Natural History Museum by Chris Cardwell

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The Natural History Museum is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, England (the others are the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum). Its main frontage is on Cromwell Road. The museum is an exempt charity, and a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology. The foundation of the collection was that of the Ulster doctor Sir Hans Sloane (1660–1753), who allowed his significant collections to be purchased by the British Government at a price well below their market value at the time. This purchase was funded by a lottery. Sloane’s collection, which included dried plants, and animal and human skeletons, was initially housed in Montague House in Bloomsbury in 1756, which was the home of the British Museum.

This Photo was taken by myself whilst in London several years ago on my then brand new Fujifilm S7000 camera. All I have done to this is convert it to B/W using calculations in photoshop CS5.

Exposure: 1/450sec
f-stop: f/5.6
ISO: 160
Lens: Non-interchangeable, Zoom 35-210 eq.


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Belfast born and bred photographer now living out in Dundonald, Northern Ireland. Concentrating mainly on Land and Seascapes, Macro and Abstract, my work is shot both in colour and Black & White making use of Adobe Photoshop.

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Many thanks Francis!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 2 years ago

    WOW what a terrific photograph!!!!!! So much better than the one I took!! Lokks stunning in B&W and I love the tree in front of it, gives it and errie feel, I love it!!!!! Superb work :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • haha yeah to me it has a real Harry Potter feel about it! Was just looking through some old folders and spotted this one and thought to myself…hmmm… I wonder what that would look like in B/W

    – Chris Cardwell

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 2 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Nikon Group (clickable banner)

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  • Woo hoo! Thank you so much Cee! :-)

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    Very spooky from this pov !

  • It really is! it amazed me the difference doing from colour to B/W made to this photo!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 2 years ago

    great shot , wish i could visit inside too!!

  • Its brilliant inside, will have to see if I have any decent photos to put up on here!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • SexyEyes69
    SexyEyes69over 2 years ago

    ooooooooo I likes this Chris! ……. fantastic! x

  • Why thank you m’dear! :-)

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Love the POV through the tree and the post work to B&W…..

  • Thank you Thomas!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on being part of my BLACK AND WHITE selections for FEATURED works this week. Great information too, thanks for including that.

  • Thank you very much Karen!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Angie66
    Angie66over 2 years ago

    fantastic work :)) x

  • Thanks! Its an amazing place!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

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