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The Shot

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This is my first shot to be processed from this year’s London Open House on 21st and 22 September. City Hall is on the south bank of the Thames near Tower Bridge and was my first visit.

The amazing spiral staircase inside is the centerpiece of this building. I had been to it in 2011 but wanted to try out my fisheye lens on it. I was surprised that the queues were quite light. I arrived an hour before opening but very few people were there and when I came out there was no queue. Last year there was apparently a long wait.

The light was pretty rubbish all weekend with dull overcast skies but for photos of the inside of buildings this was an advantage as it meant less contrast.

The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Samyang Fisheye lens at 8 mm. 3 raw images 2EV spacing.

This picture was enhanced with HDR processing and Photoshop to bring in more detail. The original image had little colour with the grey sky so I decided to convert to mono for a better look.

Full details of the processing together with before and after images are on my Blog see Edwin Jones Photography Blog

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  • Taken: Sep 21, 2013
  • Uploaded: Sep 26, 2013
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2014