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Image title: London Tate Modern Power Hall afternoon sunlight. (bw)

London Tate Modern Power Hall afternoon sunlight. (bw)

The afternoon sunlight streams in through the windows above the entrance to Tate Modern. The five vertical windows and shadows on the sloping floor create a stark visual composition. The crack in the floor coming out of the lower right corner upsets the 'purity' of the image.


I tried a shot with silhouetted people in the foreground taking photos, but the composition wasn't right. I opted instead to capture the scene with no people in it. The extreme black and white is reminiscent of Grand Central Station or the movie Citizen Kane. The Tate Modern is an unmissable attraction, I love it. Visit www.tate.org.uk/

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London Tate Modern Power Hall afternoon sunlight. (bw)

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Filename:
LonTateModBwA608.jpg

ID number:
9837

Technical details:
Canon EOS 550 D / Tamron 18-270mm zoom lens The photo was taken with just the automatic settings flash disabled. The image was naturally monochrome. No desaturation was necessary.

London, architecture, black and white

Date created:
2010-06-09

Aidan O'RourkeAidan O'Rourke has been active in photography and online media since 1995. He has documented the development of the local area in his Eyewitness website (1997-2005) and as a contributor to books, publications and the Manchester Evening News. He runs his Eyewitness photography walks in Manchester, Liverpool and other locations. He offers one-to-one tuition in Photography and Languages. He is a high-level speaker of German and can offer photography walks and tours through the medium of German. Visit www.aidan.co.uk

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