Majestic interior…


The grand cathedrals of Europe must have been intimidating places for the peasants centuries ago: huge, imposing edifices built as places of worship, but having the additional benefit of giving such an impression of power & might most people would have been too scared not to be believers.

This image, shot in Notre Dame, Paris, shows just how imposing those high ceilings and strong pillars are. Normally getting down low and using an extre wide angle creates an impression, but I didn’t need to get fancy with this one, I just had to be steady: for some reason I can now not remember, I shot this at just 400ISO, meaning I had to keep the camera steady for 1/8th of a second. Olympus’ in-camera stabilisation’s helped me out there, and I got a memorable, if not stunning, travel shot.

Hardware: Olympus EP-1, 17mm f/2.8
Exposure: 400ISO, 1/8s @ f/2.8
Post: Straighten, recovery, increase contrast (Aperture)

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