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/
London Tate Modern Power Hall afternoon sunlight. (bw)
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