Tag : shadow

Wall Shadow

I find shadows intriguing. Many times, they are more interesting than the subjects that create them. Particularly when the light is low, distorted shadows can lose their recognisability and take on multiple meanings. This shot utilised both shadows and street art to create an interesting juxtaposition.

Cyclist in Sunlight

Bridges can be a great location for street photography. They often act as a magnet for shadows and interesting silhouettes. London Bridge is a maze of interconnecting tunnels, pathways and staircases. It is also nearly always bustling, with a pool of people coming and going that are potential subjects.

Couple in Shadow

London Bridge is a haphazard jungle of intersecting roads, tunnels, station entrances, a bus terminal and hidden walkways. I love it. On bright sunny days, shafts of light cut across its many junctions, creating constantly changing shadows and silhouettes. This particular shot involved standing in the middle of traffic risking life and limb. I felt it was worth the risk!

Shadow Talk

London Bridge can be a great place to capture long shadows juxtaposed against some dramatic sculptures and architecture. In winter months the sun tends to cut across the bridge from the south without being disrupted by tall buildings. This shot happened in slow motion. I saw the opportunity and took a sequence of shots, each time getting several steps closer to the main subject until he caught my eye.