We stopped over in Liege on the way through Belgium and wanted to pop into see the University. In particular the lecture theatre. . Guided by a handy map we made our entrance, this made things somewhat easier and saved a bit of time.

Most of the uni is unremarkable – somewhat trashed, but generally in a good state. The security firm have done a decent job of securing the place and as a result most of the windows are intact meaning that the elements have not yet ravaged the place with damp and decay.

Whilst on the lookout for the lecture halls we came across some nice stairs. I’ve wanted to shoot some larger stairs for a while as opposed the the normal cramped spirals that I come across. Specifically I was looking for symmetrical stairs that were well lit  – these fit the bill very nicely. I knew when I shot then how I was going to process and the results that I was aiming for so when I did get around to seeing them on a large screen I was very happy indeed. All 5 are processed in the same manner and once I had one nailed it was quite easy to get the others done in the same manner in no time. As usual these are 11 shot HDR images. Post is done with Photomatix and the Nik suite of filters – Pro Contrast, Tonal Contrast / High Key and a bit of curve adjustment.

 (Mark Blundell)

 (Mark Blundell)

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