editing attempted or required. It took me long enough to get to this position, and I didn’t want to spoil an image described by the architect himself as “stunning”.
I want to show the RAW image of this shot, which is here.
You can see the scene I was trying to capture here. What you can't see is the restrictions I was working amongst. Still I got there in the end!!
Again you can see just how far the image has gone from the one out of camera to the finished image – there were quite a few steps along the way, mainly getting the image straight, which I did all in Lightroom. There was a bit of repair work in Photoshop, but the edit here was 75% getting the dome symmetrical. Very important for a picture like this.
Tomorrows post – who knows what that will be?? Pop back to my blog tomorrow at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk/blog to find out
Rick McEvoy Photography
28th July 2016