Another very bleak and wintery day here in the midlands. The glamourous Mrs SHpics had a hairdressers appointment in town, so I took the opportunity to put on my chauffeuring hat, sneak my camera into the boot, and get a few city pics.
I spent the best part of an hour shooting around the market areas without really getting anything worthwhile, but I was happy with these two shots taken from a carpark roof looking out over the rear of the this building on the Queensway….
A large part of the building is closed, and sadly in disrepair…. but some parts of some floors are given over to short let office space, so the spiral stairways at either end of the building, which act as fire escapes, are still half-heartedly maintained. I don’t know what it is about them, but I find them quite beautiful. The shot above is a little sharpened, but other than that an accurate representation of colour and tone…In the second shot I’ve played with levels and selective colour boosting to try and imagine how they might look if ever the building was restored.