OtherPhoto Competition

Light from a Gherkin

Theme: Energy
Award: Highly Commended
Photographer: Adam Shortall
I took this photo purely to show off how the sunlight had reflected off of the Gherkin, London. The image is in no way edited other than a few contrasts and brightness tweaks. When I was at the scene I consciously took the photo in black and white, as this showed off the patterns that were being reflected onto the floor. I am glad I took the photo with the tree in, as, even though it is not the main point of focus, it gives an underlying message of it being reliable on the reflections from the buildings as its main light source. I think this shows off the theme of energy quite well. As the photo is in black and white, I think it makes the image appear cold, lacking energy, however with the added light from the reflections, I think it shows off our dependency of light and energy to survive, once again emphasising the point of the tree.I took this photo purely to show off how the sunlight had reflected off of the Gherkin, London. The image is in no way edited other than a few contrasts and brightness tweaks. When I was at the scene I consciously took the photo in black and white, as this showed off the patterns that were being reflected onto the floor. I am glad I took the photo with the tree in, as, even though it is not the main point of focus, it gives an underlying message of it being reliable on the reflections from the buildings as its main light source. I think this shows off the theme of energy quite well. As the photo is in black and white, I think it makes the image appear cold, lacking energy, however with the added light from the reflections, I think it shows off our dependency of light and energy to survive, once again emphasising the point of the tree.

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