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3rd Mono MayHem ’13

The Visitors Have All Gone
Title: The Visitors Have All Gone
Location: BBC Television Centre
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 8-15mm Fisheye EF f/4 L USM
Notes: This was the scene as I arrived at around 7:30am for my shift this morning. In days gone by, the Horseshoe Car Park would have been full of VIP and guests’ cars but now it lies empty and silent. Today was the last live transmission contribution from TVC for the Local Election programme – so it really was the end of an era. Sad times.

1st Mono MayHem ’13

Reception ReflectionTitle: Reception Reflection
Location: BBC Television Centre
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 8-15mm Fisheye EF f/4 L USM
Notes: I spotted the potential of this location a couple of days ago and thought I would save it for the  first picture for Mono MayHem 2013. I loved the reflections of the ceiling lights in the granite surface of the desk – the postbox hole (for returning security keycards) was an added bonus. The whole scene was given a curvy twist with my 10mm fisheye lens. When I first joined the BBC in 1990, this was Main Reception but once the Stage 6 addition to Television Centre was finished, reception moved to the front of the building below the curved glass newsroom, and this location was renamed Stage Door. However, I will always think of it as Main Reception!

Squares In A Circle

Squares In A CircleTitle: Squares In A Circle
Location: BBC Television Centre
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 10-22mm EF-S f/3.5-4.5 USM
Notes: I had to visit Telly Centre again today to collect some stuff we needed. My attention was caught by the light flooding into the outer ring road through the square windows. The space is pretty much deserted now all the props and studio detritus has been removed.