As I entered this remarkable place, I had to put down the camera gear and just gaze at the grandeur of my surroundings. I had seen many photos of The Long Room prior to my visit but, quite frankly, photos just don't do this space justice. This is simply one of those places that one must experience in real life. The first thing that impressed me wasn't actually the length of the room but rather its perfect symmetry. The beautiful warm side lighting from each row of bookshelves was the next thing that made this such a special room. The Long Room did present some challenges as far as photographing. The length of the room, the dark ceiling, the strong side lighting all contributed in making this a difficult image to make.