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A detailed city
As a respite from the bug macros, I thought I’d pay a visit to one of my favourite North American cities, Vancouver.
I thoroughly enjoyed prowling round the most modern parts of this city, playing with angles and snapping details that caught my eye.
I often convert my shots of architecture to black and white to bring out the interesting shapes and patterns.
It can be fun to zoom in tight.
Or pull back for a wider view.
Sorting out converging lines can be tricky with tall buildings but sometimes it’s fun not to bother…
…or to go mad:
Reflections are always a lot of fun.
I did allow some colour, sometimes a lot of colour:
I hope you enjoyed my architectural safari. Vancouver really is a super city and there is, of course, much more to it than its modern architecture. More another time. I will leave you now with this thought: what’s not to like about a city that has a giant lego orca?
Shooting the City
On the whole, I find photography a solitary activity, and I am happy with that. I very rarely go out shooting in a group. When I do, I usually end up deleting the images I take; I just can’t seem to relax into it.
But a couple of years ago I did enjoy a stroll around the City of London with fellow members of a Flickr group, T189 Oct-Dec 2008. All members of this group, which I administer, took the Open University’s short digital photography course in Oct-Dec 2008.
Although activity in the group has gradually waned over the years, there is still a core of supportive and keen digital shooters and it was a pleasure to meet some of them in person on our City photo walk.
And I didn’t delete every image.