A friend of mine asked if the next photo was a single shot or if it was an HDR. Alas, it was an HDR combined from the 5 photos above (I also included the HDR). To show you how tough the lighting was I took the shot and blended in the 5 exposures. I either got big shadows or blown highlights. Pretty much the only shots that I got from here were the HDR's. I even brought my flash in and tried to see if that would help but the ceiling was just too high and the room too big for the flash to make any difference.
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This is the center of the Bell Isle Aquarium. The basic shape of it is one long hallway with a giant circular dome in the middle. I had to wait a while before all the people were out of this shot, and then shot it as quick as I could!
On this special saturday the "Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium" opened up the aquarium to try to raise awareness and get it re-opened. There was a great turnout and it was hard to take pictures without people in them!
Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
17mm, f/14, ISO 320, hand-held
HDR composed of 5 photos (3 sec, 4/5, 1.6 sec, 6 sec, 13 sec) in Photomatix Pro and edited in Photoshop.