a15 June 2014


Daily photo - Globe

Globe in the image below is a huge model of Earth that you can enter using escalators and this experience reminded me of Journey to the centre of the Earth by Julius Verne (there was also a movie a few years ago). Unlike characters in this novel, I didn't encounter any adventures while doing so unfortunately.

You might have seen shot of that thing a few times already but it's possible that you don't know where it was taken. It was captured in Natural History Museum in London (you can see one more photo from this museum here). I hoped to capture HDR image there but unfortunately tripods aren't allowed there and given that light there is pretty dim what I did instead was to capture a single high ISO photo.

Well, that's not true really. The place was so crowded that a single exposure wouldn't be really usable :) instead I captured a few of them (something like 20 probably) but all of them with same exposure parameters. Later in Photoshop I loaded them all, aligned them and used different parts of each photo to get rid of people.
Earth in Natural History Museum


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My main composition decision here was to use symmetry... well sort of as both sides aren't really symmetrical (but they are quite similar). I also used numerous leading lines to lead the eye towards this amazing globe - both stairs and roof lead the eye towards it.

Camera Info

Finally some EXIF info:
Technical details:
Camera: Canon 50D
Lens: Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5
Focal length: 10 mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure time: 1/40 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 100
Number of exposures:1
E.V. Step: n/a
Flash used: no
Tripod: no
Filters: no
Technique: luminosity masking
Software: Magic Lantern, Lightroom 5.4, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity

Where was this photo taken:

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