A stack of dusty champagne bottles sits in the brick alcove of a cellar. The scene is illuminated by a single, harsh light.

Copped Hall bottles

Nikon D5500, Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G, polarising filter

18mm, f/3.5, 1/200s, ISO 1600. Date: 2016-08-28

hdr tone mapped, cropped, sharpened.

This was taken on an open day at Copped Hall in Upshire, Essex. It's a stately home that has been a ruin since it was burned down in the 1910s, and is not being restored. In the cellar I came across this scene. I took 3 shots bracketed at 0.7EV and processed them as HDR.