I must have looked a bit strange, standing on top of a wheelie bin leaned up against
the wall, juggling tripod and camera in the drizzle, all to get the angle I wanted. I was
trying to avoid converging verticals which is what happens when you tilt the camera up
to shoot something high. To make sure the verticals (the edges of the building in this
case) stay parallel you need to get the camera high enough so you’re shooting straight ahead and
not tilting it up. Hence the wheelie bin.
It was my second or third attempt at this shot after not being happy with the previous
results. This time I waited for a wet Friday night because I wanted the reflections off
the street and the lights on in the hairdresser’s windows downstairs. It’s a great
painting by a great artist and I’m happy with the way the shot turned out, especially
the contrast of warm and cold colours. Art by Adnate, Slicer, Itch.
Image ID 1811