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Enjoying golden hour and shooting long exposure photography at the City of Glasgow College

Situated on the southern banks of the Clyde the City of Glasgow College (Riverside Campus) was opened in August 2015.  It is home to Scotland’s leading maritime and engineering campus and is the most modern, most technologically advanced maritime campus in the world.

I have been meaning to photograph this part of the city for a long time and eventually made it down this week.  I decided on a bit of long exposure photography for a change – I rarely do long exposures, not because I do not like them but because I generally lack the patience to to spend so long on one shot.

Long Exposure of Glasgow College Riverside Campus

As you can see from the images, the sunset was obscured a little by clouds on the horizon.  The colours are nice but not fantastic and the sun set directly behind the building means that in order to get a useable exposure I had to really boost the shadows as the building was not too far from being a silhouette.  Lesson learned.  I will return in a month or so when the sun has set a little further east in the hope of getting a sense of colour and light.

You can get more information about the Riverside Campus here.  You can also see my final image from this shoot here

Great Glasgow photography locations: Govan Graving Docks

Closed in 1988, Govan's Graving Docks are well worth checking out.  The area itself is huge and you could easily spend an entire day photographing the rusting shipbuilding remnants, decaying woodwork, and vast open docks basins.  Because of this the area is full of potential hazards so anyone who decides to visit should be very careful when walking around, it would be all too easy injury oneself.  I personally did not walk over any wooden areas for fear of collapse.  The docks decaying look provide a lovely contrast when photographing Glasgow's more modern buildings; views of Glasgow’s Science Centre, Museum of Transport are easily gettable.

View from Govan Graving Docks, Glasgow

If you want to find out more about the Govan Graving Docks and the work being to done to preserve them check out here and here.