And no, I mean before April's Whitby ... I'm talking last summer ...
In July last year there was an open day at Battersea Power Station, as part of the public consultation on the plans for redevelopment of the area. This meant that there was a large balsa and perspex model of the planned design, and almost everyone in London who owned a camera seemed to be on site, wielding everything from camera-phones to pro-grade medium format monsters, all taking advantage of the (mostly) sunny weather and the fact that we could get a view inside (bounded by 7ft fences, admittedly). I didn't see anything with bellows, though. It was back when I thought 500 shots in an afternoon was a lot, but I've finally gone through them, evicted the poorest shots, and put the rest up.
I also did some experimentation with exposure blending (take three photos with different exposures, so one's right, one's underexposed and one's overexposed, and throw software at them - the end result can sometimes give a better view of both the shadows and the highlights at the same time). The most important tip for this is to make sure you have a tripod with you. I didn't - which makes matching up the three images again slightly more trying. [sigh]
Anyway, without (much) further ado ...Battersea Power Station Gallery
( Some samples )
At some point I'll be GIMPing in something porcine over at least one of those shots. [grin]
For those especially interested, some additional links:
The sharp-eyed will notice that a) the change of plan involves getting rid of that big tower and b) the latest consultation is taking place today (Friday 5th Jun
) and tomorrow (Saturday 6th Jun
). I'm not sure whether there will be the same kind of open day, but there'll be an updated model in the exhibition centre. If I go along, I'll take some more photos.EDIT:
Due to inclement weather, I'll not be going to take photos, but the new design has now been unveiled.