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8 Comments |
GentleSoul444
 
GentleSoul444 February 12, 2016
It's mesmerizing! :-) really great perspective!
Spinola Platinum
 
Spinola March 02, 2016
Perfect
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 05, 2016
Awesome! Congrats.
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq May 08, 2016
Just WOW!
Neoripley
 
Neoripley October 29, 2016
What a wonderful image. I love spiral staircases too.
leo.photo
 
leo.photo October 27, 2017
Wow amazing!
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi
 
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi June 09, 2018
Nice one !
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 31, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime 😃😄
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, which is a concert venue. They were kind enough to allow access during a quiet day to photograph inside the venue.

Time

This was taken mid afternoon although is lit entirely but the inside lighting. There is a ceiling window right at the top but is obscured at this angle.

Lighting

It is entirely standard lighting at the venue and I have just taken a standard exposure without any additional lighting.

Equipment

It was shot on a Canon 1D X with an 11-24 EF lens at 11mm on a tripod inches off the ground to get low enough to get the whole angle in.

Inspiration

I have seen pictures of this staircase before from above and from a lower side angle but not from this angle so it was my take on this location. I knew an extreme wide angle would be required so spend some time trying to get different angles of this staircase.

Editing

A bit of straightening, levels and contrast. I also warmed the white balance during the RAW processing stage.

In my camera bag

I usually carry my main body and lens (on this occasion the 24-70 and 11-24) and always my tripod. 99% of my shots are taken with the tripod and I also carry a bunch of filters with me although none were used in this case.

Feedback

I would recommend a visit to the Usher Hall as the staff are very friendly and accommodating but make sure you arrange a visit in advance and for a quiet day.

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