Saturday, 6 February 2016

Man vs Architecture and breezy balconies!

On an extraordinary windswept Saturday morning congregating in More London, I joined a hardy band of Polly's London Street Photography Meetup photogs shooting the theme Man vs Architecture. We were looking for reflections, scale, isolating lone individuals, "picking off the weak!" And then of course, shooting them.

We were wondering if we should take it in turns to sit in the auditorium space to add the 'man' element, but luckily three boys decided to entertain themselves by running hither and thither and leaping from each level. Perfect for us to train our lenses on them.

I pointed out the possibilities of 'the dark star' and a reflection to produce a giant bat, and somehow we managed to photograph it without annoying the PwC security.

This is a monochrome challenge for me but there's a wonderful red wall and flashes of yellow that I'd like to revisit. It's not as if I'd have too far to travel for future forays. So watch this space!

To warm up our cold bones and grab some hot food, we retired to the begrudging hospitality of The News Building. Our officious security wanted to make it a 'special' welcome, assuring us that they'd be watching. After a late lunch we braved the even breezier 14th floor balcony performing our own Man vs Wind.

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