Lunch Break Texting

The King’s Cross Area of London has been undergoing a huge renovation programme for several years. I visited the area recently and was amazed at the changes. Part of the University of the Arts has moved into a block of buildings just north of the Grand Union Canal.


Students spill out during the lunch hour which is when I spotted this young lady, one among many, sitting on the steps down to the canal, enjoying the warm sunshine.

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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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10 Responses to Lunch Break Texting

  1. oneowner says:

    You have a way of seeing a scene in a graphic sense. In this shot, the girl seems juxtaposed onto the scene. Very nice.


    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Ken. I liked the way she was positioned on the steps, and the background patterned hoarding held the whole image together and surprisingly didn’t feel obtrusive. I debated whether to include the thin sliver of blue close to the top of the hoarding. Taking it out, the image seemed to lose something so I left it in. Geometry is featuring in more and more of my urban and street images these days. My son is a graphic designer. Maybe ‘graphics’ is in the blood!


  2. says:

    I liked it because of the symmetry and more so the hedge in the background. Great capture!


  3. Len says:

    Like the simplicity of the composition with the subject contrasting with the steps nicely. The lines of the rail and the great green background make this a super image Andy.


  4. ehpem says:

    I like that hoarding too – it is a bit disorienting since it looks natural at first, but also looks like vegetation floating on water, or something. It sure makes the picture. And I noticed that thin blue line almost right away, it helped me sort out the true nature of the hoarding (though I thought it was a painted wall, which I suppose it is, temporarily).


  5. Very clever composition, well done


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