Photographer: Bob Shaw
Camera Type: Nikon F80
Lens: Tamron 17-35mm lens
Adjustments: No details provided
Photographer's Comments: Bob Shaw took this shot during the 17th annual Biennale Arts Festival “Vivid Sydney” in June 2010, a light show put on by visiting artist, Laurie Anderson. He wrote:”This image is of St Mary’s Cathedral, with one of many light patterns projected onto the main entry and spires. Choice of shooting angles was somewhat restricted due to a large number of people milling around to view a wonderful display. Depth of field was compromised @ f/5.6 to achieve a reasonably fast time of 1.5s, being due to the reasonably fast changing time of the light display. Not being a regular night photographer, I am quite pleased with the result.”
Image doctor's advice
Yes, you can be quite happy with your result, but is that because it was a test of your skills or because you really liked the gimmicky aspect of the lightshow?
I would suggest extending your skills even further by scanning the shot to a digital file, then learning how to perspective correct.
One of the limitations of wide angle lenses is getting that falling-over-backwards effect when shooting reasonably close to a subject - unless you can afford a very expensive perspective correction or tilt-shift lens. However one of the real bonuses of digital is that you can easily correct this effect now in software.
TIP: Mastering some of the corrective effects of software can improve your images and help you to understand the limitations of cameras.