Sunday, 19 July 2009

Waterloo Bridge (crop) - Longest Day - Light Study

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Shot on the longest day in June 2008 - when the sun is at its highest and rising from the north east/setting to the south east - this 30 second timelapse film explores the changes in the tonal range, colour, lighting and emphasis of buildings when looking east from Waterloo Bridge. The film starts at 5.30am and ends late evening, over 17 hours later, the scene changing at approximately 30 mins per second of film.


  1. Susan CorriganJuly 21, 2009

    Simple but powerful. What seems clear is that new buildings proposed in this view can't and shouldn't be judged at just one time of day - the emphasis and balance of the townscape changes dramatically with the light, the weather and the tides. Some very beautiful images in the film.

  2. So they should be judged at the 5 times of day shown in the film?

    Or do we now need to show a building at multiple times of day and in multiple weather conditions?