Whilst I am still working through my Venice images I thought I would share with you all an image I took at the start of the year, the opening of the brand new staircase at the Wellcome Collection.
This staircase didn’t fail to disappoint and I really enjoyed taking photos of it, the staff even encouraged it so big thumbs up there!
Not the easiest of staircases to photograph as I would have liked to get in the middle of centre part of the staircase to look directly up but I am sure me clambering around aa brand new staircase may not go down to well ;-).
OK its another black and white photo, I just couldn’t resist and to be honest Judith (JAT2012) would be upset if I didn’t ;-).
Looking back to my Munich trip last year and this was the wonderful staircase inside the Cafe Glockenspiel, this staircase is something that the staff seemed very proud off to have in their cafe and welcomed photos of it, sadly this is becoming less common here in the UK, especially in London and major cities. Some people just don’t understand why you would want to photograph a stunning and beautiful staircase like this.
Looking forward now, I have a trip to Venice coming up soon and can’t wait. Mainly looking forward to relaxing but I am sure I will get a few photos from my time there, fingers crossed the weather will be nice in Venice, its so rubbish here in the UK at the moment, certainly not BBQ weather thats for sure!
Happy Monday everyone!
I have been sitting on this image for a while now, I must have edited it 10 times or so and never been happy with it until this latest edit you see here and one that I am finally happy with.
What you are looking at here, well, some of you may say its a spiral staircase but strictly its not if you look closely. It gives the illusion of one I suppose but actually isn’t.
It was quite hard to take the original photo and get it framed in the camera as you are literally on top of the circular opening, you need a very wide lens. I didn’t want to use my Samyang 14mm as this would have given too much distortion in the overall image so I went for a slightly tilted POV. Agreed you do loose a bit from the tops and bottoms but I feel its a compromise and works with the circular structure.