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Inside Saint Pancras Station. Barlow and Ordish's train shed

Inside Saint Pancras Station. Barlow and Ordish's train shed
The late afternoon sun lights up this heroic structure and four Eurostar trains, on almost the last day of December. This photo was taken through a glass window at the end of the customs zone, before I boarded the train.

At the time of it's opening, in 1868, the huge glazed arched roof, supported on wrought iron girders, was the largest single span structure in the world. Designed by William Barlow and Rowland Ordish, the girders spanning the arch were made by the Butterly Ironworks, Derbyshire, and the total span between the walls is 74.83m (245ft 6in). Although Barlow is largely credited with the design, it was in fact Ordish who did most of the detail design and calculations for this grounbreaking work. He later designed the elegant glass roof of Amsterdam Centraal station.

Canon Digital Ixus 960is, 7.7-28.5mm Canon zoom lens. Photo-finished in Gimp

Marie-claire Gallet, Nouchetdu38, Holden Richards, Chronocrator and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo

Excellent picture, Mike ... the software hack can do RAWs too ??
(just read the specs of the camera , for the DOF to be equivalent with 35 mm film/sensor you have to multiply the aperture with 5 (it's somewhat less) , something as f4 becomes f20 concerning the DOF. )
best, Rob
3 years ago.
Hi Rob, many thanks!
Yes, it was the possibility of writing RAW files which prompted me to try the hack, and the chance to set very low ISO's. To be honest, I haven't used the RAW files much, the file size quickly gets to above 14-16mb, and the steam powered HP Workstation can get overwhelmed!

What I can say, is that the low ISO settings are great, and the amount of info available is much more comprehensive than the Canon version, so for that alone, it's worth pursuing. As for post processing RAWs, I tried Lightzone, - quite good, and Rawtherapee, - awesome, but steep learning curve! Still, a good way to play myself in to more serious digital!

You are more precise than I, but in my empirical way, I reckoned that f2.8 was about the equivalent of f11-f16 on 35mm, so right ballpark. I've enjoyed this little excursion into the numerical world, but next I intend to have a look at Reinhold's Cardinal, only using Rodinal rather than the paracetamol tablets, I'll save those for the headache !!

Best, Mike
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
a fine picture indeed and I am not technical ... but read your info above
with interest ... but it is all above my head ;-)

3 years ago.
Bev, many thanks for your kind words! Happy you enjoy the pictures !!
3 years ago.