British Museum

British Museum

This image is of the Great Court inside the British Museum in London. I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve only been to this museum four times in my life.

That’s not too bad, I suppose, as it’s good to revisit museums every now and then to see what they have in their exhibitions. Why am I ashamed then? Well, I live around the corner from this place for a start; I walk past the museum twice a day on my way to and from work. Also, one of the visits is the 10 minutes I spent there today to take this photo; and one of my other visits was just to the grounds whilst I was waiting to meet a friend.

It’s terrible, I know. I’m so luckily to be so close to this great place and I simply don’t take advantage of it.

I took multiple exposures of this image, but due to the movement of everyone below me, and the fact I didn’t have a tripod I decided to simply process this shot using one exposure. This would negate the need for any aligning or de-ghosting, and it turned out alright I thought. I had to straighten the image up a little, and am lucky that a lot of the stonework detail came out from what was a slightly over exposed original. The green roof gives a great glow to the court underneath, and a little vignette blur goes quite naturally around the lovely staircase focal point.

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