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Hampton Court Palace, London England.

Hampton Court Palace, London England.
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BenDufeck January 20, 2016
Love the browns
wwinter86
wwinter86 October 02, 2016
Thanks :)

Behind The Lens

Location
I live in London and love history and finally visited one of the places I'd been hoping to visit since I was a child, the beautiful Tudor home of Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey, Hampton Court Palace.
Time
It was about midday on a beautiful sunny summers day in June 2014.
Lighting
The lighting was just a natural summer sun.
Equipment
I only used a Sony SLT-A57 camera with a Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM lens and no tripod.
Inspiration
I am just an amateur photographer and was taking a lot of snaps around the palace and I saw these old brown wooden barrels and wheelbarrow against an orange wall of Tudor brick outside and thought it might make for a good picture. I took one in landscape and one in portrait and decided later when viewing them on my Macbook Pro that the portrait worked better.
Editing
It has been awhile now. These days I normally use Affinity Photo for editing or Aurora HDR Pro for HDR, but back then for this I believe I just did some basic colour and contrast correction with Apple's free iPhoto.
In my camera bag
Sony SLT-A57 camera with a Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM lens and a Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM lens.
Feedback
I have found that I normally get the best photographs when I don't go looking for them. When I have actively gone out trying to take a good photo I have either not found anything worth taking or what I have taken has been bland. However, when I have not even been thinking of photos or photography opportunities I have spotted one. Such as my favourite photo that I've taken 'The State of Decay v3' I was simply out shopping and came across an old tattered Union Flag caught on a barbed wire fence and wrapped around a CCTV camera and blowing in the wind and quickly went home for my camera realising how symbolic the photo would look. This was a great unexpected opportunity as it was soon completely destroyed by the wind. So, I recommend you just keep a camera on you at all times, as great photo opportunities tend to come when you least expect them.

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