Work on the Eglise Saint-Sulpice began in 1646, and has never been finished. The second largest church in Paris (after Notre Dame), Saint-Sulpice is on the border of the 5th and 6th arrondissments, near the Luxembourg Gardens. The vast and romantic interior space of Saint-Sulpice shows its lack of meticulous maintenance—perhaps this, along with the unfinished quality, is part of what makes it so great for photography. A sense of mystery pervades within this church, which is rich in chiarascuro lighting, and extreme contrasts from light to dark. As I was taking my time shooting this image sequence, I even noticed pigeons nesting in the far reaches of the rafters.
Exposure data: 10.5mm digital fisheye lens, ten exposures at shutter speeds from five seconds to 1/80 of a second, each exposure at f/9 and ISO 200, tripod mounted; exposures combined using Nik HDR Efex Pro and processed in Photoshop.
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