Ely Cathedral at night – 360 degree panoramas

I forgot I did these! I took the photos one night at around midnight in January 2016. Using a nodal ninja, 3 shot bracketing at 18 different angles for 48 images at each location, a 10mm ultra wide lens and a longest exposure of 1 minute, each of these took around 45 minutes to shoot, but i think they were worth it.

It’s hard to believe but it was absolutely pitch black. The Cathedral was barely visible and the famous ‘lantern’ was not illuminated that night. I had to use the light from my phone screen to see the controls on the camera! There was some barely visible orangey tungsten type lighting inside the cathedral, and the street lights were all bright yellow sodium. Compensating white balance for the sodium lights made the orange lights within the cathedral that gorgeous blue. The distant clouds in the sky were originally orange too illuminated by various street lighting, and the wb correction turned those blue too! Win win win. The bells in the west tower went off every 15 minutes and gave me the right willies every time!

In the 2nd pano the clouds were coming in and the long exposure gave a great streaky effect!

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