This image is typical of the rooms in The Manor – tidy and swept. Ready for the contractors to come in and get busy. Interestingly there were a couple of paintings on the window, probably set up by a previous visitor.

Not an overly interesting subject, but easy to process using Photomatix and Nik filters, with a bit of curve and desaturation to give the overall effect. The biggest challenge with an image like this is taking the initial shot and making sure that the bright ‘outside’ is fully catered for in the set of shots. Something that I am becoming better at now that I can shoot multiple brackets and meter off of the lightest part of the image, thus capturing the whole range of bright to dark.

 (Mark Blundell)

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