Details in the inner cloister of Notre Dame

Game of Thrones

Are any of you all fans of The Song of Ice and Fire and watching the new Game of Thrones series on HBO? What do you think?

(If you don’t know what I’m talking about, which is the more probable case… then I’m talking about one of my favorite fantasy series from George R.R. Martin. I encourage you to go grab it at Amazon if you’re looking for an amazing read!)

Daily Photo – Details in the inner cloister of Notre Dame

I’ve continually asked people to do this, even though I rarely follow my own advice! It’s great fun to take an image and re-crop it in many different ways. Sometimes you can take a single photo and make multiple versions of it. The other strategy is to take a bunch of different photos inside these areas, but that can require many lens changes… and I’m usually more interested in moving quickly from spot to spot throughout the day rather than spend time running through several lenses in each individual spot.

Details in the inner cloister of Notre Dame I've continually asked people to do this, even though I rarely follow my own advice!  It's great fun to take an image and re-crop it in many different ways.  Sometimes you can take a single photo and make multiple versions of it.   The other strategy is to take a bunch of different photos inside these areas, but that can require many lens changes... and I'm usually more interested in moving quickly from spot to spot throughout the day rather than spend time running through several lenses in each individual spot. - Trey Ratcliff Read more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Susan

    Oh wow – this is majestic and beautiful Trey – the detail is amazing. Looking forward to the webinar tomorrow night!

  • http://digitalblind.com DigitalBlind

    Wonderful detail in the vaulted ceiling!

  • http://none Louis

    When I zoom in on yours they are sharp. Mine are as if I was not wearing my specs even though its set up on a tripod in the house.
    Also found that in very cold conditions I get +2 and only 2 normal, will not do -2 !!! I have also put the camera in MF mode and adjust but still not sharp when at 100%. Have gone through so many of your pics and they are sharp right down to the end of the Cathedral. Been working hard on pics looking to make 3 out of one so far 2 out of one. Like the colours of this one and the Architecture as well as the glass as all this would have taken ages not like today where they cheat and stick lead to glass and paint in between.Thanks for sharing.Hope Gonzo’s ok and not sick.(bless him)

  • Patrick Ahles

    Great details there, the ceiling with the stars is magnificent. Also that column on the left, gorgeous!
    Thanks Trey, for another great shot.

  • Simon Morris

    ‘Game of Thrones’ – sorry Trey, I haven’t a clue mate… besides, I don’t know where you find the time! ;-)
    Ah, oui… Notre Dame – c’est magnifique! The texture detail on the stone columns look wonderful. I appreciate your comment regarding cropping images – so important for helping with composition, especially when shooting wide angle!
    It’s also interesting reading your comment about lens changes – before going out on a ‘shoot’ I often say to myself “right, I’m using nothing but my 70-300mm today”… I personally find it helps with being more imaginative throughout the day, rather than say using the 16-35mm wide angle lens and filling the frame with as much detail as possible – that (dare I say) can be too ‘easy’! ;-)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/edenbrackstone/ Eden Brackstone

    Love this one, I seem to recall you pointing this detailed area out in the past at some stage? I often find myself looking at areas of the photo in post and thinking “Damn… A few steps in this direction and I could have nailed this detail” etc. In more than one case I’ve discarded photos because cropping them to get the area I want would result in 90% of the resolution gone.
    Busy week here, and a sad one… My latest upload is a lasting tribute to the tragic loss of a very close family friend, this shook the pillars of my foundation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/edenbrackstone/5744763494/

    Oh, Simon… I echo your comments about being ‘lazy’ so to speak in terms of shooting with a wide angle. I’m using my zoom more and more these days. It forces one to get creative and be more open minded ;)

  • Gail in Montana

    Nice photo of the inner works, Trey. :-) Love the stained glass window and the vaulted ceilings!! Thanks for sharing, happy Sunday ;-)

  • Peggy Ivey

    Now this is what I love,Trey! The architectural detail is amazing and you have caught it so well. I always enjoy your photos of architecture…even the smallest rickety old barn!

  • http://constantcinema.com Chris Durham

    The Game of Thrones series is doing a pretty good job of reproducing the book, I think. The characterizations are pretty spot-on. I listened to the audiobooks of the series so there is a bit of a disconnect for me between the performance of the reading and the performance on screen, but overall I’m very pleased.

    Great photo today. Very intricate

  • http://www.laskowitzpictures.com Ray

    As Robert Capa said, “If the picture isn’t good enough, you weren’t close enough. Sorry mate, this picture is compositionally way too confusing. What is the subject?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/sets/72157626672614814/ Andy Bird

    I love cropping, it’s my favourite Photoshop tool and has made many an average shot of mine get pass marks. I wouuld say that I crop about 95% of mine in one way or another.

    As for G.O.T – I have them recorded but haven’t got round to watching them yet – I am a disgrace :(

  • http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com/ Keith Moyer

    Love all the detail in this…it is stunning!

  • Bob Kelly

    I do like the TV series. The book series was one of my favorites, (spoiler alert) mainly due to the mortality of many of the main characters. The best part of the TV series is that it comes with his promise (again) to finally complete the book series.

    I’m no photo expert, but I always enjoy your photo blog. Thanks.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/sets/72157626672614814/ Andy Bird

    Thanks Bob for ruining the entire series for me…..

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/35422436@N06/ George Green

    Trey, I love the detail and the HDR processing is great to get the stained glass and the dark areas of the columns. But I have to agree with Ray on the composition.

  • http://michael.tyson.id.au Michael Tyson

    Huh, a friend of mine recommended I read these books just the other day. It’s a sign from the universe! He said Martin really tortures his characters, which is something one of my favourite authors (Robin Hobb) does, so I take that as a good sign.

  • http://www.michaellyellphotography.com Michael

    Great photo of the interior of Notre Dame. I agree with sticking with one lens and moving around. The detail and the HDR processing of the stained glass is first class as always. I’m on the third book of The Song of Ice & Fire series. I have only seen the first episode on HBO for The Game of Thrones and I can say that they have done a great job with it. I love the fact that no character is safe in the series. Hey Trey, Winter is coming……

  • Trevor Driscoll

    I’m very curious how they will deal with the rest of the story given the “mortality of the main characters.” I love Sean Bean though I think he is perfect. Sharpe anyone?

  • http://www.smith-photography.net Michael Smith

    Love this pic Trey, awesome detail and lighting. Well done.

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  • http://www.blueatomphoto.com Joe Osterloh

    I think “Winter is Coming” should be your next photo theme. I’ve been a long time fan of the books and thought the show has remained as faithful as it can be to the source material. One of the best shows I have had the chance to watch recently and I can’t wait until they adapt the second book. Keep up the great work Trey!

  • Laura Macdonald

    I love Game of Thrones Trey and yes I love the music! Almost as good as Battlestar Gallactica’s! I am constantly amazed at your photos and creativity and LOVE to see them. Now that I’m getting a little deeper into things, I see more and more every time! Thanks for all you do on your website!

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