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Architecture From The Second World War



Stairways of an Ouvrage of the ligne Majinot in France used during the second world war
Stairways of an Ouvrage of the ligne Majinot in France used during the second world war
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Location
Villy - La Ferté in France A site of the ligne Majinot built before the second world war
Time
1 pm
Lighting
Lighting was poor as this stairway is underground. I used the widest aperture (2.8) with ISO 4000
Equipment
Nikon D750 with Irix 15mm (manual). No flash and no tripod
Inspiration
When I entered in this Ouvrage, I was very impressed, but then the guide explained that these stairways are going 25 meters deep. I was even more impressed of this awesome architecture and had to phtograph it, from my hands
Editing
Yes, I used Silver Effex Pro for the b&w conversion to get best result
In my camera bag
Nikon D750 ; 15mm Irix F 2,4 ; 28-75mm Tamron F 2.8 ; 70-300 mm Tamron F4/5.6 ; sometimes Tokina Macro 100mm F 2.8 for macro and portrait photography and Nikon 50 mm F 1.4. ND Filters and polarization filters. Depending on the situation, Tripods (small or big), flash or LED light, A remote control. I always have 3 rechargeable batteries in my bag I also have some snacks and a bottle of water in my bag.
Feedback
Photographying a stairway, you absolutely need a wide angle lens. You also need to have a calm hand as you need to put the camera as far as you can to the center of the stairway. Also a live view option can halp a lot in such situations. Use the fence to stabilize yourself and the camera.

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