One of our local supermarkets has huge floor to ceiling windows which are alternately clear glass, and transparent orange panels. Visually they make a fascinating expanse of glass, and as this wall faces the afternoon sun, when the sun shines those panels just light up in a remarkable way. I have featured them in iPhone images on this blog – see below.
…….and to give you some indication of the size here’s an after-dark image that’s been sitting on my hard drive for a year and a bit.
This past week we were back there shopping, and the sun was intermittently shining. My G10 was in my pocket, as usual. My fingers were itching to try a shot, but dare I? Fellow photographers have been ‘spoken to’ by over-vigilant security staff in the main shopping arcades elsewhere in the town for taking images on ‘private’ property and no doubt this supermarket also counts as private property. Above me I could see the security camera housings watching my every move. But I thought: what’s the worst that can happen? I get told to delete the images from my hard drive and get ‘spoken to’. So I risked it, cradling the camera nonchalantly in the palm of my hand all set up and ready to fire, strolling up the aisles waiting for someone to complete the scene.
Amazingly I got what I wanted and despite the camera nestling in the palm of my hand, the horizon was within half a degree of dead straight (I can’t manage that at eye level usually!). And I caught a bunch of people just about right. And this is the full frame image that I captured – how the heck did I get that right! Most importantly I never felt the tap on the shoulder from officialdom. I pocketed the camera and walked out. Job done.