Figure In The Mist

This is Senate House Passage and for me one of the eeriest areas of the city, particularly early in the morning. I'm not quite sure why. I think it's the tunnel feeling the passage has to it and the way the buildings almost seem to close in on you.

During the day this is a popular thoroughfare into the city centre from the outer streets and also as a route down to the river. It's busy, vibrant, bustling and completely "not-eerie." As the sun goes down, however, the footfall drops and the shadows lengthen and the passage takes on a different atmosphere. Even with the handful of streetlights, the area has an uneasy feel to it; almost like some long forgotten unlit Victorian street in, well, Victorian times. 

This week's image was taken early on a cold winters morning in early January and was one of those moments (those rare moments) mentioned last week when you happen to be in the right place at the right time. As I came round the corner of the Senate House there was a lone figure making his way down the passage, pushing a pushchair. In the low light of the early morning, he was just a shape in the distance.

I did a little bit of post processing with this image. Using my trusty Lightroom I played with the colour levels to bring the warmth and colours of the streetlights out and to extenuate the deep grey tones of the buildings that border the passage.

 Taken with a Canon600d with a Sigma 18-250mm Lens / ISO 100 / Exposure 1/800