This is the second picture from the Heygate shoot. This one was shot on my nikon d40, unlike the last panorama(that was a little canon ixus). Sadly with all the colour and detail this picture was pretty boring.
So to make it (hopefully) a little more interesting I removed the colour and reduced almost to a silhouette
Anybody who has passed through central London in the last few months will have seen the new tower block being built in Southwark. Its called “The Shard” and its massive. When its finished it’ll be bigger than Canary Warf.
Film scanning is a pain. Some scanners have attachments for 35mm stock and only the really expensive ones can scan 120mm. You can send your film off to be fingered by proffesionals, but thats expensive and time consuming. You’re also relying on royal mail, which is never a good plan.
Ghetto Scanner MK1
As negative film is transparent, you need to have some backlight before you really see the detail. You can stick your negatives to the window and let the sun do all the work, but your prone to funny colours & patterns reflecting off whatever is outside
However frosted glass provides a even diffuse light, which averages out the colours reflected from outside. Nine times out of ten frosted glass produces a nice even white-ish light. Perfect for illuminating film.
and here are some results:
I entered a Photography competition last week, one of the themes was “Urban Views. I decided to go out for a quick 1 hour Photo session. I was initially going to take a panorama of Trinity square, because it wonderfully twee.
However I figured that everybody else will be doing that so I decided to do something more “edgy” (I use that word ironically.)
So here is the finished article:
Everything is grey and dull, just like the Heygate estate. There is only one flat in that block that is still occupied. Apparently they are going to smash it down and start again in the coming years, in an attempt to make things better.