I was on a photowalk recently with John and thefella and one of the spots suggested was Battersea to take a few shots of the power station and this pagoda. I’ve taken a few shots of it before, but have never been happy with the ones that I’ve taken – and this day was no real exception as I wasn’t too happy with any of the angles I was getting around the pagoda, and for a structure that lends itself well to symmetry there were always trees in the way which ruined that for me aesthetically.
When on a photowalk you move slowly, as you’re generally waiting for someone, and while you wait you set up a little shot further away, and as people are then waiting for you they do the same – so it can be slow progress. I had walked away from the Pagoda in a ‘I’m done here’ kind of way, but as I was stood in this spot I decided to try out a few shots with the 8mm fisheye, which is what was used in the image above. The lamp-post on the left side was heavily curved so I had to straighten that out a bit in post process, and you can see the section at the right leans down to the left a little still.
At the end of the day, it was this last shot here which is the only one I’ve found fit to publish of this pagoda so far.