Cross Street Partners is redeveloping the A. Hoen Lithograph Building in East Baltimore. In the meantime, they are running tours for photographers, and I spent a morning mucking about the ruined warehouse taking photos. There were some great spots with natural light where I experimented with self-portraiture. But I’m probably happiest with some of the long exposure shots, particularly the one of the peeling paint and graffiti. It’s a 15 second exposure, with two thirds of the exposure on the tripod focused on the peeled paint…sharp and crisp with good texture, then I quickly moved the camera and hand held focused on a spot of graffiti with white’s yellow and black.

On my travels home, I had another long layover in London, so I spent the morning in Kensington Gardens and the surrounding area taking photos. The architecture in London is particularly inspiring.