The Natural History Museum in London is world-renowned not only for the collections and the research it carries out but also for the building itself, which is a photographer’s dream.
If you haven’t been before and are in London, the museum is located in South Kensington and across the road from the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum, a branch of which is soon going to grace Dundee, it is the 4th most visited Museum in the country.
The building is very beautiful and you cannot help but appreciate the quality of this stunning architecture. Those lucky enough to experience the effect in the Central Hall when the rays of sunlight lighten up the entire foyer cannot help but stop and admire the surroundings. The hall is difficult as it is to photograph, especially considering tripods are not allowed, but a challenge well relished by those who have been before and whom will undoubtably visit in years to come.
I arrived at the museum early in the morning hoping it would be quiet but it was fairly busy and after wandering around for a bit, heading to the top of the staircase to capture this fairly common view of the main hall. To say to I have mastered the art of balancing my camera on a ledge would be an understatement but it is the only way to get the shot without resorting to a high ISO and potentially more noise. I spent some time in the area taking a variety of different angles and compositions before working my way around the building to photograph the other parts.
This is the first of many images from my visit to London for the Take A View Awards night.
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