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The roof of the Queen Mother's pavilion

In the Queen Mother's memorial garden at the north east end of Edinburgh's Botanic Garden. The walls of the small interior are covered in patterns of sea shells, and the roof is covered with patterns of fir cones. Beautiful, but very difficult to convey a good impression of it in a photograph. This photograph was taken with a very wide angle lens (Sigma 8-16mm at 8mm) with the camera lying in the middle of the floor looking up.


In order to show the full width of the 8mm capture I've left the slight tilt and slight barrel distortion uncorrected. The angle of view of this lens on my camera (size of sensor comes into it) is a bit more than 90 degrees. So if you jam the camera into a room corner you can see all four walls. Someone standing in the doorway or sitting in a window alcove would have been below the visible horizon of this view.


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Taken on April 7, 2011