This is one view I have been trying to master for ages and also edit the way I want it to and this is the final edit that I am actually happy with.
Originally taken with my old A700 and the Samyang fisheye attached to it, it wasn’t the easiest of photos to line up but quite happy with the job I did.
I was quite fortunate to see this new part of the station before it opened to the general public a few years ago as I worked at Kings Cross. It was quite unusual seeing a mainline station with only a handful of people in and around it, something that will never happen now. I would have tried to get this image when I went to the special opening ceremony but sadly this was the place the host was talking from.
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.