Rocamadour, France, La Chapelle Notre Dame by Bob Culshaw

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Chapel of the Black Madonna at Rocamadour.

3 bracketed RAW images tonemapped in Photomatix 3.1. to create HDR image.

Fuji Finepix S9500, ISO 80, f8. 3 frames +2,0,-2 EV’s. Taken in December 2007. Tripod used.

488 views at 26th June 2011

The light in the Chapel is extremely subdued and the benefits of HDR are evident in bringing out the colour. This was my first attempt at HDR in a low light situation and I was very pleasantly surprised.

Featured in the ‘a Europa’ Group 20th September 2009

Featured in Fuji Fine Group 7th November 2009

Featured in ‘Dimensions Group’ 13th November 2009

Featured in European Everyday Life’ 1st January 2010

Featured in ‘Photomatix HDR’ Group 13th February 2010

Featured in ‘Your Magic Place’ Group 13th February 2010

Featured in the ‘Photographers Vault’ Group June 2010

Featured in ‘Religious Art & Photography’ Group June 2010

Featured in ‘Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses’ Group 23rd July 2010

Top Ten Finish in the ‘Best HDR’ challenge in the ‘Retired and Happy Group’ December 2009

Featured in Solo Exhibition’ 11th April 2011


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  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful way you have captured this, I feel like I am really standing there, well done

  • Thank you Alf I appreciate your comment

    – Bob Culshaw

  • RakeshSyal
    RakeshSyalalmost 5 years ago

    Love this capture and ambiance,bob! Thanks for your kind visit!

  • Thank you Rakesh, i really appreciate a comment from somebody as talented as yourself. Regards. Bob

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    This is excellent, well done.

  • Thank you Jason I really appreciate that. Bob

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...almost 5 years ago
    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thank you Colin I appreciate your comment. Bob

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Bodil Kristine  Fagerthun
    Bodil Kristine...almost 5 years ago

    Great shot…beautiful colours..

  • Thank you so much kristiane.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonalmost 5 years ago

    sensational, the subject was well worth capturing

  • Thank you so much Ian, I appreciate your comment.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • FireLilyAMG
    FireLilyAMGalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much Allyssa I am honoured to have a feature in this wonderfully talented group. You have made my day! Best regards.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Robert Meyer
    Robert Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful atmosphere and tonal depth, Ian. Well done!

  • Thank you so much Robert I appreciate your comments.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Robert Meyer
    Robert Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Sorry for mistakenly calling you Ian, Bob. After all, I should think we Bobs should stick together! Cheers.

  • Ok BOB absolutely no problem!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous work Bob, it is a very beautiful place.

  • Thank you so much Sharon – yes it is the most picturesque and tranquil place I have found in a long time – together with it’s long history, overall, it is amazing. Best regards.

    – Bob Culshaw

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