Stepped Facade

This is a building I’ve walked past six times in the last few weeks not far from Victoria Station in London. It’s never the same. The light is different, the sky is different, the angle of light is different.

The facade is a canvas on which light paints a picture. It’s not often that we are pleased to see a cloud, but it was a passing cloud that added interest to this image. Without it, it would have been simply fifty shades of blue.



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'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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12 Responses to Stepped Facade

  1. shoreacres says:

    Fifty shades of blue (clever, that!) and what appears to be one little smidgen of green, down in the lower left.

  2. paula graham says:

    Looks a fascinating building, I do like modern architecture as fodder for my camera!

    • LensScaper says:

      Modern architecture is often derided – blank walls of glass are frowned on. But, when I see the glass as a canvas then I forget about the building and simply see the image imprinted on the canvas.

  3. Sue says:

    Well observed, Andy!

  4. Heide says:

    I don’t usually care much for these mirror-clad buildings — but you’ve certainly enhanced my appreciation with this image, Andy! Nicely shot.

    • LensScaper says:

      It’s difficult to find a new building that isn’t glass-clad these days, and it is true that a lot of them lack any architectural merit. It’s what they reflect that interests me rather than the structure per se.

  5. I just had to sit and look at this one for a while. Very nicely done, Andy.

  6. bluebrightly says:

    Reflections are so interesting – I like this a lot, and your write-up is great!

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