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Taken 3-Mar-14
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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Buildings
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Keywords:8mm, Photomatix, abstract, architecture, art, beautiful, blue, brown, building, colour, department, design, elegant, engineering, england, fisheye, fisheye, geometry, glass, handrail, hdr, heals, heritage, iconic, image, interior, light, lights, london, londres, pattern, patterns, perspective, photography, photoshop, samyang, shadows, sony, spiral, spiral staircase, staircase, stairs, stairwell, store, structure, sweep, top, topaz, travel, uk, white, wide angle, wood, yellow
Photo Info

Dimensions5328 x 3546
Original file size14.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Mar-14 15:11
Date modified16-Mar-14 21:33
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSLR-A700
Max lens aperturef/1
Exposure1/45 at f/1
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1 EV
Exposure modeAuto bracket
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom0x
Spiral Down Heals

Spiral Down Heals

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I have photographed the famous staircase at Heals Department Store on Tottenham Court Road before but not since the changes made last year. The notable new feature is the chandelier going from top to bottom. They have also added subtle lighting on the steps. There has also been an extension of the part of the staircase accessible to the public to the lowest floor but not the highest floor.
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