Just as Grafton Street turns South to head down to Dover Street is the upmarket art gallery of Sprueth Magers London. Their display window was being worked on as I passed it last week and the reflection of the sofa and the wooden floor made a great backdrop to the reflected street scene.
I hope you (and the kind people at Sprueth Magers) like it.
You can use long exposure for a variety of effects. A couple of posts ago I showed an image of Brighton’s West Pier. In that example, long exposure was used to flatten to water and to give the sky a dreamy feeling.
In today’s image the long exposure was used to give a feeling of speed and danger. The image was taken from the passenger seat of the car using a 30 second exposure. The movement of the car's brake lights was captured along with the headlights which have passed by on the other side.
The overall feeling of danger was helped by the low ambient lighting.
I hope you like the picture, which reminds me of the back of the original batmobile (see what you think compared to this image by Paul Ward at fineartamerica.com)?
A few of us were talking about street photography and I though that the black and white conversion above worked better than the colour version below. But everyone else though the colour one worked better. I'm still not convinced.
The image was taken last year in Trafalgar Square in London and it was a snatched shot, which was more interesting than I had originally thought.
Good or bad, b&w or colour? Let me know what you think.
Early morning photography can be hard work in winter, but it is also very rewarding. I took this image of the West Pier in Brighton recently on a long exposure, just as the sun was trying to come up. Had it not have been so cloudy, it might have been a better shot. To see more about the pier and its history take a look at the Brighton West Pier trust's web site.
Photographing London, Surrey and beyond. From the top of the Shard to the end of the garden. . .