High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is an advanced set of photography techniques that makes use of multiple exposure settings to get distinct values between the lightest and darkest areas of an image in order to create a composite image that characterizes the intensity levels found in natural scenes. It is generally achieved by capturing multiple standard photographs, often using exposure bracketing, and then merging them into an HDR image.
This post covers 21 beautiful and exceptionally executed HDR photos of Cathedrals from various parts of the world. Some of them look surreal, some poetic, others out-of-this-world – but all of them colorful and stunning.
If you want to see their full size versions, please click the photos or the names of the photographers.
Cathedral of St John The Divine by WilliamNYC
Manila Cathedral Interior by Michaeljosh
Berlin Cathedral by Sebastian Niedlich (Grabthar)
The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral by Fatboyke
Catedral El Burgo de Osma by Jesuscm
Excessive Cathedral by S Richards Photography
Paris Cathedral by Giorgos~ (Mostly offline)
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral by Thomas Zasso
Christ the Savior Cathedral by Knightoyo
St Agnes Cathedral by Mudpig
Palermo Cathedral by Sailorman627
Cologne Cathedral by Schwitzi
Semperoper Dresden by Hapz_
Norwich Cathedral by Tim Caynes
St Paul’s Cathedral by Qbird!
Slovak Cathedral of the Transfiguration by Bernard90
Chichester Cathedral by Gandalphthegrey
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis by WarOnString
Catedral de La Almudena by Marcp_dmoz
The Abbey by Vgm8383
Mexico Cathedral by Fernando Careaga