KellyMcCann
KellyMcCann

Riverwalk



Curved exterior of a residential development on Millbank, London.

Curved exterior of a residential development on Millbank, London.
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3 Comments | Report
billiejean
 
billiejean October 18, 2016
You've ever so slightly broke my eye! All I'm seeing when I blink is lines!
Great contrast
tinyspike11
 
tinyspike11 February 28, 2017
You hav great stuff :)
tinyspike11
 
tinyspike11 February 28, 2017
You hav great stuff :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph of a new residential development was taken on Millbank in London, just on the north side of Vauxhall Bridge. I spotted the curved balconies while I was out cycling and came back the next day with my camera.
Time
It was shot at around 1pm on a sunny day in August this year. There were a few clouds around which added some welcome detail in the sky.
Lighting
As it was lunch time, the sun was high in the sky which maximised the shadows on the underside of the balconies and reflected on the front sides. This provided a really strong contrast for the image which was essential in creating drama.
Equipment
I used my Canon 5D Mark III with a 24 - 105mm lens, I didn't need anything else for this image.
Inspiration
I wanted to capture the uniform curves of the balcony edges. Shot directly upwards from below creates a dramatic effect and removes the detail from between the balcony edges which in turn, helps to remove context and add mystery. I love to take elements of a building away from their surroundings leaving only interesting shapes and textures and this structure is a perfect candidate.
Editing
I desaturated the image in Photoshop and I raised the contrast. There was a branch on one side covering part of the sky and some of the building, I removed this using the clone tool as I had been unable to take the shot without it in the frame but I wanted the final image to be as clean and simple as possible. I also rotated the image 90 degrees counter clockwise for a more interesting perspective.
In my camera bag
I usually just carry my Canon 5D Mark III and a spare battery. Sometimes I take a tripod with me but I don't use it that often.
Feedback
My advice for this type of photography is to try shooting from as many angles as you can. For this shot it worked best from directly below, as close as I could get to the building but it might be that a level, straight on shot works best depending on the structure and which elements you are trying to highlight. I do find sometimes that rotating the image during post processing can have unexpectedly interesting results so it doesn't hurt to look at it from a different perspective.

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