Trinity Church, Boston – At Night

We were walking back from eating some very good “lobstah” when we came up to the back of the church.  I looked up at it in the night sky and it just hit me! I had to take the shot.  Most of the time I shoot in aperture priority so when I tried the first shot lets just say the camera wanted to brighten up the sky.  Not what I was going for as I wanted it to be night time.  I didn’t bring my flash with me so it was trial and error with manual settings until I got things to look as I wanted them to with nothing but ambient surrounding light (buildings, traffic lights, etc.) to assist me.

I shot in raw with the settings: F2.8 – 1/30 – ISO1600 – 35mm lens.  In post production in Lightroom I dropped the highlights and upped the expose, contrast, and clarity leaving everything else at zero.  I’m not saying what numbers I used as it worked for me but might not for an image you have.  I used an preset to remove a bit of the yellow color cast from the city lights and then finished up in PSE9 using a define and sharpen action at 50% to bring out some details further.  I topped it off with a cooling filter to bring out the sky further and to tone the yellow down just a bit more and just a pinch of brightness adjustment.  Done!

With just a couple of lights in the church showing through doesn’t this look like something from a Gothic novel or movie?

(See a reflection of the church HERE in the daytime)

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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9 Responses to Trinity Church, Boston – At Night

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™ and commented:
    Great images Ms. T. Dashfield

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    Gothic? All that’s missing is a few bats, a wolf howl, and a full moon.
    Still a great shot, Teri. 🙂

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