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Great Court, British Museum

At the centre of the British Museum is the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court (or simply known as the Great Court). The cylindrical Reading Room lies in the middle, and a massive steel and glass provides a skylight for the courtyard it encloses.

I was trying to find a good vantage point from which to shoot this magnificent structure, and after walking around the court yard, I spotted an open window on the 3rd level of the galleries which might be a good spot.

Excitedly I went up to the 3rd floor and am glad to find that the window is accessible and unobstructed. I decided to go for a panoramic stitch as I wanted as much coverage both vertically and horizontally. The glass skylight has also created a slight green cast, which was corrected during post-processing.

The Great Court, British Museum
The Great Court, British Museum

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