"Sounds Of Magnificence"
© David A. Ziser
I just received a call from an old acquaintance, Fritz Noack, a master pipe organ builder and restorer and owner of Noack Organ Company [link]. We worked together about five years ago on the Plum Street Köhnken organ restoration – me doing the photography and Fritz doing the restoration.
Anyway, Fritz asked me if I could go back through my archives and find an image of that magnificent pipe organ. This is the image I sent to Fritz. It actually appeared on the cover of the prestigious publication, International Society of Organists Journal in 2007 [link]. It was one of my favorites.
The image is photographed in the natural light of the sanctuary. There was quite a bit of enhancement and pixel bending done in Photoshop to complete my final result. Everyone loved it.
Camera specs: Canon 5D fitted with 24-105mm IS lens at 28mm, F5.0 @ 1/20 second, ISO 800. Enjoy! –David
p.s. You can see the original photograph by hitting the “Read More…” link below. I think you’ll be surprised ;~)
Original un-retouched image – yep, lots of Photoshop going on here.