This Friday, just passed, I was in London to catch A Bigger Splash at the Tate Modern. My usual modus operandi is to travel into town a few hours earlier and walk the streets, but the rain forced me to think indoors and in doorways as well as underground. Not so easy as you might think.
I have been a little tired of all the vanishing point images that have become so common, but this walk way to the Northern line from Charing Cross station was too good to miss. I walked passed it and down to the platform determined to not take the shot. I got to the platform… and I really couldn’t help it and went all the way back for the shot. Actually draws you in to the VP with the intense lines and implicit horizon.
There’s always a new take on the usual trains and tunnels underground and I did consider just spending a few hours travelling on the underground. All that time I’ve spent travelling via Bank – did you know the tunnels aren’t straight?!
Well, you saw the shot from yesterday. I ended up in another station!
Still determined to avoid transport, I ended up at St Martin In The Fields. Not really a church person, photography or otherwise, but the light and space was really lovely.
Last destination, the Tate Modern with Mrs The Stormtroopers Are Coming!
I do hope you enjoyed this set. My street work tends to be always at a quite high aperture – f/8 or f/11. If your camera is capable of high ISO, with an elegant noise, I suggest doing the same. It’s so much easier to zone focus without eyes and constantly shooting at open apertures just because it’s a little dark is not improving creativity.
Bring on the noise!