Project Development

Chapel of St John the Divine, The Friary

The photography of this windows was not ideal.  In a perfect world a 50mm or 60mm prime lens was needed, but the best I could manage was a wide zoom.  Though an ‘L’ Series lens, I already knew image quality was quite soft at the edges.  However, because 40mm was technically too wide for this window, I was able to benefit from using more of the centre of the optics.

As I started editing this piece, I quickly realised that it would have been sensible to have focused upon a single light rather than the entire window!  It was hugely complicated and the illumination dropped off dramatically from top to bottom which was going to require a lot of careful balancing.

Once complete, I was delighted to have worked on the whole window.  However, I quickly realised that I would need to revisit The Friary with my Canon Extender EF 1.4x III, in order to capture better Comper’s signature wild strawberry.

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Dominic Price (2019) East Window [Ninian Comper, 1911 – Chapel of St John the Divine, The Friary]

EXIF data:

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L II USM
  • 40mm | ISO-50 | f/8.0
  • Exposure range: 1/160sec – 1.6sec

The image is the result of the exposure blending by hand of 25 separate images.

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