Flying High Above Selfridges [image details]


The Selfridges at the Bullring in Birmingham, England, has always been something that I have wanted to photograph in a long time. Having read and seen pictures about it in UK photographic magazines, I first saw the building during a visit to Birmingham in 2006. Unfortunately, that visit was more about work than pleasure, and I didn’t get the chance to take pictures of it. On my recent trip to the UK, I made visiting Birmingham (and the Bullring) a priority when I planned my travel itinerary. The building certainly did not disappoint! What made the picture even more special was when a seagull in flight soared into view just as I was about the click the shutter. I have done some “cleaning” of the discs in Photoshop (water stains made the original a little too distracting) and have applied a high-pass filter effect to enhance the contrast of the striking patterns.

Category: Architecture and Decisive Moment and TravelSaturday, 18 Dec 2010 04:38 pm