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Photography: Buildings

1 Esso service station

The seasons are changing in England and so I had a lot of sunshine at the weekend and that gave me different things to worry about, like long shadows. I tried to get some photographs of buildings, because they hold more local interest. It’s a change from the usual landscape photography.

1 Darlaston leisure centre

I took several shots of this leisure centre. The sky was very blue, but in my other shots it was much paler blue and the photos were over-exposed. I have to get used to the increased light after the dreary days of winter. I can now use faster speeds and lower ISO settings. I have some filters to experiment with too.

1 The Brunswick at night

The light in this shot was totally different. Often for night shots you have to use a very slow speed. I tried a few settings and aperture priority didn’t work too well. I decided to try shutter speed priority and started with quite a slow speed and kept increasing the shutter speed until I got a shot that balanced the light. This shot isn’t great, but about as good as I will get it without using a tripod.

spooky pub

This picture of an old pub, looks quite spooky. All these buildings are unusual and make good subjects for photographs. Making a record of what they look like is also contributing to local history.

It’s Spring in just 2 days time and so it will be more pleasant going out taking photographs. I can see daffodils in my garden about to bloom and there will be bluebells in the woods followed by an array of millions of flowers lining the banks of the river as the season progresses. There will be lots to see and photograph. Which of today’s photos do you like? Please share your thoughts in the comments box. You can also follow me on Twitter.

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3 Responses

  1. Pingback: Black Country photography | Mike10613's Blog

  2. Hi Mike, Wow, what a tough week for me to decide which photo I like best. The bright blue skies really draw me in and I especially like the leisure center architecture set against the sky. The pub is spooky, especially with the white square next to it.

    But I have to say my favourite this week is the night photo. The red sky and your editing make that picture especially powerful!

    March 19, 2014 at 21:00

  3. Hi Carolyn,

    That white square is weird. I think it must have been a a bill board for a while. I took a lot of shots of that pub at night. It’s the first time I’ve seen it without cars on the front. The sky was too red in most of the shots. I still got glare from the street light, but every shot is a compromise. I never considered a shot of that leisure centre before. That shot was over-exposed but I fixed it with editing. Thanks for visiting, glad you liked them!

    March 19, 2014 at 23:30

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