Natural History Museum 1

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The facade of the main entrance to London's Natural History Museum, an exuberant example of victorian neo-gothic architecture.


sgbrown - Feb 03, 2008 01:08 PM EDT
Thank you Bruce - I'm glad you liked this shot, and appreciated the technical elements that went into it! I corrected this using the free GIMP software (download it from which is a fantastic bit of software that rivals PhotoShop, yet costs nothing. Obviously, digital post-processing does not match the quality of swing and tilt adjustments made in-camera, and inevitably you are stretching the upper part of the image, and introducing interpolation artefacts. However it's more than adequate for most purposes, and is probably indistinguishable from a view camera at the resolution used here!
Alfresco - Feb 03, 2008 11:59 AM EDT
A great architectural shot, Steve. How did you correct the perspective to produce vertical lines in the building? It looks as good as (or better than) anything that could be done with the swings and tilts on a view camera! Bruce
Guest - Mar 26, 2007 08:26 AM EDT
Thank you, Jen, so much for your enthusiastic appreciation of my efforts!
Guest - Mar 24, 2007 12:09 PM EDT
this page is awesome, wonder pics from all angles
Guest - Mar 13, 2007 10:08 PM EDT
Sorry about that last entry, Steve. I lost the connection and it posted before I could proofread it. The museums are still beautiful and I'm enjoying your images immensely.
Guest - Mar 13, 2007 09:28 PM EDT
The back wh fun fair was a lot of fun way back when! Paul McCartney and Linda moved onto our block about 6 months after I left England, across the road from my best friend, Robin, at #8 Cavendish Ave
Guest - Mar 12, 2007 12:51 PM EDT
Thanks again Vicki, and I'm just really pleased that I've been able to take you back in time! Yes, Battersea fun fair closed down a long time ago. But what with that and your reference to Lord's you've given me some ideas for my next London pictures!
Guest - Mar 10, 2007 04:17 PM EDT
Another delightful trip back for me, Steve. This is a great series of the Natural History Museum. Some of those dioramas were really splendid. This is a fun 'trip' through your work for me. Did I hear that Battersea Fun Fair is no more? We walked over there to play tennis when I was in Upper Third. I lived on Cavendish Avenue, behind Lord's Cricket Ground - but recent Google Earth images show that place has been hugely expanded! Vicki
Guest - Mar 08, 2007 01:04 PM EDT
Thank you, Carol.
Guest - Mar 06, 2007 12:03 PM EDT
Beautiful building,great composition. Carol
Guest - Mar 06, 2007 07:46 AM EDT
Thank you Lorraine and Tania. Tania, I think that crane is doing some work on the museum itself, although I'm not 100% sure. Maybe I should have cloned it out?
Guest - Mar 06, 2007 03:27 AM EDT
Steve I have just noticed the crane in the background. Is that maintanence for the museum or a new building going up behind it.
Guest - Mar 06, 2007 03:26 AM EDT
What a fantastic building Steve and once again you have captured it beautifully.
Guest - Mar 05, 2007 08:58 PM EDT
A very impressive building, very nice.
Guest - Mar 05, 2007 04:54 PM EDT
Thanks Mary and Evelyn. Mary, I was lucky with the lighting: I happened to catch a brief glimpse of sunlight which, as you can tell from the cloudy sky, was in short supply! Glad it brought back memories for you, Evelyn.
Guest - Mar 05, 2007 09:48 AM EDT
I love this husband and I were in England in 2003 and had the opportunity of seeing it....the building detail is great with all the gargoils on the building too and the dinosauer in the lobby.
Guest - Mar 05, 2007 07:57 AM EDT
Beautiful composition. I like the way the light is hitting the building, the angle you took the photo from and the sky. Well done.

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