Urbex Palace - NON PLUS ULTRA - Mark Blundell Photography

Urbex Palace – NON PLUS ULTRA

Having seen pictures of this hall I kinda knew what to expect. However on arrival I was blown away, intricate carvings all painted white, skylights letting in wonderful light. This surly was a place to behold.

I had high hopes of shooting a mega-panorama here, however it appears that it’s not to be. The regular settings that I use (60 degree increments) simply dont give enough overlap. Usually this works a treat, however this time the symmetry and regularity of the location just didn’t work.

This image is a ‘vertorama’, three images stuck together vertically. There was a fair deal of messing with it once stitched. The Free Transform tool was used to pull it this way and that to produce a fully square image with as little bend as possible. I’m happy with the results, I may re-process this at a later date to de-grunge the processing.

 (Mark Blundell)


  1. Looks like you’ve done a very good job here despite the processing problems that came up. What an incredible location this is – I still struggle to believe that it is abandoned, but am equally glad to see that it has not been trashed or vandalised – hopefully it will remain this way.

  2. Hello Mark,
    This is an absolutely incredible photograph. I was simply blown away by how much it appears to be a painting, but upon closer inspection, is indeed a photo. It’s really that beautiful!
    Great job

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