The Natural History Museum is a stunning building, with some great architecture which is very Harry Potter-esque. Unfortunately it’s a busy as Hogwarts is, making it hard to take a photo without people in it.
That’s why it’s best to get in there and take photos after hours, when the museum is closed to tourists, the staff have all but left, and the big dinosaur from the main entrance sneaks off for a game of poker.
If anyone has out of hours access to the museum and can verify that the above happens or, better still, get me into the building, then please do get in touch.
For now I will make do with having to use my ingenuity and brain smarts to get around the people. Or Photoshop…whichever.
This image is from two exposures and was handheld. I had to do a little bit of cloning here and there [insert your own cloning/dinosaur/Jurassic Park joke here] to get rid of a couple of people who were standing around, but not too much at the end of the day. I love images that are symmetrical because you can take an extract from the opposite side of the image and horizontally flip it over to use on the other side. That’s when you really find out that your image isn’t as symmetrical as you might like to think.
It works in this situation though.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Focal length: 14mm
- ISO: 200
- Shutter speed: 1/50s