After creating a few abstract architecture art pieces around the upcoming One Richmond Row (515 Richmond Street), I couldn’t wait to see it in real life. With the building at around 18 or 19 floors right now, I think the anticipation is really growing for the Old Oak tower in Downtown London! I also felt this to be a great time to start taking some construction photos and document a big change happening in the core.
Okay, Okay, I should admit that my original intent on this outing was to wander the downtown, without my tripod and tilt-shift lenses for once. In 2019, the anxiety I’ve dealt with has been the worst ever and I was actually feeling some relief on this late autumn afternoon. I only took my camera (Sony A7RIII) and one lens (Sony 16-35mm f4). After about an hour or so, my photos are all focused around the construction. Not only was I trying to document things, but I was challenging myself creatively. After all, I was out to photograph at a time the light wasn’t technically optimal. The side of the tower I could mainly photograph was in complete shade come sundown.
But wait till you see the glow from the sunset!
TWISTING ONE RICHMOND ROW
IMAGES FROM AROUND DUFFERIN AVE AND RICHMOND STREET
I took quite a few images around Dufferin Ave & Richmond St. The light was changing quite quickly as the sun was going down (typical in architectural photography). Normally, I’d be using my trusty tripod for sharper images, but I am quite happy with how the handheld photos turned out. Next time, I’ll be armed with the tripod and tilt-shift lens with the objective to capture only a couple of images that consist of the compositions I explored.
I also took a number of photos looking up at the progress of the construction. I especially liked trying to include a softer element like the tree:
I look forward to seeing One Richmond Row future develop and grow higher.
Eventually, I’ll have a full gallery with other photos to browse.