An architectural shot from the dPS photowalk last February. Going to this kind of gatherings is always fun, you get to know some nice people, rediscover parts of town you never paid a lot of attention to, and learn a lot just by observing what are all the other photographers taking pictures of. One might expect that after following a determined route pretty much everyone would snap similar photos, but nothing further from reality…
During the last years prior to going digital I was shooting almost exclusively black and white film. For some reason, I have done it so much lately, so it was fun trying it for a little bit.
This picture was taken right after the big snow in London last Christmas, when the airports got closed and almost everyone tried to stay at home. I went for a walk from home to the almost empty Canary Wharf, it was wonderfully refreshing seeing all the normally crowded places completely empty. Somehow the black and white fitted well the mood of the day. Enjoy!
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One of my favorite locations in London is the abandoned Battersea power station, located by the riverside in West London, in the Southern shore. The building is really an iconic landmark that has been featured countless times in different contexts, from the album cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals to the more recent filming of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Night. After many years of operation, Battersea power station (that used to be a coal-fired power plant) hasn’t been used for its initial purpose since 1983, and ever since a number of ideas on what to do with the building popped up.
The day I took this picture we had a particularly nice saturday afternoon in London, I took all my gear out to take advantage of the latest summer daylight and went for a photowalk around Battersea power station hoping for some dramatic skies and light effects. Once all the sunlight was gone and I had taken the compulsory twilight-at-the-Thames shots and played a bit with light trails, I felt like I deserved a beer, and so headed to Covent Garden piazza to meet a friend there. Continue reading The Sphelix