No work needed to this image. This is the picture of a private library at a stunning country residence in Dorset. One of my best pieces of work as an interior photographer.
Yes - a private library. Incredible. And fantastic architecture.
This is one of my favourite shoots ever, and why I enjoy what I do so much.
This image was in my previous 2014 photograph portfolio, and stayed in for my March 2016 BIPP Portfolio Review, and is still in. I like things that I have edited to the point where there is nothing I can do other than things for the sake of it. And I don't edit for the sake of it. As much as I enjoy creating the best image I can the processing is just a necessary step on the way. If an image doesn't need any work then great - but that has not happened yet.
This image was taken on my Canon 5D with Canon 17-40mm lens. The exposure was 1/100th second at F8, using an ISO of 640.
I had to use such an ISO as I couldn't get this shot with my tripod as there want enough room. The only thing would have helped with this would have been the Canon 11-24mm lens. I have written about this dilemma before.
I often find myself squeezing into corners to to get the view of the place I want.
Due to the unusual shape of this extension to the house, it made getting the framing and composition right a challenge. A challenge I greatly enjoyed I have to say.
So I as forced to take this image handheld, which I always try to avoid. I prefer shooting interior photography work on a tripod, as it forces to to get the best composition I can. I also try to get verticals and horzontals correct in camera, saving me a job later.
A nice and easy inclusion in my portfolio, which is coming together nicely. Don't tell anyone but I am also working on a duplicate black and white portfolio!!
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Friday 25th August 2016