Posts by Category: Architecture

Picture Window

Taken by Caz on Tuesday, 18th July 2006

Picture WindowTitle: Picture Window
Location: Barbican, London
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 75-300mm USM IS
Notes: Out on an evening photowalk around London Wall, the reflection of the Barbican towers in the windows of an office block caught my eye. I love all the distortion – and the colour contrast between the two buildings.

First Adventure With A DSLR

Taken by Caz on Saturday, 7th February 2004

In February 2004 I got my first Digital SLR – a Canon EOS300D, about the same time a friend also got one, and we spent a great day roaming about on the South Bank in London. Here are my best shots from the day:

Proximity
Title: Proximity
Location: City of London
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 18-55mm EF
Notes: I was interested in the juxtaposition of styles here – the venerable old stone Georgian architecture, in close proximity to the sleek modern glass of the Gherkin.

Movie Tag
Title: Movie Tag
Location: London Bridge
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 18-55mm EF
Notes: Walking across London Bridge, I came across this graffiti tag which had been scrawled on the shiny metal handrail. I liked the colour pop treatment.

Life Imitates Art
Title: Life Imitates Art
Location: South Bank
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 18-55mm EF
Notes: The real tree is the art, or is it the artificial one?

A Girl In Pink
Title: A Girl In Pink
Location: South Bank
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 18-55mm EF
Notes: I was lining up my shot of City Hall when she came trotting down the stairs. Colour pop again emphasised her and made her stand out from the blue tones background.

House Of The Rising Sun Title: House Of The Rising Sun
Location: Tate Modern, London
Camera: Canon EOS 300D / Canon 18-55mm EF
Notes: The Weather Exhibition was an installation in the spectacular main Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern on London’s South Bank. A fast ISO equivalent film speed helped to capture the misty atmosphere in the hall.

Duo From La Villette

Taken by Caz on Thursday, 22nd April 1999

Into The Géode Title: Into The Géode
Location: Parc de la Villette, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 100 / Canon 28-105mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This is part of the Musée des Sciences et de l’Industrie complex in La Parc de la Vilette, north east Paris. This looks rather sinister and Orwellian, as if the humans are about to enter some great munching machine. The building was built to be an abbatoir before being turned into the museum. This was one of the 15 images I used to gain my ARPS distinction in 1999.

Cité de la Musique Title: Cité de la Musique
Location: Parc de la Villette, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 100 / Vivitar 19-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This is part of the Cité de la Musique complex in La Parc de la Vilette, north east Paris. The architecture is varied and contemporary. I though this bit looked like a spacecraft had just landed. Another one of the 15 images I used to gain my ARPS distinction in 1999.

Deux At La Défense

Taken by Caz on Wednesday, 21st April 1999

Japan Bridge Title: Japan Bridge
Location: La Défense, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 100 / Vivitar 19-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: The symmetry of the bridge and its position spanning between two huge office blocks was what attracted my attention. This was one of the 15 images I used to gain my ARPS distinction in 1999.

Sihouettes On The Steps Title: Sihouettes On The Steps
Location: La Défense, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 100 / Vivitar 19-35mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: I was looking at the composition of the steps when the two figures came into view at the top. I waited until they were on the brink of stepping onto the flight before taking the shot. Another one of the 15 images I used to gain my ARPS distinction in 1999.