St Patrick's Cathedral 8-16mm

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  1. Vrm

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    Several weeks ago i took my Siggy 8-16mm out for a play given that it had been neglected in preference to my FF gear.

    Anyway, thought i'ld share some photos of St Patrick's Cathedral in East Melbourne;

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    In all im happy with the performance of the 8-16 lens in regards to sharpness, contrast, flare and distortion. I'ld recommend this one to APS-C shooters who desire UWA.
    CC welcome...
     
  2. xishnik

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    These are great!

    I would try and fix the distortion though :) #1 and #3 would benefit from straightening out.

    GK
     
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    Thx for looking GK; the traits of those photos u mention are more from perspective than distortion though due to shooting upwards/downwards from the horizon. Point taken though...
     
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    What happened to the first one? I think some kind of uber-sharpen? Check the clouds...

    Cool shots though; love the UWA.
     
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    All good shots, #3 is exceptional imo.
     
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    Great photography Vrm! I love these shots, brings back memories from the time I go there for Sunday masses.
     
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    Wow. I love the one with the angled pews (spelling?) i can't put my finger on it, it's awesome
     
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    love both #1 and #3.

    #1 has that awesome old england church look about it, kinda like out of a horror movie but not quite spooky looking.

    #3 just has a number of stunning elements all balanced well together.
     
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    Thats gold, I love them all.
     
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    #3 takes the cake for me. Awesome shot. But get rid of that wacky purple coloured flare in the middle.
     
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    #3 does it for me. Nice edit and lighting
     
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    #2 is my choice for sure, i love the effect youve achieved there. some of these look very "video game cutscene"ish, but it only adds to the images imo :) uwa ftw!
     
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    All stunning images.. thats one helluva lens! Sharp as..
     
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    Thx for the comments, I'll take the feedback on board in regards to the edits and flare. Glad u enjoyed ;)
     
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    Wow, I absolutely love 1, 2, and 3. Beautiful work!!!
     
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    Nice work Vrm!

    What I like the most is the variety of both
    - photographic styles, and
    - post-processing styles

    within the one set. Great to see.

    Thanks for sharing Vrm.

    Regards

    Des
     
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    #3 is the worst for me, horrible ugly lens flare, and could have used a bit of HDR to bring out the highlights of everything.
     
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    Thought i'ld reply more appropriately since members have bothered to give great feedback;

    Yep, i should get rid of the artifacts in the clouds, well picked.


    Sometimes flare can add effect, although many times it detracts from the image. Feedback noted.


    I tried to make a sombre subject a little more presentable.
    Thx Des, ur too kind ;)


    Yep, that one was a composite of 2 images with the 2 ladies lighting the candles. My quick and bodgey layering and poor form using my siggy paintbrush to paint black over that area...u caught me out there, lol


    Lens flare is ordinary, and the flare angels are very prominant. The 8-16mm doenst exhibit nice star patterns shooting directly at the sun either :(
    I much prefer my 16-35 II in this respect.
    HDR comment noted.
     
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    Reminds me of the temple of time from Zelda: ocarina of time..

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