Meeting in the Turbine Hall

I love the Tate Modern gallery in London.

A re-modelled power station, the main exhibition space used to house giant turbines, generating power for thousands of homes and businesses. Now it is a meeting space for friends, about to embark on an afternoon voyage of discovery.

I had sneaked my tripod onto a walkway above the main space, as I had visualised a long exposure with the movement of people below. I wasn’t quick enough, and a security guard stopped me from putting it up. To his credit, he did allow me to continue without the tripod. So I hand-held this one, and managed to get a stationary couple surrounded by movement. It turned out better than I had expected, and this remains a favourite.

Submitted to Photo Friday challenge ‘Public Space‘.

4 thoughts

    • I did take a lot of shots and spent around had an hour waiting for the right moment. Luckily I a managed to find a rail on the walkway to lean against. It certainly would have been easier with my tripod!

  1. Damn police are everywhere… we are probably better off for them. They sure get in the way of creative photos. Glad you worked around it because this is a keeper. How much did you pay the couple to stand still…hahahaha.

    • Many security guards and the police in the UK don’t understand the law when it comes to photography. I now carry around a handy single-sheet printout with my rights as a photographer under the law with me, just in case.

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