Monochrome Leaf

Back to the worms eye view this week. Haven't done one of these for a while. The positioning of the camera on the ground with a narrow aperture. By focusing on a item directly in front it helps to create a really good perspective effect - almost like a tunnel. This image was actually taken a couple of years ago and I only found it when I was cleaning out my Lightroom collection last week, It was one of those shots that I've always like and I thought I had already posted it

This is Garret Hostel Lane. A narrow street which takes from you from edge of the city centre down to the edge of the River Cam and over the Garret Hostel Lane Bridge and then out to the busy Queens Road. The bridge by the way is a favourite haunt of mine. Particularly during the summer time. I have spent several hours there watching the comings and goings, both tourists and locals alike as they try their hand at punting, (see http://www.cambridgebyphoto.com/blog/busypunt as an example). 

The lane itself to be honest is not the most exciting or photogenic location in the city. A row of faceless buildings along both sides and a very narrow, almost claustrophobic feeling to the location. After a few moments of walking the buildings open up and you find yourself at the edge of the River Cam and the Garret Lane Bridge. During the summer months the pavement and river edge becomes an impromptu holding pen for tourists and visitors, all waiting to board the next available punt for a tour of the river. A superb place to people watch!

Taken with a Canon600d with a Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS / iso100 / F16