Queen’s House, Greenwich

Black and white photo of the courtyard at the Queen's House, Greenwich

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Location: the Queen’s House, Greenwich

Camera: Nikon D810

Lens: Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

The story behind Queen’s House, Greenwich

If you like symmetry and repeating shapes then the Queen’s House in Greenwich is well worth checking out. In addition to this courtyard area, there are colonnades extending either side of the building and a lovely symmetrical view to the front. And, of course, there are the fabulous Tulip Stairs inside.

I wasn’t sure how I was going to process this one when I took it but it quickly became clear that this high-key treatment was the way to go. I took the shot on a drab and overcast day, so there were no strong shadows. That resulted in a cleaner, more pleasing image.

If you’re going to Greenwich, you should also check out the Old Royal Naval College and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. The whole area is packed with history (including the rebuilt Cutty Sark), so it’s well worth visiting in its own right.