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Title • the ballroom

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.

focal length
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
3.21pm on 1/2/06
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
17mm (27mm equiv.)
aperture priority
C1 Pro
minor perspective correction
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