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Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich by Irina Chuckowree


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Greenwich is the popular destination for tourists visiting London. Yet this gem is often overlooked (and free to visit!). Situated on the grounds of the University of Greenwich (Old Royal Naval College) in King Charles Court.
The restoration has began in January 2013.
Taken at 10mm focal length at a low angle to appreciate the beauty of the painted ceiling. Please view large.


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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Outstanding capture love the light and colour.

  • glad you liked it, Julie! many thanks for the fav! :)

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Irina.
    Love Collen2012

  • thank you so much for adding this image to your favorites, Colleen! much appreciated!

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    This is an immediate favorite – phenomenal light and color, beautifully presented! FAVE:>)

  • thank you for the lovely comment and the fav!

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • Nikolay Semyonov
    Nikolay Semyonovover 1 year ago

    great interior shot! I woud open the aperture wider to avoid the sharp needles of lights

  • thank you, Nikolay! I actually find these light needles attractive :) I have another take at f/22, where they are even sharper. this image is shot at f/11. anything wider and DOF would have suffered.
    I was lucky to have this place to myself for a few minutes – no ghost shadows. And I used the tripod, even though, apparently, it’s not allowed.

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • howardcar
    howardcarover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot! The balance of inside light to outside light is just perfect :)
    Did you wait there all day? :)))

  • just happened to be there at the right time :)
    many thanks for the fav!

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • seeya
    seeyaover 1 year ago

    Stunning capture, Irina, it just glows with beauty. Sandy

  • Sandy, thank you so much for the comment and the fav! much appreciated!
    I used to work at this university: proud to show it off :)

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Wow!! Magnificent!! :)

  • thanks, Keith!

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    Awesome artwork Irina wtg Girl!

  • ta, dear! :)

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 1 year ago

    Absolutely wonderful job of balancing your lighting… love the way it picks out the highlights of the gold work around the ceiling, and how the blue through the windows plays with the warm hues of the interior.
    Also dig the star diffusion of the candle light.
    Would also be interesting to see what stretching the converging lines straight would produce…
    but it’s simply gorgeous as is.
    Beautiful work !!

  • wow, Billy, what a wonderful comment! you’ve mentioned everything that hooked me in taking this shot! in particular, the contrast between the warm candle light and the gold work of the interior and the blue tones of the dusk outside :)
    thank you so much for the fav too! much appreciated!

    – Irina Chuckowree

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 1 year ago

    … just read some of the other comments, and yes, I know all about tripods where they’re not allowed :-)
    Good on you for going for it !!
    And BTW your aperture selection, IMO, is spot farken on !!!

  • :)) thanks a lot!

    – Irina Chuckowree

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