The Great Courtyard by pasttheirprime

The Great Courtyard

This is the great courtyard at the British Museum and I love it. I tried to get a good shot earlier in the year but failed to do it justice. The experience also included me being told off by one of the staff for

a) using a tripod and
b) being a trip hazard because I was sat on the stairs.

I’ve been called many things over the years but a trip hazard was a first.

Anyway, undaunted and with knowledge of the @snaggy secret viewing portal I have tried again. On both occasions the weather was miserable, wet and cloudy and therefore not showing off the roof to its best advantage. So I decided this time to take it when it got dark. This is a four pano long exposure shot, no tripod, but resting the camera on a ledge.

For some reason it keeps reminding me on a scene from Encounters of the 3rd Kind when they are trying to communicate with the spaceship. But then that’s just me I guess.

All the best
Shady
Another one of my favourite places - we visited here often...who knows, you may have been one of the trip hazards that I spent a lot of time muttering about ;)
November 28th, 2016  
Brilliant shot - fav!
November 28th, 2016  
I find the association to Close Encounter of the 3rd Kind obvious. I almost hear the horns blasting the Williams theme out seeing the coloured light strip in the upper part of the picture :-)
November 28th, 2016  
Fantastic capture for sure! Fav!
November 28th, 2016  
Fantastic
November 28th, 2016  
Lee
Good shot Trip, I'll hazard a guess you won't be using a tripod there again now you have the shot you wanted.
November 28th, 2016  
I'm ashamed to say I've never been there, though my kids have... you've inspired me & I'm going to go and be a trip hazard!
November 28th, 2016  
Amazing shot - fav :-)
November 28th, 2016  
Fantastic shot. Only ever been once as a child. I'd like to again now
November 28th, 2016  
Wonderful image of this beautiful building, reminds me I need to visit again soon
November 28th, 2016  
Wow... what a fantastic space! Excellent shot!
November 28th, 2016  
stunning
November 28th, 2016  
Very awesome. Fav
November 28th, 2016  
other people do a much better job of this than i have ever managed. wonderful
November 28th, 2016  
Terrific pov - worth getting told off for :)
November 28th, 2016  
This is stunning Fav
November 28th, 2016  
Fantastic shot, symmetry, perspective, lines
November 28th, 2016  
The place is so dramatic. And the courtyard encapsulates the vastness of the collection to me. Loving your tags too ;)
November 28th, 2016  
Great shot!
November 28th, 2016  
Great shot
November 28th, 2016  
excellent
November 28th, 2016  
It's a great place isn't it. You have captured it beautifully despite your obstacles.
November 28th, 2016  
Fav
November 28th, 2016  
Amazing capture. With the people so tiny you really get the enormity of the place.
November 29th, 2016  
Great lines
November 29th, 2016  
Quite a wonderful shot. I have simply got to remember the secret viewing place, if I ever get back there again. What a fabulous POV.
November 29th, 2016  
@littlequeenie the tags are the best bit! ;) Stu
November 29th, 2016  
Amazing!
November 29th, 2016  
This is amazing. So much detail and an amazing POV
November 29th, 2016  
@pasttheirprime so so vain
November 29th, 2016  
fabulous composition ... fav
November 29th, 2016  
Mr Trip-Hazard! Wow!! You've well and truly exceeded yourself here. This is gorgeous. So impressive a shot I'm speechless. Total FAV.
November 29th, 2016  
Brilliant stuff -- so well executed. Although isn't that mirror in top left a spoiler; it drove me nuts earlier this year.
November 29th, 2016  
Fantastic even though a "trip hazard"
December 1st, 2016  
Congratulations! Very deserving of making it to the Top Twenty! FAV!
December 12th, 2016  
Love this!
December 14th, 2016  
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