HDR Photos in Historic Nassau Church

So, I went to Nassau in The Bahamas once again, this time for business, I believe this is the 4th time this year and I set to go back at least twice more before the end of 2010.

The good thing of traveling several times to the same place is that once you photographed all the iconic locations a couple of times you start to try to go off to places that are not usually seen or discovered by the occasional tourist.

I’ve discovered this location passing by in a taxi, I saw the old walls from the street and I asked where I was and they told me “ohhh this is St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, I think it is the oldest church in Nassau…” dam.. The place is walking distance from downtown, so I arranged to go back the following day in the afternoon.

I found out that this church was built by the Spanish in the 1600’s,  I got there around 6 PM, and nobody was around, only a couple of friendly locals doing the yard, so I started to shoot the exterior without any problems, soon the Pastor came in and opened the church, they were having lectures that night, so I asked if I could photograph the interior and he immediately accepted.

I’ve taken all the photos here with the Nikon D300 and the Sigma 10-20 mm, a lens that I love for this type of shoots and that has proven to give me amazing wide angle pictures every time I’ve used it. Most brackets here are 9 exposures, and I post processed the photos using the new HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software and fine tuned in Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS5.

I hope you like the photos, let me know… if you can. In the meantime, I have yet to see what other historic landmark I’ll photograph when I get back to Nassau in just 2 weeks.