Pittsburgh, PA – Cathedral of Learning (HDR)

This amazing building is the Cathedral of Learning located at the University of Pittsburgh.   It should be renamed the Cathedral of HDR!   You can catch great shots on the outside and inside!  This main hall is unreal!  I was just recently in Pittsburgh and went out shooting with my buddy Dave DiCello (HDR Exposed).  We grabbed quite a few shots  all over Pittsburgh.   I had been here last year, but felt I didn’t get the shots I really wanted.  Another reason why shooting the same location a few times is good idea!    You can get a different perspective and possible new camera angles.  Push your photography limits.

Whomever designed this place…kudos!   Very church-like and beautiful!!   Gotta love those pillars and ceiling.  This shot was up on the second floor overlooking the hall.  The wide angles captures the view nicely!   This basically was the only area we shot.  I wonder if any magical rooms for HDR’ing are located above?   Maybe one day I will find out!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 19.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/16
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza, Color Efex Pro
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    11 comments on “Pittsburgh, PA – Cathedral of Learning (HDR)

    1. greg urbano says:

      great shot and hdr !

    2. DJ Schulte says:

      Looks like the Hall of the Mountain King — wonderful image!

    3. exileimaging says:

      Pete, what an awesome photo! Excellent work. Makes me want to visit Pittsburgh.

    4. aswirly says:

      The architecture and the detail is simply fantastic. Great perspective.

    5. Bob Towery says:

      Totally amazing. Looks like a Harry Potter set, doesn’t it? I just love buildings like this. Well done.

    6. Saige says:

      In fact, the Catheral is usually dark even during the daytime. Your photo seems a little too bright from reality. But great shoot anyway. It certainly makes the Catheral looks better and more attractive!

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