Buildings at Funny Angles – Citrus Regularity, London

ND – Gorgeous Hot Sunny, Blue

In the second in my irregular series of…
Buildings at Funny Angles I’ve moved to London and some rather brightly coloured offices at the junction of Shaftesbury Avenue and High Holborn.

I came across these accidentally, and from the shadowed side, rounding a corner to see the brilliant bright sunshine attempting to wash out the retina-burning orange and green of sibling buildings in this development.

A quick walk around the block found the sunny side, and only then did the citric gaudiness exploding from the architects mind become fully apparent, with identical grid like faces at disparate angles offering up the piercing yellows, oranges and lime greens in light and shade along the main road and down the intervening alleyways.

I can’t describe any of this as beautiful, but it certainly earns some award for being so striking and very much out-of-place, bursting from the more traditional stone buildings that much of central London is defined by.

I did however like these buildings as photographic subjects, the lines, angles and colours, against the lucky deep blue sky worked for me.

I’ve done some post-processing here which dropped out the sky to Grey to accentuate the strength of the citrus colours of my subject, however most of the post-processing was to correct barrel distortion, rotate and crop to get the views that I wanted. Barrel distortion correction was particularly important as a key feature of all of these images are the razor-sharp lines, so a slight bow in them all from the otherwise excellent lens I was using simply was not acceptable.

Orange Lime 1

Nikon D700 'FX', Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G AF-S VR @ 80mm, Exposure 1/200 @ F8, ISO 400, F8 to improve the Depth of Field


Yellow 2

Nikon D700 'FX', Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G AF-S VR @ 70mm, Exposure 1/400 @ F8, ISO 400


Citrus Tone

Nikon D700 'FX', Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G AF-S VR @ 70mm, Exposure 1/320 @ F8, ISO 400


Orange Lime 2

Nikon D700 'FX', Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G AF-S VR @ 75mm, Exposure 1/160 @ F8, ISO 400


Yellow 1

Nikon D700 'FX', Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G AF-S VR @ 100mm, Exposure 1/320 @ F8, ISO 400

I suddenly feel like a cool fruit punch 🙂

Part 3 can be found Here.

Have fun,
ND

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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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