Two years have elapsed since my first view of this building – pictured above – on Southbank, a five-minute walk from Tate Modern. It impressed me the first time I saw it by its layered structure and when I passed by it again very early this year I took the opportunity to capture it a second time (image below). In the interim someone has installed something to be proud of, growing on their balcony – an incursion of the countryside into the urban environment. The light was dull and the processing was designed to emphasize that de-saturated feel with the grass dominating the balcony and sited on the intersection of thirds.
I don’t normally care too much for the laws of composition but I’m finding that judges at Camera Clubs are keen to focus on issues such as compositional correctness and sadly some pay little or no attention to the concept of viewing images at an emotional level and so periodically I have to try to behave myself, but it won’t last – I will always be a maverick at heart.