Sunday, 20 April 2008

The Geffrye Museum

On friday we took a trip up to London, and paid a visit to the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch, which "shows the changing style of the English domestic interior in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day".  It was very interesting, and allowed a range of opportunities for photography.  The Anti-Shake feature of the Pentax K10D really helped here, as exposure times were around a half to one second, and I was hand-holding, with only a wall or two to help.

One of the room sets in the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London

One of the room sets in the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London

One of the room sets in the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London

One of the room sets in the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London

One of the room sets in the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London

The Chapel in the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London

There is a garden room, which has a beautiful mural painted by Jonathon Early, but I can't find any details about him.  If anyone knows who he is, and where else he has painted, I would be grateful if you could drop me a line - I'd like to link to his work from here.

Mural by Jonathon Early, in the Garden Room at the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London

Detail of the mural by Jonathon Early, in the Garden Room at the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London

Detail of the mural by Jonathon Early, in the Garden Room at the Geffrye Museum, Shoreditch, London

Later, we ended up crossing the Millenium Bridge, so I got some shots while I was there, ideally the sky would be clear, giving a deep blue rather than the murky look here.

View towards St. Paul's Cathedral from the Millenium Bridge, London

View across Thames towards St. Paul's Cathedral and the Millenium Bridge, London


It was a very nice day out!

2 comments:

Scraps of Bev said...

Great set of photo's Daniel and for hand held captures they are remarkably sharp and the lighting is spot on. What an interesting place to visit..made a note of somewhere we must get to see one of these days!!

I really like the last two shots with the Millennium Bridge..out of interest did you use a tripod for these and any chance of giving the settings!!

Daniel Bridge said...

Hi Bev,

For the first bridge shot, settings were:

ISO400, 0.7s, f/4.5, 31mm (on my 16-45 zoom), supporting the camera on the handrail.

For the second:

ISO100, 6s, f/4.5, 26mm (on the zoom again), resting the camera on the top of a rubbish bin.

I didn't have a tripod with me, so had to improvise. The bin had a flat top, so I could keep it steady for 6 seconds, whereas the handrail was curved so it was still handheld, but with some support.

See you soon,
Daniel