Zina Mirsky  

Quito thru Window by Zina Mirsky

November 2020 - Quito thru Window

About the Image(s)

Thank you for reviewing this for November's submission.

This is a view I took of the city of Quito, Ecuador, through an open window/portal inside the unlighted Cathedral of Quito. I loved seeing the vast city in the distance and tried to capture the scene so that the portal doors were somewhat visible and the textures of the slate floor and metal window grates were also distinct. The interior was quite dark, as you can see, and I used split filter editing in LR to help make the interior visible. I was using a Nikon D7000, 30mm lens, at 1/1000 second at f4.2.

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4 comments posted

Robert Knight   Robert Knight
I like the concept of shooting through the window to frame the subject but personally I would like to see more of the city or more of the cathedral. I think there are probably two images here, one shows the architecture of the cathedral with a glimpse of the city by brightening the architecture and toning down the city and the other would be the view of the city with just the window framing the view.   Posted: 11/12/2020 08:41:47

Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
Thank you - I have some other images that might be more amenable to cropping to do as you suggest, and I'll try that.   Posted: 11/12/2020 09:18:19

Elizabeth Warkentin   Elizabeth Warkentin
I love photos of places as viewed through a window or door or other frame. The floor, the doors and the window grate are gorgeous, but I would like to see more detail in these. While I like the idea of framing the view, perhaps the interior is still too dark to really bring out the interior details. I'm also thinking that the white building in front is just too close to the doors to get the view of the mountain and the city that (I'm assuming) you really wanted.   Posted: 11/13/2020 23:09:38

Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
You are accurate, and I had not considered that visual impediment until now. Thank you for educating my viewing eye - even more important than camera settings!   Posted: 11/14/2020 06:51:41