Camden Lock Market - Northern End of the Stables Market

50 votes
Fatta il 25/11/2013
These days Camden is full of markets, covering almost every spare inch of land, however the Camden Lock Market is the one that "made" the area into a trendy place to come. The Camden Lock Market has also grown over the years, although a lot of that growth is the addition of adjacent, but separate Markets, including the Stables Market. Strictly the Camden Lock Market is the part near the Canal and the whole Northern part is the Stables Market, featuring lots (and lots) of Bronze Horse sculptures (they're everywhere). Some of the newer Markets' stalls are quite touristy/consumery, but the area is still a great place to visit.

This is shot at just about the furthest North you can go in the Stables Market. The northern limit is actually the wall at the top of the ramp. If you go up the ramp and follow around the Horse Hospital building there are rows of stalls down the other side of the building leading southwards. The Horse Hospital is itself full of stalls. The shops on the left as you face the ramp have further shops behind them, and as you go South the stalls and shops just seems to endlessly expand. Fairly recently they have even added a quite large underground area of stalls. Unless you know your way around, or are a dedicated explorer, you'll probably miss 70% of it.

On the other side of the road they have also added a large area of new stalls. I could just go on and on... better to come and see it.

This was shot during the week as no way would it have been possible to shoot when it was crowded at the weekend (as it is made from a LOT of photos stitched together). The light shop is one of my favorite places to photograph so I thought I'd include it in my first panorama of the Market not shot from the bottom of the Lock (see my previous pano for that).

I'm not sure if people are interested, but this my second consecutive panorama that (IMHO) is technically a bit unusual. Though since no-one has (so far) voted for the one in the Lock at the South end of the Market maybe it's just me that's interested :-) but that's fine and I'm happy if people just enjoy some(/any) of my work...

Anyway, the one in the Lock was interesting as it was shot entirely freehand, the walls were very close (which is a parallax nightmare) I only had a couple of minutes to shoot it and I was immediately above a reflective surface (which so far only one person has commented on - oh and no, the water wasn't photoshopped).

This one is my first ever spherical panorama not using a Fisheye lens. I took 26 photos with a 14mm lens, using a length of cotton and a weight to help with my position. It is also easily my highest resolution Panorama, at just over 211MP (vs. 19MP and 55-56MP for the 8mm and 12mm ones respectively). Adding to the fun was squeezing it into ViewAt's 10MB file size limit - the stitched compressed TIF is 1.1GB and it used over 45GB of temporary disk space during stitching. It's also the first panorama I've uploaded as a zip of 6 faces rather than a JPEG, as the rate of JPEG conversions hanging-up part way through was getting too much.

Oh, and yes it took ages to stitch, I stitched it something like 6-8 times, the only big problem was sorting out the multi-umbrella thing, which took about 3 goes to sort, after that is was just choosing the people to include and what shot of them to use.

BTW the previous tough ones that also required me to come up with new ways of shooting were the Hungerford Bridge, with the parallax from all those railings that were very close to me (my first attempt didn't go well). Those were made worse by shooting quickly as lots of stuff was happening that I wanted to capture. The second one was the British Museum Atrium with that roof!

I'm still not tempted to use a Tripod or Pano head though, even if the cotton does get tangled more often than I'd like...

John

P.S. I didn't think this was possible - I got a real buzz out of making it work. I hope some people enjoy it :-)
Continue reading +

Latitudine: 51° 32' 33" N, Longitudine: -0° 8' 55" E see »

Luogo: United Kingdom

Panoramas by John Michael Leslie

Type:
Map List

George Michael Memorial Garden in Highgate, London

sphere

I'd never been to Highgate (which is well-named as it's impressively high to walk up to) until very recently, where I found this memorial garden to...

Victoria and Albert Museum London, the Garden

sphere

The V&A is the World's largest museum for decorative art and design, with over 4.5 million objects (not all of which are on display at any one...

Millennium Bridge, London

sphere

The Millennium Bridge crosses the River Thames between St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern Art Museum. Looking around many sites can be seen,...

Chapter House, Westminster Abbey, London

sphere

(From English Heritage) Built by the royal masons in 1250, the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey was originally used in the 13th century by...

Sky Garden at the Walkie Talkie, London

sphere
30 votes

The Sky Garden is at the very top of the Walkie Talkie building in London (aka 20 Fenchurch Street). It's free to visit although you usually need...

Carnaby Street, London

sphere

Well, it might be nothing like as trendy as it was in the Sixties, but Carnaby Street still packs in the crowds. Don't forget to look up, and also...

Koyoto Garden view #2, Holland Park, London

sphere

This is my second panorama of the Koyoto Japanese Garden in Holland Park and I went for a different look this time around. There are some big Coy...

Dutch Garden, Holland Park, London

sphere

Of the three areas of Holland Park that I have so far shot Panoramas in (see also my two panoramas of the Koyoto Japanese Garden, plus one of the...

Ice House and Mural, Holland Park, London

sphere

As I was exploring Holland Park I found many wonderful spaces. Following on from the Koyoto Garden Panorama I published earlier, here you can see...

St. Giles Church, Graveyard and Church Hall, Ickenham

sphere
10 votes

This is my local Church is West London. The oldest parts of the church, the Nave and Chancel, date to 1335. This shot shows the Church, Church Hall...

St. Giles Church, Ickenham

sphere

This is my local Church is West London. When I was young I was told some parts of the entrance to the Church dated back to Saxon times (i.e. years...

Kyoto Japanese Garden, Holland Park, London

sphere

I'd walked past Holland Park so many times but had never been in, then I saw an article in the Evening Newspaper on Bike rides in London that...

Brompton Cemetery, London, #3

sphere

I think this is the most photogenic of the private Mausoleums, although there are several other good candidates. Note it's quite hard to shoot...

Brompton Cemetery, London, #2

sphere

When I first found the Cemetery, a couple of days before I shot these Panoramas, I had my GH4 camera with me and took some photos that came out...

Brompton Cemetery, London, #1

sphere

Despite living in London basically all my life I'd never been here before. I was going from Earls Court down towards the River Thames and decided...

London from Primrose Hill

sphere

The view looking out over London from Primrose Hill, which is just to the North of Regents Park. You can see many notable London landmarks,...

Covent Garden is Falling Down

sphere
10 votes

Okay, not quite, British artist Alex Chinneck has extended the popular street performer meme of someone appearing to sit in thin air to a whole...

Under the Clock at St. Pancras Railway Station, London

sphere

For those that followed the hint to look under the clock in my original St. Pancras Panorama...

St. Pancras Railway Station, London

sphere
30 votes

St. Pancras was extensively renovated between 2001-2007 at a cost of £800 million (in no small part as it's the London terminus for the Eurostar...

Abbey Road, London

sphere
13 votes

This was shot between the Zebra Crossing made famous by The Beatles on the cover of their Abbey Road album and the Abbey Road Recording Studio. The...

pagine: 1 2 3
View all the authors » Find out more about John Michael Leslie »