This is a shot of Blackpool Tower's ballroom, taken on the same trip as the ones I put up on the first and second of this month, and again, it's something of a departure from my usual stuff. In this case, I'm pleased with a couple of things, not so delighted with others. On a positive note, I'm happy with the sharpness (this was handheld) and the general composition. In terms of the not so good bits, the people on the dancefloor seem a bit random; i.e. I would have preferred something a little more orderly, something that better matched the grandeur of the room perhaps.
I was going to reshoot this one at some point, but I've run out of stuff to put up again, so here it is. One thing I could add: if you attempt this sort of interior shot be careful with the exposure. Underexpose and you end up with a lot of noise and loss of detail, overexpose and you blow out the lights (some of which is inevitable anyway). I think I could have probably got away with a touch more underexposure on this one, but it wasn't too difficult to postprocess.
Oh, and this one probably looks best with the black theme.
3.21pm on 1/2/06|
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
17mm (27mm equiv.)
minor perspective correction