Inside St Georges Hall with the minton floor

So nearly 2 years after shooting this its re-opened and I popped by to see if taking a tripod and a D700 made a difference. The picture is, imho, much better. Whether thats down to the tripod allowing for lower ISO, having a better camera or being a more experienced photographer I don’t know.

Its so tough to shoot in here, for me the complete perfections. There are two different colour temperatures lighting the place. The HDR processing really brought this out in areas. Some spots were very over saturated so I added a contrasting colour tone to fix it.

I think shooting 7 exposures bracketed 1 stop apart is also helping in some respects. Maybe… Its hard to really say. You can see the original attempts here.

David J. Nightingale from chromasia.com pointed out this video to me which you all need to see. There are days when I forget and days when I remember that what I do is simply capture light. It can be absolutely anything in the world but it has to come from me. I am still trying to find my voice and its entirely possible that the work I’m doing now is not it. I have a very personal project trapped in my head that only I can do and one day no-one will be able to. I should get started on that one day when I’m feeling brave enough to do it justice.

11 Comments Inside St Georges Hall with the minton floor

  1. Robbe 21 Feb 09 at 11:31 pm

    An absolutely beautiful photo. Fabulous work.
    Thank you.

  2. WABIKOJA 22 Feb 09 at 2:29 am

    Love the details, beautiful shot!

  3. Pere Chuliá 22 Feb 09 at 10:13 am

    La perspectiva y la iluminación crean una imagen fantástica, como sacada de una película de ciencia-ficción. Buen trabajo. Saludos.

  4. Sumedh 22 Feb 09 at 11:05 am

    This is fantastic!

  5. Mario Jean [madoc photo] 22 Feb 09 at 12:59 pm

    First of all: great image. The technical qualities of it are amazing. Great work.
    And thank you for pointing out that great video. Inspiring. Just what I needed :-)

  6. Laurie 22 Feb 09 at 7:20 pm

    The shot is wonderfully crisp. The colors are so intense.

    Thank you for linking that inspirational video.

  7. Claus 22 Feb 09 at 8:28 pm

    Amazing explosion of color and detail! It almost made me dizzy!

  8. Ilan 22 Feb 09 at 9:48 pm

    That just… Holy… WOW!
    Amazing colors here. And the wide angle – Superb choice. Love it!

  9. John Maslowski 23 Feb 09 at 2:48 am

    I would place my bet on the full-frame D700. Absolutely a beautiful image. Stunning clarity and details. Your processing is excellent, very nice work!

  10. m i c k e s 24 Feb 09 at 10:46 pm

    I think you have done an amazing job with this pictures, thanks for sharing it.

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