Chapel of the Chimes, Sunlight, Shadows, Columns, Monochrome

48mm, f/14, 1/15 sec
Oakland, CA

I started processing 4-5 photographs from the archives last evening, but immediately knew some of these older photos were a little, for a lack of a better word, crappy.  A couple of them were technically bad, such as using a very high ISO in broad daylight, resulting in lots of grain.  The others were just not quite there.

Luckily, there are still some photos from when I did a photo tour of some buildings in Berkeley and Oakland.  Parts of this building, the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, were designed by Julia Morgan, the first licensed female architect in California.

The results of this composition were a little closer to what I had in mind when shooting at the Berkeley City Club earlier in the day.  If I recall correctly, the sun at the BCC was shining straight in while the sun is coming in at an angle here.  But in neither case did I achieve the shafts of light punctuated by the grid from the panes of glass.

Previous post from this shooting day:

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 48mm, ISO 100, 1/15 sec, f/14

Chapel of the Chimes, Sunlight, Shadows, Columns, Monochrome.  Oakland, California.  November 04, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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2 thoughts on “Chapel of the Chimes, Sunlight, Shadows, Columns, Monochrome

    1. Thanks Mike.

      I had to work with the dark end of the tone curve a bit to get the final photo, reducing the details of areas that provide “little value”. I couldn’t do it all in-camera.

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