Image made using a Canon 1Ds Mk1 fitted with a Canon EF17-40mm F4L USM Lens.

17mm, wide angle image, captured from pavement level, looking vertically up at a group of four appartments all with curved frontages, making a circle shape against a sunny blue spring sky peppered with white clouds. Shot taken from a public roadside area whilst lying on my back in Elizabeth Street, Bermondsey, London, England.


abstract, sky, architecture, circle, shape, round, apartments, wide angle

I was a scientist for many years, working in the field of medical research, both in academia and in industry. In late 2004, I left science to pursue my creative interests in photography and the visual arts.

I am now a professional photographer living in South East London. You can view my professional photography website at:-

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  • dbiggins71
    dbiggins71about 4 years ago

    Great shot John, beautifully framed.

  • John Gaffen
    John Gaffenabout 4 years ago

    Thanks Dan, it did involve lying down in the middle of the road for a little while and a few sarcastic comments from some passers by!

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaabout 4 years ago

    Great shot, interesting buildings!
    Congrats on your feature, too! (Never mind those passers by – they don’t know what they’re missing :))

  • Thanks for your kind comments Marjolein!

    – John Gaffen

  • djphoto
    djphotoover 3 years ago

    Nice work*
    Very cool indeed :)

  • John Gaffen
    John Gaffenover 3 years ago

    Thanks very much for your comment djphoto

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanabout 3 years ago

    Great shot, love it.

  • Thanks very much for your comment Bryan

    – John Gaffen

  • Christian Eccleston
    Christian Eccl...about 3 years ago

    I love wide angle and fisheye

  • Thank very much for your comment Christian

    – John Gaffen

  • Irina Gallagher
    Irina Gallagherabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks very much for your comment Irina

    – John Gaffen

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamabout 3 years ago

    What great architecture, and an amazing way to display it. Lovely work!

  • Thanks very much for your kind comment Damienne

    – John Gaffen

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