Shot at the Tower of London, May 20, 2008 with my Nikon D200 using my 18.0-50.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 34mm. Shot at ISO 400 at 1/125sec at f/5.6 with a -1/3 EV exposure bias.
Just some basic adjustments in LR only. I’ve always liked rustic, old, or antique subjects and it was just a pleasure to get the chance to shoot in London. There were so many opportunities and I don’t feel like I took advantage of enough of them. On our last day there, Kim and I headed over to the Tower of London to catch a glimpse of the Crown Jewels and the torture chamber and just some of the wonderful Old World architecture.
For this shot, I liked the simplicity of the scene. A window, a wall, and some vines. The window is really the main subject so I lined up the center vertical along the left-hand third. It was a great coincidence that the vines seemed to point to the window, drawing the viewer’s eyes into the window. Also, as the wall on the bottom left recedes, it also guides the viewer’s gaze to the window.