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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

National Cathedral High Altar

Today's photo takes us back to National Cathedral again, this time capturing the view from just in front of the High Altar. The altar is carved out of stone and consists of 110 figures surrounding the center figure of Jesus. According to one of the Washington DC travel sites, the altar is carved from stone dug from Solomon's quarry outside of Jerusalem, thus it is sometimes called the "Jerusalem Altar".

When processing this photo I wanted to retain as much of the detail as possible from the altar, so I blended the image a few times with various brackets from the original to make the altar look as sharp as possible. It is not quite 100% sharp because of some noise from the camera itself, but all in all I think it came out looking pretty good. I did some merging with some modified Color Efex Pro presets in order to add a little more pop to the photo too. I must admit that I am liking the outcome of processing more and more by doing that to make the coloring look more natural, rather than just plain and normal desaturation.

As always, remember that you can click on the photo to view it in various sizes, and please feel free to leave any comments or feedback. Thanks for stopping by!

National Cathedral High Altar

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