Gallery closed

On Tuesday night I had the privilege of going to the British Museum after it had closed, and having free reign of the Egyptian gallery with the use of a tripod. It was organised by the nice folk over on Google+ – I know my non-photographer friends don’t seem to see the value in that site, but I think it’s great, and it brought together 30 or so photographers of various skills and styles, and allowed us to meet people whose work we had been following for some time. That, my friends, is awesome.

The above paragraph explains this image really, it was taken in the Egyptian gallery of the British Museum. The sign crossing the path stating ‘Gallery Closed’ was there because the gallery was indeed closed. It would have been easy to get to the other side or shoot around the sign, but I felt including it aided in providing context for the image, as well as a focal point where pure symmetry may not have been enough otherwise.

I didn’t like my initial drunken processing so held back from posting it yesterday, but I re-processed last night, also while drunk, and am much happier with this version.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 3.2s