Drumchapel Water Tower


A snatched moment today of the Drumchapel water tower. This is one of the most striking and futuristic structures that the ’50s gave Glasgow. I have always wanted to photograph it, but had imagined dreamy sunset skies and the magical mood lighting that the city has given its water towers. What I got was 10 minutes with a grey-white-wash sky and no lights. At such times monochrome and a study in glorious form and shape is called for.


It was interesting that the white balance was too far into the blue colour temperatures. using Lightroom’s colour balance tool fixed that with no difficulty, however it is interesting that the low light and unremitting grey foxed the camera quite badly. With RAW files and Lightroom it hardly matters though. (Especially when you drop all colour later anyway)!




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