Image of the Week – Faculty shadow corridor

Faculty shadow corridor.

Simon Levey from the Grantham Institute takes a phone call while walking along a corridor of light outside the Faculty Building.
Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  [Click Image to expand]

The South Kensington Campus is constantly alive. There are many small gaps between the closely packed buildings that can create changing reflections and shadows, some of which only occur at specific times of the year and only for a few minutes a day. This light corridor closed less than five minutes after the image was taken.

This image also happens to be a text book example of leading lines, with almost all of the key lines in the image pointing to one thing: the subject. Simon is effectively bang in the middle of four giant arrows that direct where our eyes will go. This frame was shot loose to make the most of the fluid sea of temporary seasonal reflections on the floor, which could also be useful for copy space or shape cropping in any abstract editorial usage.

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  

Imperial staff and students can view the original image along with the others from this set on the College’s Asset Library

Learn more about leading lines.

Watch a short video exploring ‘leading lines’ in photography on Lynda.com (College users have free access to Lynda courses)

 

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