Gherkin Building (30 St. Mary Axe) – City of London – architect Norman Foster
This building is a famous one in London and since it’s so famous, it’s also very photographed. Thus it’s somehow difficult to come up with something new, as for the point of view and composition. And that’s what I tried to do here.
I also have the more classical shots from near and looking upwards, also some abstract ones, but after taking all the above I was still feeling that I need something else.
So I started moving around, searching for different views (moving around is really number one in getting you a different look) and this is what one can see from a couple of streets down, looking up above another lower rise building that’s in between and using a longer lens to get close.
The longer lens also helps in keeping your verticals parallel so no need for too much correction in post-processing.
B&W conversion & editing: LR4, PS CS5 & Silver Efex Pro2
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