Bill Buchanan, HonPSA, FGDC  

Fort Street Presbyterian Church by Bill Buchanan, HonPSA, FGDC

April 2021 - Fort Street Presbyterian Church

About the Image(s)

A few friends from the camera club got permission to photograph the interior of this incredible church. This is the Fort Street Presbyterian Church in downtown Detroit. The structure was built in 1855. There is a pew near the altar commemorating a visit by president Teddy Roosevelt in 1902.

I chose this fisheye view in the balcony to show part of the roof structure. The HDR process actually brought out detail in the ceiling that was almost hidden to the naked eye because of being so dark. This was photographed with a Canon 7D MKII, ISO 1250, three exposures on a tripod. The fisheye lens was a Rokinon 8mm 3.5. It was processed in Aurora 2019 using the Randy Van Duinen look with Tungsten+Daylight preset.

I did make a mask selection of the floor and darkened it slightly. I also applied Topaz AI Clear

1 comment posted

Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
The blend looks solid. The fisheye perspective (and even the distortion) provide an interesting feel to the image. The walkway is very strong visually but I find I am more drawn to the details of that lower section and so end up in a bit of a visual conflict. The ceiling details are definitely worth having in either way. I do think I would eliminate (clone out) the one wall feature in the upper left corner even at the expense of being less factually correct.   Posted: 04/12/2021 17:36:26


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