One of the side altars inside of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. I believe this may be the "Saint John The Baptist Altar". Taken during my trip there on Thursday 2-21-2013. The cathedral was completed in 1878 and dedicated on May 25, 1879. It is currently in the first phase of a planned $177 million, three year long renovation to make extensive repairs to the structure.
Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 16mm. Aperture priority mode F11, ISO 100, spot metering, exposure bracketed for one set of three frames with 2 stop variance (-2, 0, +2 EV range). Because St. Patrick's has a very strict "no tripod" policy, I mounted the camera on a Gorillapod which I wrapped around the end of the pew I was sitting in. Shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote. Tone map post processing and B&W conversion of the exposure brackets done with NIK HDR Efex Pro 2. Further processing done in Photoshop CS5.