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.
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM : f/16.0, 1/200 sec, 19 mm, ISO 400.