1960’s Nostalgia

ND – Dark, Blue

I like this recent shot…
…of the Ringway Centre that lines the south side of Birmingham’s Smallbrook Queensway. With construction commencing in 1959, this architectural icon is still handsome in a certain light, but wear and tear and the usual weathering and darkening of the originally pristine concrete surface have faded it from previous glory.

In an effort to capture its halcyon days the sepia tone and extra vignetting that I’ve added is an attempt to give it a more classical feel of the time when it was new.

Smallbrook Queensway

Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G AF-S VR @ 122mm, Exposure 1/250 @ F11, ISO 200, Broad daylight but post-processed to increase the concrete's natural sepia tone and 'age' it further with a strong vignette

It was also impressive to construct as some of the structure was clearly challenging.

Have fun,

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About nakedigit

I have legs and a camera. I also occasionally use a passport. The camera with my brightest lenses can almost (almost) see in the dark. So the only thing stopping me from putting it all together regardless of where and when i am is, well, me really! However, when i don't completely muck it up the results may end up here on this blog and also my Flickr page. I now Twitter and a website is coming... ND August 2010
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