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Holy Name Cathedral, 2 of 3

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 2 November 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

View looking toward the rear of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois. This was my first time in Holy Name Cathedral after reading a Flickr member's post about how accommodating the Cathedral was to allow photographers in.

I almost created an episode myself when the center extension of my tripod came loose and almost fell on the floor as I was taking this shot. If you can imagine hearing metal hitting a terrazzo floor. Thankfully I caught it in time without making too much of a scene.

Above the entrance is the grand Flentrop Organ which commands a strong profile and "sings down the axis of the Nave." In 1989, the organ was replaced by a new four-manual, 117-rank instrument by Flentrop Orgelbouw of Zaandam, Holland, the largest instrument by this builder in the United States.

Photo captured October 13, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 5 seconds F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Love the lone figure, good image

2 Nov 2010 6:22am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

superb :)

2 Nov 2010 6:54am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautifully shot. The man makes the photo.

2 Nov 2010 7:34am

wolfen from villefranche sur saône, France

J'aime le relief de cette prise de vue, magnifique !

2 Nov 2010 7:37am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

we can see the grandness of this cathedral.. beautiful.

2 Nov 2010 9:09am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent HDR... definitely a gorgeous place to make this kind of photos ! The light is really superb ! Have a lovely day Steven :)

2 Nov 2010 9:41am

Florence from Paris, France

Really incredible architecture, look at his roof and sculptures. Excellence of your HDR, enhancing this lovely cathedral.

2 Nov 2010 10:23am

London Caller from United Kingdom

What a beautiful cathedral!
The colours are so rich - like a disco hall. ;-)
Great HDR!

2 Nov 2010 11:35am

tataray from france, France

Wow .. Grandiose et majestueux .))
Belle journée.

2 Nov 2010 11:41am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Stunning ! I love so much to see this person sitting here. It changes a mood so much !

2 Nov 2010 12:55pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love how your processing has enhanced the infusion of the blue here . . and so glad your center-column did not penetrate the terrazzo floor here . . thanks for the smile over that.

2 Nov 2010 1:21pm

Marc from Granby, Québec, Canada

oh wow, wondeful colors very nice HDR.That organ look's so magical....

2 Nov 2010 1:57pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Great details again!

2 Nov 2010 2:32pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Très jolie photo lumineuse, pour un peu on ne verrait même pas le monsieur assis.
Bonne journée.

2 Nov 2010 2:33pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i like seeing the person in the shot

2 Nov 2010 3:05pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is phenomenal and the person definitely gives this scene a fantastic perspective!!

2 Nov 2010 7:27pm

Hanna from TEHRAN, Iran

What a beautiful cathedral!
It's so good.

2 Nov 2010 7:33pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

MAGNIFIQUE !!!!!!!!!!

2 Nov 2010 9:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fabulous light in this splendid image!

2 Nov 2010 10:02pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

WOW! Stunning perspective and composition! Beautiful colors and details! Perfect light!!!!

3 Nov 2010 12:21am

Bill Brown from California, United States


3 Nov 2010 2:00am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Wonderful shot! Nice perspective...
Love the colours, details and lighting...

3 Nov 2010 4:04am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I love this shot - all the lines lead back to the doors and to the pipes above, but the person in the pew brings the eye back to the foreground again - cool!

3 Nov 2010 5:16am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Very nice HDR treatment. The light is great.

3 Nov 2010 11:06am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very exciting and dynamic colours here, have you had a chance to see/use Photomatix 4 yet?

3 Nov 2010 6:59pm

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

Another great process. Congrats.

3 Nov 2010 9:07pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous. I have never been in there but you make it absolutely glow!

4 Nov 2010 11:34pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Marvellous shot! Watch your tripod! ;-)

9 Nov 2010 9:59pm