Impressed in Blue

Impressed in Blue

Looking up to a decorative ceiling pattern in the Cinquantenaire Museum, Brussels. The striking blue/gold against the white of the ceiling was quite dramatic.

The camera struggled to capture the contrast with natural light, so a fair bit of processing was required to recreate the effect I saw with my own eyes. This required a lot of sharpening, selective black and white (to whiten the ceiling), lens correction for perspective, crop, curves.


Impressed in Blue - Pre-processed

Impressed in Blue – Pre-processed


  • Aperture: ƒ/3.8
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 4 May, 2011
  • Focal length: 26mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s

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