SIJ - Day 4:  Dwight Memorial Chapel, Yale University
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SIJ - Day 4: Dwight Memorial Chapel, Yale University

The students are not around this week at Yale, so I thought I'd grab this opportunity to shoot interiors this week. Besides it is pretty cold and it's nice to settle into this kind of contemplative shooting indoors.

This is Dwight Memorial Chapel, Yale University, Old Campus. Originally designed in 1842 by Henry Austin to house the Yale Library, it has been a chapel since 1931 when Stirling Library was completed. Its name commemorates Timothy Dwight the elder, and his grandson of the same name, both former Presidents of Yale University.

It is actually quite dark in here. I've lightened it significantly so that the detail is evident. What a pleasure to shoot! It took about fifteen minutes to set up and shoot.

I tried perspective correction on this. While I like the corrected version, it required a fairly large crop, and as such really does not show off the FOV of the 9-18mm at 11mm. I therefore opted to upload the uncorrected version which actually is quite a bit more dramatic overall.
Great job on the exposure and the warm colours, and I see nothing at all that might need correction - it looks great! Good 3d effect, especially with the ceiling going over your head. Great photo!
 
I greatly prefer churches to religion. I think you can really see the divine more often in them. Beautiful work....full of wow.
 
woof,
Enjoyed seeing this building.
This one really relies so much on symmetry and it has me wondering does the sun ever pass over the top of the ceiling?
JH
 
>> This one really relies so much on symmetry and it has me wondering does the sun ever pass over the top of the ceiling?

In winter, no... it may come close to a more central orientation late in the day. I see where you are going. The right is much whiter than the left due to the lighting coming through the top windows...
 

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