Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 06/27/2013


Photo taken on June 24, 2013




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Heals Golden Spiral

Heals Golden Spiral
The Shot
This image was taken on my latest day trip to London last Monday. It is the beautiful spiral staircase at Heals Department Store, Tottenham Court Road and has been on my places to visit list for a while.

I did have a Tripod with me but did not use it due to lack of space on the stairs and also the need to lean over the railings to get in all of the top circle.

Unlike some locations the Store is Photographer friendly. The only person to approach me told me I could find more information about the history of the Staircase at the Stores Website. The Stairs are part of an extension to the original 19th-century Heal's building completed in 1916 by architect Cecil Brewer and are known as the Brewer Staircase. See more at www.heals.co.uk/heals-heritage/heals-building/page/healsb...

The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 lens at 10mm. ISO was set at 1000 to gain higher shutter speed. 3 raw images were taken at 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.

To get more detail under the stairs I used the +2 EV RAW file to increase exposure by 2EV to get a 4th exposure.

This picture was enhanced with HDR processing and Photoshop to bring in more detail.
Full details of the processing together with before and after images are on my Blog see Edwin Jones Photography Blog
For Galleries, Prints and Licences see Edwin Jones Photography

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Peter
Peter
Great Capture !!!!!!!!
4 years ago.