Cityscapes: Who will rid us of these troublesome cranes?
Ok, so it’s becoming more and more difficult to photograph people. Privacy and all that. So let’s try a bit of landscape. Perhaps a cityscape or two. I’ve always loved the views of the City of London seen from the South Bank. But it is becoming increasingly difficult to get any shot without encountering a herd of cranes, the metal lattice-work variety. Just look at this photograph taken earlier today. Nothing but cranes. I now despair of ever shooting a view of London without everything being spoiled by cranes.
Is it my imagination, or has this proliferation of building excess just happened in recent years? I could swear that at one time it was possible to put up new buildings without these enormous lifting engines. Maybe newer building techniques require large units to be lifted into place more often than was the case in the past. Our loss as photographers.
I fear the same is happening all over the world. Not a decent cityscape to be snapped without a crane in sight.
Whatever, I hate them. Who will rid us of these troublesome cranes? No one, I suspect; there is no hope.