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Natural History Museum by AbiGriffey Natural History Museum by AbiGriffey
I'm so annoyed right now :cry:. My computer went into meltdown when trying to do anything with this image. It took up to 45 minutes just to crop - yes, crop! - this to a square! Consequently, I gave up and there's loads more I would've done to this...but eck. To be honest, I'm not even sure this is worth an afternoon's waiting around!

Okay, so the image is a HDR of London's Natural History Museum interior. A bit of editing done, but not much.

Computers are rubbish!!
:paranoid:

Edit 29.04: Managed to edit it a bit more and uploaded a new version. :dance:
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:iconshirahime2345:
shirahime2345 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student General Artist
such an amazing interior photo:love:
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:icongabirules54:
Gabirules54 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student Photographer
:iconlondonphotographers:?
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:iconutopia-dweller:
utopia-dweller Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
hi, you've been feautured in this news article [link]

happy new year! :)
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Thanks, very kind :)
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Marisilme Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
Best of 2008 feature: [link]
Happy New Year:heart:
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
:hug: Thanks so much!
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Marisilme Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
featured [link]

:heart:
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:iconboerberry:
Boerberry Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
i love it. i was there in march and had forgotten my camera :(
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
:ohnoes: I hate forgetting my camera, I do it so much too and then am gutted. Hope you still enjoyed it :)
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HammyHorror Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Student
amazing
a lot of the people actually look like ghosts..
:heart:
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Thank you ever so much :) Yeah, they do! It wasn't intentionally done, but I think it quite suits the atmosphere of the place :hug:
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
just wondering if you use photomatix 3.0 or what program for HDR images? :D
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Photomatrix Pro (I'm using v2.5), but I've also got a plug in for Photoshop which I'm struggling to remember what it's called lol.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
I got Photomatix pro 3.0 :D
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simple-squamous Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know why but I feel a twisting motion to this photo.. maybe because it is not framed by objects at equal distance from the camera.. the left framing element is in the back ground.. the right is in the front.. clockwise motion.. am i crazy?
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
I agree. If I look at it for too long I feel dizzy :lol: Pretty cool, I hadn't noticed before your comment. If you're crazy, I am too :) :thanks:
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simple-squamous Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
love your quote..

love this picture.. I had to comment because the effect it was having on me..

I am glad I am not the only crazy one around here! :crazy:
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
this is amazing
you've edited this really well
:)
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Thank you! Glad you like it :)
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
your welcome :)
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Xeno834 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008   Photographer
Beautiful Shot :)

Some parts have slight "ghosting" happening but that doesn't really detract too much. If you could take a shot like this with no-one there then it would be perfection :D
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Maybe I can persuade the gallery to let me in after-hours :lmao:. Thanks for comment - I rather feel the ghosting adds a little to the atmosphere, but, like you, would love to shoot with it empty :)
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HushedWolfie Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Well, I can't give you any critiques... but do you mind if I use your image for reference to draw? This composition is so amazing!
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Of course you may! :hug: Thank you so much. Would be interested in seeing the finished piece if you upload it :)
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matthiasjessen Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
love these colors and perspective ! great shot !
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Thank you! :hug:
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SewerRar Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
the angle you chose is really good. and the square crop suits the composition very well!
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Thanks :)
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s-l-e-e-p-y-h-e-a-d Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Belles perspectives! :rose: :-)
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Merci! :hug:
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:iconmucek:
mucek Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Very pleasant perspective and composition. And even the HDR gives it nice mood...

:+fav:
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Thanks ever so much, glad you like it :)
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Kamelot666 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
great picture:relax:
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Thanks :) :hug:
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Kamelot666 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
you're welcome :hug::relax:
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goigoi Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Amazing, well I love it, too bad it took so long just to crop :| lol, so how exactly is a HDR image taken? I still want to understand lol if you don't mind explaining that is :)
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
I'm no expert, but I don't mind trying to explain :)

It's basically taking a series images with a range of different exposures, but keeping the composition and aperture the same in each. So, for this scene, I took three images at -1EV, 0EV and +1EV. The images are then merged in a programme like Photoshop or Photomatrix and then tone mapped to bring out the entire range of highlights and shadows. There's a pretty good read about HDR here: [link] It's quite long, but it probably explains better than I ever could :D

Thanks for the comment, glad you like it! (Computer's behaving a bit better now :)).
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goigoi Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Thank you very much ^^ I shall use that and try a HDR of my own some time :D
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Have fun :D :hug:
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:icongoigoi:
goigoi Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
:P I will
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:iconmotje:
Motje Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work has been featured: [link] :lol:
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GiZmO0o Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thats pretty awsome!
like it very much.
there are only few "ghosts" around but thats not bad at all.
well done!

cheers GiZ
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Thanks ever so much! "Ghosts" of the Museum has a kind of ring to it; sounds like a movie title :lol:. Glad you like it, anway.
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:iconmotje:
Motje Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very lovely perspective, it makes such an amazing composition. It's an amazing sight to the eye.
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm glad you like it :)
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HowardMCheng Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Hello,

I saw this photo and I thought I had to :+fav: it! I love the composition and the cropping of it - it makes it seem quite homely, even though what is photographed is obviously a massive public space.

The lighting of this shot is excellent too! If it is an HDR (I think you're lying tehe ;p), then I love the subtle use of HDR here! :D

By the way, give me some lessons on shopping ;p tehe.
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DJKrueger Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Nice!!!

I still need to work out how to do HDR, any tips?
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Thanks!

Well, I'm no expert, but I just find using the autobracketing on the 400D to get 3 differently exposed shots, using Photomatrix to merge & tone map them, then a bit of PS adjustment layers seems to work nicely! Also seems to work best for a scene with lots of tonal range.

How's the new cam treating ya?
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DJKrueger Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Oooohh!!! its wicked!

Im just so tied up with uni work at the moment that i havent had a really good chance to get out there with it and give it a proper spin
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:iconabigriffey:
AbiGriffey Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Bah! Uni has a nasty habit of getting in the way of life like that. Least your cam won't be worn out and still shiny and new, the rate I'm taking photos mine'll be all photo-ed out far too soon :O_o:.
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