The Chapel at Petworth House

Chapel (0028-0030)

I have been putting off sharing this image for a while. We visited Petworth House about a month ago, primarily for a picnic and a walk. We had been there before, and once again managed to spend more time than planned with the picture collection. The walk around the deer park will have to wait for another visit, but then with so many Turners, Van Dycks, etc it’s hardly surprising. If you’re in the south east and in any way interested in paintings, this National Trust property is a must-visit. Anyway, the photo I wanted to share is one of the medieval chapel, the last surviving part of the manor house.

The image is a composite of three exposures across a 6-stop range, taken without a tripod. I am not a fan of HDR (though I have no problem with HDR imaging as long as it’s tastefully done), so it took me a while to figure out how to go about processing this image. What you see is a manual composite of the three images, with selective curves to adjust the contrast.

As always, you can click on the image for a larger version; comments welcome.

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