Colour can be bold, colour can be subtle. Pre-digital, I became increasingly disenchanted with my colour work as a small amount of under or over exposure usually ruined an image. Not so with B&W work where, as the processor, I had the ability to ‘rescue’ images where exposure was not absolutely perfect.
Now in the digital era there is a level playing field. All my images are shot in colour, some are converted. Although I still aim to get it right in camera, every image is tweaked during processing to extract the best quality.
Today’s image is all about subtlety. Shot in Central London, I was attracted to the tall glass frontage of this building. A variety of factors (internal and external) combined to create a subtle palette of colours across this image – no two adjacent panels being absolutely the same colour. Essentially it’s a pattern image. I resisted the temptation to correct the verticals – it was shot with a wide angle lens. Maybe I will return again later in the year and use a longer lens.