The perfect part was getting strong sunlight and a blue sky on the right day at the right time. I wanted the picture to have the warm feel of summer days in the 1930’s when this Pavilion was built. Dull and overcast skies would not have helped. The sky is a major influence in a black and white picture.
This picture recommends its self to me because my memory of the day will be getting up at 8am having a leisurely breakfast of Muesli and Toast washed down with a cup or two English Breakfast Tea with good friends. The height of the mid-December sun was just perfect at 10am when I snapped this. None of the vulgar 5am starts for me!
If you haven’t guessed the process yet the soft glow effect was done in camera with a Lensbaby wide open recording only the Infrared light. The strong graphic diagonal shape of the building appeals to me in this composition.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS