Having learned that the secret to getting a good photograph can involve being somewhere at the right time, I paid a visit to the London Borough of Croydon just before sunrise. I had heard about an urban art festival called Rise and thought some of the art that was on display on the streets might look good in the early morning sunlight.
I also had a vaguely amusing idea to capture the sunrise from the top of one of Croydon’s many multi-storey car parks. Alas, Croydon had the last laugh because the sun barely broke through the clouds. The best picture I took was this image of a cat’s eye staring straight ahead.
I should explain that Croydon and I have history. It’s quite close to where we used to live so I know it well and it’s a great location for urban photography, even if it’s a bit of a journey from where we live now.
I’m afraid a huge plant feature prevented me from photographing the other eye, but I find myself drawn into it nonetheless. For a piece of graffiti art (street art, call it what you will), I think it features some amazing detail.
I had a little play in Photoshop and produced a black and white version too. I think both work well, but I prefer the colour version. I’d be curious to know though, which do you think works better, colour or black and white?
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