This is a light hanging from the ceiling of the shop inside the Natural History Museum in London. It always pays to look up when feelings of terminal boredom engulf you in the souvenir shops of the world, sometimes the most interesting things are not what it being sold on the shelves!
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tyro (21818) 2014-05-01 2:41
Yes, I agree - I largely hate souvenir shops because what they sell is mostly overpriced junk - but you have acted wisely and looked around for other far more interesting features than pencils with attached dinosaur rubbers or useless fridge magnets and concentrated on the interesting decor of the place.
Your use of a wide lens has nicely exaggerated the perspective and the conversion to black and white has accentuated the graphism of this picture too. The big round modern "halo" lights (curiously with some missing bulbs?) contrast well with the old style ornate plasterwork of the ceiling and the old pillars. Your composition has some very strong "lead in" lines and the tones and contrasts are delightful.
P.S. How's that knee of yours doing now?
Royaldevon (33107) 2014-05-01 2:41
Ha! Ha! Mike, you are always walking around looking upwards! A great idea, I might add!
In this case it has been very worthwhile. I like the sense of perspective given my this line of receding rings. The verticals give a frame to the rings.
Have a good day,
rigoletto (34269) 2014-05-01 3:09
for the postprocessing, i feel in the border, as you prowl around the thin borderline of photography and cartoons. your latest melrose abbey & la pedrera photos are in that threshold (still not that cartoonish compared to some "marvel comics" works shown on TE). i don't want to believe that they encourage such finishing in the photography class, but this is totally personal taste which i fully respect (which doesn't mean i like)
for the concept (generally in your works), i feel, you like geometry, there inside somewhere. obviously your math teacher was not that good to make you feel so in high school days... i love geometry, my teacher was good and i was very successful at it, eventually became an engineer, which doesn't mean i am smart - it just means i am different ;)
jhm (143557) 2014-05-01 3:22
This is a very extraordinarily ceiling with a lot perspective and depth.
Sharpness and clarity are very well.
You play excellent with light and shadows.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice May 1,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-01 5:26
amazing shot this, would never had guessed the location. The graphical effect and presentation here are both intriguing and beautifully arty. I love it!
Regards - B.
lousat (81786) 2014-05-01 8:28
Hi Michael,absolutely great your way to show us this celing of History Museum,a fantastic capture with a special 3D effect and a very professional work in pp,a spectacular catch-eye,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
janraiski (558) 2014-05-01 9:38
very well done photo, B&W fits perfectly.
I am looking at the monitor and I can not get enough :-)
tatadalou (7099) 2014-05-01 10:26
Spectacular ceiling ! B&W and contrasts management are excellent.
Giustiniani (3550) 2014-05-01 11:29
Bonsoir Michael, une belle composition avec un excellent cadrage. Bon choix du N&B et superbe qualité d'image.
Noel_Byrne (27028) 2014-05-01 12:14
Valuable words, while looking at the standard tat, I must make a point of looking up more often! To do that and see this scene must feel very special, as this is a fantastic abstract scene. You say this is a roof in a museum shop, but to me it could equally be the ceiling of an alien ship with its strange lines and stark contrast. As always, a beautiful conversion to black and white, this is really a class photo.
Thanks as always
macjake (60698) 2014-05-02 0:26
well, for someone who hates math you sure are loading up on the geometry aren't you!
pretty neat stuff here!
cool lines, cool spaceship-type of look and feel, the monochrome and details are excellent.
thank goodness for boredom! it came in handy thats for sure. well done.
siudzi (34131) 2014-05-02 1:57
Wow! You created a fantastic presentation based on the graphical elements of this interior. The visual effect is marvelous! I like it a lot. The b&w supported the impact of your composition very well. TFS!
ktanska (25663) 2014-05-02 8:32
That certainly is quite special lamp installation. Ceiling also has lots of details and your contrasty B&W treatment shows them clearly. Impressive museum which I want to visit some day.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-05-02 8:34
This awesome, very creative thinking and spotting with this one in the Natural History Museum, and their ceiling with these circle lights, pillars and ornamental panels is fantastic, especially after your brilliant management, wonderful in B@W.
danos (89937) 2014-05-04 23:17
very nice the B/W scene with the hanging lights to create depth and perspective in the image.I like the excellent light and the colour management as the clarity of it.
williewhistler (15449) 2014-05-07 1:52
the faithful Sigma has come up trumps again,aided by your imaginative composition and good PP treatment you have turned an ever day scene into an eye catching mono image.
Very nicely done.
willperrett (8017) 2014-05-07 2:13
You're really into your post-processing these days! I know you've got your Nik software, and suspect this may be a combination of Silver FX and HDR FX... But you know me: if it's obvious, I reckon it's been taken too far. Surprisingly I find I'm a bit of a Puritan! Smileys anyway. Interesting that you should talk of looking up: in my Last Post, I tried looking down. Same difference.
annjackman (20753) 2014-06-06 23:32
I enjoy this style of picture with its geometrical shapes and clever b/w processing. You really show the value of looking beyond what is supposed to be catching your attention even if the Natural History Museum does have some better than average souvenirs! A memorable shot that will remind me to look up more.
Best wishes, Ann
p.s. it was great to see you in Buxton. The day after I got home the sun shone all day!
miumiu (6113) 2014-06-25 2:36
l like to discover your gallery. You take very very interesting and beautiful photos!
l like this pic very much! The perfect symmetry is amazing in B&W.
The architecture is stunning as well!
Have a nice day
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (7516)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-04-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-01 2:17