Gherkin Building (30 St. Mary Axe) – City of London - architect Norman Foster
Back home from holidays with a new photo to say hello, get back into shape and add a new image to the tutorial on architectural photography that I'm working on.
If you want to read something about me, here's an article by Christopher O'Donnell about my work published recently in Photography Blogger with a view over my portfolio and some thoughts about my photography.
The Gherkin building is a famous building 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 much correction in PP.
B&W conversion & editing: LR4, PS CS5 & Silver Efex Pro2