Blue Hues

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.

About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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4 Responses to Blue Hues

  1. Mark says:

    Very nice colours Andy.


  2. oneowner says:

    No need to “correct the verticals”, it’s fine just the way it is. I gave up trying to get it right in camera everytime when I got more proficient in digital editing. It’s very liberating.


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