The Natural History Museum

I’ve decided to spend the summer exploring London and doing all those things that Londoners can ignore because, well, we can see them anytime. Last weekend I dragged my faithful photographic pal Hildi Rowland along to the NHM with promises of dinosaurs and giant whales.

Hildi and the Whale

Kudos to her for coming with me on a sunny afternoon that could have been spent outside in a park.

The Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London

There were lots of different types of light inside the museum so there was a bit of experimenting with white balance, and then the sheer number of people and colours amongst some really cool treasures just begged for slow shutter speeds to be used.

The Dinosaur

The Giant Sequoia

The giant sequoia is pretty cool if you get a chance to see it, all the writing on the trunk mark its size when world events happened. This tree was 1300 years old – it’s seen some pretty phenomenal stuff. Obviously the white balance was totally off here, but I love the colours it produced.

Great day all round. Hildi has a D30 which produced some pretty phenomenal shots. She seemed to have  much easier time with the white balance than I did.

Hildi and her D30

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~ by Simone Elviss on April 18, 2010.

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