Whats on In Cambridge

An acceptable form of graffiti or simply fly-tipping. One of the many essences of Cambridge or just a blight on the landscape. Views as always vary. There is a tradition in Cambridge, more than any other city, to adorn almost every fence, lamp post or pole with billboards and placards adverting some kind of live event taking place. Like some massive "What's On" guide to the city you can normally find something advertised to grab your interest. Whether it be opera, poetry, music or comedy or something more educational there is normally something to fit most peoples tastes. 

Peoples thoughts on these temporary billboards often vary but both as a photographer and an inhabitant of Cambridge I love them. The shear mass of colour and the wealth and variety of content always grabs your eye as you walk past. After a while you become very proficient at scanning the images and text as you search for something of interest. Very easy to pay too much attention and to end up walking into someone as well (something I have done before!)

This particular image was taken on a favourite location for these advertising hoardings. The sun was shining directly onto the hoardings and helped to bring out their colours. The image was processed in Lightroom where I slightly increased some of the colour levels and also slightly softened some of the lines to create a slightly stylised effect.

Taken with a Canon600d with a Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM / iso800 / F8