The Miraculous Staircase

The Miraculous Staircase (click to enlarge)

Here is the inside of the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, NM.  I took this image from the front, near the alter, looking towards the Miraculous Staircase.  This is an HDR image composed of four separate exposures.  These were long exposures (up to 30 seconds) so it took a while to capture the images without people.  It seems there was always someone walking into the chapel, sitting listening to the recording, and then leaving.

To capture the images I sat in a pew behind my camera with a cable release.  When the church was empty I would take an image.  More often than not, someone would walk into the image while the shutter was open.  It took 12 attempts to capture the four images I needed to create the HDR image.

Loretto Chapel: N35 41 08.23 W105 56 15.06

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