This, ladies and gentlemen, is Wollaton Hall in Nottingham (England). It’s better known as the home of Batman. Or, Bruce Wayne for that matter.
Last Summer Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale and all the crew took over the hall of a building for a week last summer (2011) to film scenes of the new Wayne Manor for the movie The Dark Knight Rises.
All credits go to Richard Shepherd, who used his Nokia 808 PureView to capture these images.
These images are taken within about 5 minutes of each other. Timing is extremely important, because there’s only a short time per day where the lighting is perfect for that spooky glow. It’s the Golden Hour or “Magic hour” as famous cinematographer Nestor Almendros once called it. “It is the moment when the sun sets, and after the sun sets and before it is night. The sky has light, but there is no actual sun. The light is very soft, and there is something magic about it. (…) It gives some kind of magic look, a beauty and romanticism”.
I think I can speak for all when I say that these images are indeed beautiful. Not only the lighting is great, also the object and the story behind it all build to the image in your head when you look at these pictures. Immerse yourself. Click on the images for the Flickr link to get to a higher resolution. Please don’t forget to do so, since the images look much better in their original size!
Thank you Richard, for sharing this with us!