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This is the Tate Modern art gallery in London - for the benefit of people who aren't familiar with London its in an old Victorian power station. This is a shot of the entrance chamber which is the old turbine room - its a huge cavernous cathedral-like space which is often used for large installations. When I visited recently an Icelandic artist had installed a big artificial sun at one end of the room together with mirrors on the ceiling and smoke generators. The room was full of people gazing at the sun - shades of some sort of ancient pagan sun-worshipping ceremony without the messy human sacrifice!

This was taken on Ilford Delta 3200 a very fast B&W film. I used a 24mm lens to try and capture some sense of the huge size of the room. I saw these two people sillhouetted against the sun and took the picture from below them kneeling on the stairwell behind them. The figures on the ceiling are the reflections of the people below.

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