Really wanted to create a proper moody image for Monday and hope this is it. This is a Non-HDR image and have been to this location before at St Pancras International station but from another perspective -
What attracted me in this image and what I didn't capture too well in the previous image in at these stairs I took was the impressive red brickwork and also the chequered arches, how many people using these staircases would miss this. The light coming from the door at the top was perfect for this type of image to give it that moody and gritty feel. I just played around the adjustment curves to achieve this effect and also boosted the red slightly to bring out the brickwork. Also another challenger in here was that it was quite dark even though the light was coming through the arch at the top and also the fluorescent light. It made the shutter speed quite long, you may ask well put up the ISO, however I wanted to keep the ISO as low as possible just incase I do a HDR version of this. This was 0.8 second handheld and have no idea how I managed to capture it :-).
On a separate note, who entered Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012? I manage to get my 25 entries in and fingers crossed we should find out this week if we have been shortlisted. Too all my friends and followers who have entered all the best and good luck. :-)
Have a great Monday.