St Sebastian (also called Sebastianskirche) in the Berlin district Gesundbrunnen was constructed in the end of 19th century. It has been more or less random that we passed it but the church was a perfect objective to try out my newest toy.
Especially during travelling I often have a lot of time during the day to shoot. However, the light during midday is often boring and so I decided to get a grey filter to spice things up a bit. With the ND1000 from Haida I now have the possibility to increase the exposure time by the factor 1000. Instead of 1/30s the exposure time with the filter would be 34 seconds.
The increased exposure time allows for the effect that you can notice on the sky. While St Sebastian serves as a calm centre in the photo, the clouds add a dynamic layer to it.
Unfortunately I also had to discover the limits of my Photoshop skills. I’m not satisfied yet with the way the sky fades in the photo and also not with the leaves of the trees. But at least I know now what to work on next.
Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 10mm
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2) + 1 for the sky
Exposure time (middle): 1/60s
Exposure time (sky): 16s
Tripod: Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Location: St Sebastian is located on Gartenplatz in Berlin-Gesundbrunnen, close to the metro station Nordbahnhof
Software: Lightroom 4.3, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro
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