The National Cathedral in Washington DC is one of those places you can't visit without taking photos. When I visited several years ago it was still early in my photography journey. That unfortunately translated into a very small number of high quality images. There are so many things I would do different knowing what I know now. Although I'm sure I could say that about the vast majority of my early and some of my recent photography.
This photograph was taken in one of the secondary chapels which is also a crypt. The crypt contains the remains of a number of former priests from days gone by as well as some amazing wall illustrations and textures. Being that this was one of my early photos HDR was a technique I practiced quite a bit and which allowed me to capture a quality of light that translates the feeling of the chapel quite well.
If I could change one thing it would be the lens I shot this with. At that time I didn't have a quality wide angle lens like I do now. That lens would have allowed me to capture so much more of the rooms character and historic inhabitants. In fact, I believe I would have some incredible shots from the main chapel as well with that lens.
I'm always interested to know what you think.
And, here's an HDR image of one of the bell towers.