Through a curtain, darkly

I gave a presentation in the Boardroom at OFCOM this morning. It’s a lovely room on the 11th floor with glass walls and a wonderful view of London. It also has some clever curtains, which let in the light but probably render it opaque to the outside world. After we’d finished I experimented with some shots through the curtain. This is a shot of the view looking towards Tower Bridge. It’s come out looking rather like a medieval etching*. Not a great success, but worth trying. Note the Moire patterns.

Just for comparison, here’s the (uncurtained) view of St Paul’s.

I was reminded, as I stood there, of the great photograph of Wren’s cathedral during the Blitz.

* An alert (and learned) reader emails to say (ever so politely) that the ‘medieval’ reference is baloney!