I've been sightseeing! The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has been on my list for quite a while and was well worth the visit despite the interior having a great deal of scaffolding in place for renovation work. Constructed in the sixth century, at a time when England was forgetting all that the Romans had taught it, this was the patriarchal basilica which served the emperors of the East Roman empire right the way through to their final defeat in 1453. At that time it was converted into a mosque.
This shot was a challenge, not least because of the lighting but also because of the crowds, and was shot at -1.7 EV to try and retain the detail in the stained glass. As a result the interior looked almost black on the unprocessed RAW image but DxO Optics Pro did a remarkable job pulling in the shadow detail recorded by my E-M1 and cleaning up any noise. Final tweaks were done in Photoshop CS6. The full-size (and unsharpened) image is lurking behind the image above if you click on it...
Camera Model: E-M1
Lens: OLYMPUS M.12-40mm F2.8
Image Date: 2014-07-29 09:01:14 +0100
Focal Length: 17mm (35mm equivalent: 34mm)
Focus Distance: 5m
Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
ISO equiv: 200
Exposure Bias: -1.70 EV
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Manual
Copyright: © Bob Andersson