Queen's House





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pedronunoferreira May 07, 2015
SherranAndersen October 22, 2015
Where is this located? Love the elements of design.
barbaraburke October 25, 2015
This is at the Queen's House in Greenwich, designed by Inigo Jones.

Behind The Lens

I took this photo at The Queen's House in Greenwich, England on an architecture studio class trip. The emphasis of the class was on sketching, but I typically left with more photos than sketches.
This picture was taken mid-day, as evidenced by the light pouring in through the glass roof.
Having a "light at the end of the tunnel" light source really creates a strong focal point.
Since I was on a sketching class trip, I packed light and used my Canon Power Shot A3300IS with no tripod or flash. My sketchbook was balanced on my other arm.
This centrally unsupported stair was the clear highlight of the Queen's House, designed by British architect Inigo Jones. Architecture student or not, this stair just begs to have its picture taken. The ornate black railing against the subtly changing gradient of white is pristine. I wanted to compose the shot to be evocative of a nautilus or the golden ratio - a pattern that the eye readily identifies and enjoys.
I upped the contrast a bit in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
I suppose my camera bag is pretty bare-bones. Extra batteries and memory cards, a rain cover, my other lens, and a point-and-shoot backup is all that I carry.
As an amateur photographer, I try to capitalize on the things I can control without expensive equipment. Composition for me is huge, as well as embracing good lighting when it is naturally available.

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