Temple of Heaven


Temple of Heaven

1/60 second, f/2.8, ISO 640 – Sony a6000 with 16mm pancake and fisheye attachment
Taken 7/14/2014

Temple of Heaven”

If anyone knows me, I am always looking for unique angle on shots at Walt Disney World.  One of my favorite things to do is to shoot upward at ceilings to capture the details, especially in round, intricately detailed domes.  The Temple of Heaven in Epcot’s China Pavilion is certainly no exception.

For this shot, I used my Sony a6000 mirrorless camera with the Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens and the Sony VCLECF1 Fisheye Conversion Lens to get an ultra-wide view of the ceiling.  The shot was SO wide that people’s heads were in the edges of the shot, which I cropped out as not to not be distracting.  I set the camera on the floor and used it’s on-board WiFi capabilities to trip the shutter via my iPhone so I was nowhere near the camera and also didn’t introduce any camera shake into the picture.  Lastly, I used the in-camera HDR function to take and merge three exposures because of the tonal range of the ceiling.  For post-processing I used my standard settings in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 to finish it off.

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