Here’s a close-up of the awesome old skool craftsmanship in the manor house library. This shot was enhanced by the lovely morning light coming in through the windows. I was really taken with the contrast between the light outside and the way it was falling on the pretty metal work. Goes to show that in the old days it was all about craftsmanship.

This was taken with the 65mm macro from quite a distance away, the 1.6 crop makes the lens a lot longer, more like a 90mm. It goes to show the quality of a prime and the way in which HDR can enhance a shot.

Abandoned Manor House GT, somewhere in the UK countryside. (Mark Blundell)

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