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St. Louis Basilica

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Rivertay07 May 29, 2023
I love the organist - sets this masterpiece off.
andinorwich May 29, 2023
Right? I love how the lighting from in front of her, comes around where she is playing, and highlights her a bit.
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Congratulations...great capture!
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Thankyou very much :)
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Breathtaking work
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Congrats, great capture!!
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Behind The Lens


This photo was taking inside The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Missouri (USA).


It was during the afternoon. Midafternoon possibly, but definitely before the sunset


I was capturing this photo during the organist practicing on a Saturday. They didn't have all of the lights up, so it created such a beautiful ambience.


NIKON D5500 with a 18- 300 nikkor lens, f/4, ISO 100, Shutter 10/20, Focal Length 180/10. No tripod used, nor flash (wasn't allowed in the Cathedral). ?


What inspired me was the entire atmosphere. I loved the symmetry of the shot, and the ambient lighting that accentuated all the nooks and crannies. I can look at this photo and find something new in it each time.


I use Adobe Photoshop for my post processing. I just played around with the RAW image, and slight dodge and burn here and there, to bring out more of the lighting. The coloring is as you see. It's absolutely beautiful in the Cathedral and encourage anyone to visit if coming to St. Louis.

In my camera bag

I've upgraded since this photo. I now have a Sony A6400, a Sigma 56mm, a Sigma 16mm, and a Sony 18-135mm. I also use a Godox TT685IIS 1/8000s HSS GN Speedlite Flash TTL TCM.


Try various perspectives. Don't be afraid to get low to the ground and shoot up. It can create some amazing effects to the pictures you take. Also, shoot in RAW (or RAW and Jpg) because you get so much more range of editing with a RAW photo vs just a Jpg.

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