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USAF Academy Chapel

I have always been attracted to shapes and this attraction is reflected in much of my photography work.  There is just something about symmetry that is intriguing to me.  Perhaps it’s the fact that I like things to be organized and this is the ultimate organization. I had seen the USAF Academy Chapel from afar many times and decided during one of my trips to Denver that I would stop and photograph this very iconic structure. You should plan to stop there the next time you are passing through. It is quite amazing.

The predominantly red and blue stained glass casts a purple hue inside the chapel.  In addition, there are quite a few lines that project in different directions.  For this shot, I laid my camera flat on the tripod and mounted my widest angle lens.  I had to make sure that there were no people in the shot, including myself.  This lens is wide enough that you can literally shoot your feet while pointing straight out.  I was able to capture this very colorful image and I was very pleased with the results.

USAF Academy Chapel Ceiling
USAF Academy Chapel Ceiling

This image was taken with my Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III using my EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM set on 15 mm. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the Aperture set at f/4, shutter speed at 1/40 at ISO 200.  I took a total of 5 bracketed images and used Photomatix to produce a HDR image.  Final work was done in Lightroom and Photoshop.  I used Nik Color Efex as well.

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