Something a bit different. A picture of a custom made chandelier. Not easy things to photograph.
I like images that are a bit different. Like this one. A picture of a chandelier in mixed lighting.
I had to hand hold this image to get the view I wanted. There was not enough room for me to get my Manfrotto Tripod in the correct position.
So I had to use an ISO of 1600. And the shutter speed for the first image was 1/2500th of a second at F8. OK I could have dropped down a bit from ISO1600 but to be honest my Canon 6D is so good I don't need to really worry about this.
This is one of three bracketed images taken on my Canon 6D with Canon 17-40mm lens at 36mm.
The composition is quite obvious, and I wanted a sharp first globe with the globes gradually getting out of focus the further up the stairwell they go. This was a deliberate effect, and worked better than the F4 shot I took as it kept some detail in the background which is what I wanted.
This picture was edited in Lightroom and then cleaned up in Photoshop.
Lighting can be a tricky thing to photograph, especially the post production of an image, as there are conflicts in the lighting sources in the frame, along with more ext time highlights and shadows. That is why HDR using Lightroom works so well, as all it is doing is giving me the extra dynamic range in the scene that I need for the final image I am after. I can quickly merge the two stop under and two stop over images to get what a I am after.
I do like this image as a I have managed to capture the chandelier going from the darkness of the basement all the way up to the daylight in the second floor of this stunning new house recently constructed in Poole, Dorset.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Thursday 1st September 2016