Cambridge Phone box in Red

The phone box. The red phone box to be more specific. Could anything be more iconic of Great Britain! Cambridge has several of these historical remnants - some of them are still working phone boxes while others have long since been decommissioned, (I believe that one of them even offers free Wi-Fi)! This particular row of phone boxes is located right in the heart of Cambridge and judging by the number of photographs I've seen online of them they appear to be a very popular photographic focal point! 

This set of photos was taken during my Christmas break at the end of 2014. It was a really cloudy and dull day and the still gleaming bright red metal just seemed to stand out from everything else around them. 

The black and white with a hint of colour photo style can be an acquired taste, but when used with the right subject matter I think it can really allow specific details to really jump out of the image. I felt that the phone boxes and their colour really suited this perferectly. This was one of the first few times that I tried this and it required a bit of trial and error with Lightroom!

Taken with a Canon600d with a Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM / iso100 / F2