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focal length: 14 mm
shutter speed: 1/25
aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 800
flash: none

At our photographic exhibition last week, this image was the one that garnered the most comments among my images on display. I realized that I neglected to share this one with you since capturing it back in September. It is indeed the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. The neo-gothic architecture is absolutely stunning; even more so in person of course.

It was extremely dark inside so I shot wide open at a high ISO. ISO 800 wasn’t exactly enough to prevent camera shake but this shot turned out pretty nicely despite the long exposure. Printed as an 8×10, it looks pretty sharp. Even the 100% crop of the center of the image looks decent. This is wide open too!

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Ideally, I should have used a tripod and a smaller aperture but I didn’t have that luxury. Next time. Next time.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.