My walk this weeks starts in a multi-storey carpark in town. By early I mean about 5.55 am, which is why I was surprised that the first sound I heard on getting out of my car in this empty urban space was an early bird chirruping away! It was still dark and I was in an environment as far from natural as possible.
It was interesting to experience the ambience and light (or lack of it) in this structure in its unusual empty state and I was able to check out the patterns revealed in the gloom. The background sound of the city filtered through, bouncing off the hard surfaces, but I guess the sound of that early bird was also magnified by reflection on that same concrete.
Multi-storey Early Bird
The patchwork concrete of the carpark floor looked as though it might have been a crime scene, but I suspect not – see third image. I found my way out via the pedestrian exit and found a city almost empty of cars but noisy with cleaning machines and lit by Christmas lights and reflections.
I was surprised at how dark it was in some areas and this was certainly a challenge for my photography. With the long exposure times necessary (even with a high iso), I played about a bit with deliberate movement of the camera and found some interesting textures and patterns as a result.