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Central Hall

By Richsr
Many thanks for all your comments on my last upload, and also to Digital_boi and Robbo B for their User awards, all very much appreciated.

The central hall of the Natural history museum an early visit before the crowds got up to this level.
A single exposure bracketed and the highlights areas blend back in.

Thanks for looking

Tags: London Architecture Natural history museum

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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
23 Nov 2012 8:35AM
Great POV...super the way you take us down the steps and into the hall.............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 8:36AM
Superb shot, excellent composition, unusual to see it so empty Smile

23 Nov 2012 8:43AM
Really like these tones Richard super shot
gareth01422 10 213 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 8:44AM
This is awesome. It feels like the stairs are leading you down into the picture, which they are in reality. It works really well and the detail in the brick work gives it a slight HDR effect.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
23 Nov 2012 8:48AM
Empty beauty, Richard. Just you and some bonesWink ( Hope you visited Wildlife POTY )
23 Nov 2012 8:56AM
Super image Richard,
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 8:57AM
I never thought you would see this place without people. Excellent exposure and detail in this one.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Nov 2012 8:58AM
Thanks for the comments everyone, Ron shot in August so the Exhidition was not on then
Regards Richard
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
23 Nov 2012 8:59AM
Wonderful image. The detail & colour are very well produced. The image also gives the viewer as sense of the depth of the building.

Regards David.
RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
23 Nov 2012 9:12AM
Nice shot Rich & well processed.

Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
23 Nov 2012 9:16AM
Fabulous...go in there VERY early then Smile
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
23 Nov 2012 9:18AM
HDR? If so one of the very best images I have seen using this technique.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 9:19AM
That is one brilliant wide view captured Richard
brilliant shot
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
23 Nov 2012 9:25AM
Great shot with stunning view and fantastiv composition,very well done,
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Nov 2012 9:36AM
Wonderful tones and detail throughout, Richard, and the pov from the top of the rail and stairs gives a superb perspective.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 9:41AM
Amazing image, all the better with no-one visible. Beautiful tones and detail.
Stupendous Richard, a fantastic composition with a great POV. Stunning in all departments. One might think I like this shot ....I do but more than that I love it it's a work of art done by a very talented photographer

sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 9:47AM
Oh wow what a superb shot - Elizabeth xx
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 9:51AM
Despite the decorated stonework this is really quite austere architecture, at least when viewed as a whole as you have achieved here. I wonder if you have thought of mono in this instance?
A truly first-class image.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 10:02AM
The temple to Darwin...
I agree with Bill (I do sometimes... ), I'd like to see b&w.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Nov 2012 10:14AM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated. Moria/ Bill have not looked at a mono so will do.
Regards Richard.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 10:21AM
A fine crisp architectural shot with very precise symmetry: well done, Richard.
cdm36 14 391 7 England
23 Nov 2012 10:22AM
Certainly worth getting up there before the crowds Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
23 Nov 2012 10:22AM
Awesome photography and processing Richard, never seen this view with no people.


helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 10:37AM
What a splendid capture of this building - wonderful tones and symmetry SmileSmile
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 10:39AM
excellent detail.
cheers phil.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Nov 2012 10:44AM
Thanks to John and Helen for their UA very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
23 Nov 2012 10:44AM
good one
23 Nov 2012 10:53AM
Excellent symmetry and superb detail throughout.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 10:54AM
Great symmetrical comp, very well set up and beautifully detailed with the bracketing. The lack of any life really makes the white statue stand out, even with it's central position it might not in a crowd. Great feeling of victorian splendour and yet a bygone era with the emptyness and the solitary statue. I like it a lot!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Nov 2012 11:07AM
Thanks to John and Helen for their UA very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
Tibetan 6 3 England
23 Nov 2012 11:23AM
This is something you tend to excel at in my opinion, the lighting and detail is perfect superb photo, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 11:34AM
Very nicely done Richard. My guess is that this was handheld. Or did they let you take a tripod in?
surfinsurveyor 10 697 1 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 12:17PM
Wow - stunning detail and natural colours. Love the symmetrical composition. What an impressive space. GrinGrin

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
23 Nov 2012 12:25PM
Well worked manipulation.....

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
23 Nov 2012 1:09PM
Nicely worked image. Like the comp here.
wolfy 14 36 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 1:19PM
Perfect exposure and stunning details captured here Richard Smile
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
23 Nov 2012 1:30PM
This is a masterpiece. The architecture in that building is quite beautiful...much nicer than the stark ugliness of the modern buildings.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
23 Nov 2012 1:39PM
Really awesome composition. Much atmosphere in this for me, kind of a scary but beautiful place........Sandy
Richsr 11 91 223 England
23 Nov 2012 2:03PM
Thanks to Wolfy and Joline for their UA very much appreciated.
Thanks again everyone for your comments too
Regards Richard
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 2:14PM
An excellent image Richard, looks like a fantastic building.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
23 Nov 2012 2:55PM
A super symmetrical capture of this splendid building, Richard - unusual to see it so clear of people! Wink
Trev Smile
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 4:30PM
Fantastic image, up there with the best, superb.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 4:46PM
The whole place to yourself? Top image. Smile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
23 Nov 2012 4:47PM
Excellent work Richard, beautifully produced!

Sarah *
23 Nov 2012 5:45PM
A fine image Richard, with a super view point.

John Smile
scrimmy Plus
9 389 5 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 6:23PM
wonderful symmetry to this which I like
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 6:41PM
never seen it look so good thats for sure
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 8:03PM
That made me sit up! Great tonesGrin
23 Nov 2012 10:02PM
Fabulous light, sharpness. dof and perspective. Don
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
23 Nov 2012 10:19PM
what an excellent POV and composition, one seems to levitate in to the image, drawn towards the far end!
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
24 Nov 2012 10:42AM
How well this looks devoid of human prescence, Rich. Well worth getting there before the madding crowd. Your processing has certainly drawn out the tones beautifully.

PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 12:36PM
Good control of exposure Richard. You did well to get it empty. Timing excellent!! paul
Richsr 11 91 223 England
24 Nov 2012 2:13PM
Many thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Regards Richard
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 5:43PM
Excellent symmetry and detail. So well taken and processed!
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
25 Nov 2012 1:20AM
Wonderful depth to this, great shot.

MossyOak 6 22 15 England
25 Nov 2012 9:14AM
Excellent symmetry from the architect and well placed to show this Richard. Not a person in sight, you did so well here. I love the processing, I have never thought about getting it from this direction in the past
Great capture
25 Nov 2012 9:14AM
It was worth slipping those security guards a tenner each to keep out the riff raff. Richard Grin it's a beautiful shot with great impact.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
25 Nov 2012 11:38AM
Thanks all your comments everyone
Regards Richard
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
25 Nov 2012 12:05PM
Glorious symmetry, detail and tones Richard.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
25 Nov 2012 11:26PM
Perfect symmetry, top quality shot!
26 Nov 2012 5:06AM
Wow! Fantastic image. Nicely composed and perfect pov. Deep
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
26 Nov 2012 5:54PM
It took ages to scroll down to the bottom of the comments section Smile

A beautiful shot - wonderful tones, light, detail and perfect symmetry.

Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 6:08PM
Lovely symmetry and light Richard.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
27 Nov 2012 10:23AM
A master at work. Such exquisite excellence Richard.
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 12:49PM
A great image great kight love the lead in and detail...
Well done..

Ayoob 7 Australia
27 Nov 2012 8:01PM
Wonderful shot.beautiful light ,tone and details.........Grin
debu 8 India
27 Nov 2012 11:41PM
Lovely image.
28 Nov 2012 8:51AM
A wonderfully detailed and precise photograph.
29 Nov 2012 10:21AM
Luv the rich tones and vibrant colours.....Beautiful!
Suzan Smile
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 4:02PM
Wonderful exposure and superb detail .Top class work for next Y.P.U . I would imagine....Phil
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 8:35AM
ab must have broke in !!!
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
15 Dec 2012 3:17PM
So well done Richard.

21 Dec 2012 8:41AM
Simply an excellent great shotSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
22 Dec 2012 4:16PM
You have been there too now... lovely place to be... like it there a lot.

Great shot.

Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
27 Dec 2012 5:32PM
...and whilst others (including myself have all stood on that spot) I never tire of looking at this scene. Surely one of the UK's greatest buildings?!!
rogerdoger 7 16
30 Dec 2012 11:35AM
Great Shot Richard, puts mine in the shade. What time of day did you do it ? It must have been been three exposures blended together.Fantastic quality.
Regards Roger
WoW I would of said you most have used a TS lens to take this.

You've lined everything amazingly well.

A beautiful shot of a wonderful location.
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 9:52PM
Very skilled Rich Smile

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