Shoot & Reshoot

Today I decided to go out and do a reshoot of the Schlumberger Gould Building on the West Site in Cambridge, as the weather proved to give me the perfect setting. I am hoping that I can obtain a better image from this shoot and will be experimenting with stitching the images together tomorrow. I also decided to try and shoot at other locations. The first location was at Madingley Reservoir. Despite it’s name there seemed to be no evidence of any water or a reservoir that I could see but I did not venture in too far as there were warnings of CCTV in operation and I was not sure how safe the area was. I primarily went there because I had spotted some kind of transmission mast and this is what I was interested in. I also travelled to Burwell, where there is a sub station but I did not end up shooting there as there were too many obstacles in my way, mainly trees.

 

Madingley Reservoir

 

Madingley Reservoir

Madingley Reservoir © Richard Brochu-Williams

Madingley Reservoir

Madingley Reservoir © Richard Brochu-Williams

Madingley Reservoir

Transmission Mast © Richard Brochu-Williams

 

I shall be stitching and editing the images from the shoot tomorrow to see if I have obtained anything that will be worthwhile keeping for my final project.

 

Cambridge American Cemetery (Madingley)

Landscape / Architectural Photography

All images © Richard Brochu-Williams, 2013. All rights reserved.

Yesterday I decided to go on a walk with my camera and capture some more landscape images. I chose to go to the American Cemetery, Madingley, Cambridge, as it is a beautiful place that is surrounded by lovely countryside. Once inside the cemetery I found myself being drawn not to the countryside but to the wonderful architecture within the cemetery grounds. So I started out with landscape images in mind but decided to photograph the buildings and other objects that surrounded me.

All images © Richard Brochu-Williams, 2013. All rights reserved.

Inside the Memorial War Building there were stained glass replicas of the Seals of the States of the Union arranged from left to right in the order that they entered the union.

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All images © Richard Brochu-Williams, 2013. All rights reserved.

I must have spent over an hour at the cemetery, it was peaceful and nobody else was around, except a grounds maintenance guy. This gave me the opportunity to reflect and think about my surroundings and be able to work uninterrupted. The temperature must have been close to 1°C, it was cold and I could see my breath, but I was amazed to see that there were a number of red roses that were still in bloom.

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Polyantha Rose
© Richard Brochu-Williams, 2013

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Polyantha Rose
© Richard Brochu-Williams, 2013

I also took a picture of the exterior of the Memorial Building. The building itself is beautiful and what really sets it off when viewing it from afar are the 2 giant reflecting pools, one leading up to the Memorial Building and the other to the 72ft flagpole. I produced a stereographic image.

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Stereographic Projection of Memorial Building
© Richard Brochu-Williams

These were the kinds of images that I set out to produce and along the way I realised that I was able to combine landscape and architecture within my images, as architecture is part of the landscape.

All images © Richard Brochu-Williams, 2013. All rights reserved.