I was in London over the Christmas holidays and I must say London is another one of those photogenic cities like Paris that are a heaven for hobby photographers like me.
On our last day a friend of ours had advised us to go to the Victoria and Albert museum, and she was right. We didn’t manage to see everything and could have spent a lot of time there. However in the entrance I saw this fantastic ceiling and amazing glass sculpture that look like snakes.
I didn’t have my tripod with me and even if I did I doubt they would have allowed me to take it out, since I had to take this photo from the middle of the walkway. So I had to increase the ISO and hold the camera real steady as I was almost lying on the ground to get the whole shot. This is an HDR shot (three photos merged into one).
When I saw the scene it reminded me of one of Trey Ratcliff’s shots and I tried to do something similar (from memory as I can’t find hit photo any more).
What struck me the most with this scene was the contrast between the sculpture and the dome and that is what I tried to show here. It is an HDR photo which I post processed in Lightroom.
Details: Aperture: f/4.0 – Exposure: 1/40 sec - Focal lengths: 10mm - Iso: 800
I edited the photo with Topaz to try and get out the hazy feel, here is the result: