I went to Spaghetti Junction, a massive motorway interchange to the North of Birmingham. Well, underneath Spaghetti Junction. It was as brilliantly dismal as I expected. Also deserted and a bit unsettling. But ripe for panoramas.
Unfortunately I forgot to wipe the lens. Bugger. It’s rare that dirt or smudges make much difference to a photo. It’s amazing how filthy a lens can get yet still perform perfectly.
I think the problem here was the very bright, flat white, cloudy sky. And me pointing my lens up at it. And me not cleaning the lens for… er… a very long time.
The effects are really obvious on the black and white picture above. Less obvious on the other pics, but still there.
So, another visit.
- Clean lens
- Not such a bright sky
- A couple of friends so I feel comfortable venturing further into the wasteland with my cameras