Photographer's Note

The Undercroft beneath Queen Elizabeth Hall, on London's South Bank is a world-famous skateboarding spot accessible 24 hours a day.

Covered in colourful graffiti, the famous space is used by skateboarders, BMXers, street artists, photographers and many, many more from the local and surrounding area, all across the UK and from all around the globe.

Opened in 1967 and first used by skateboarders back in 1973, the Southbank undercroft is the world’s longest continually used skate spot.

I took a group of Photography students to London for a shoot some years back, and this is one of my results: an in-camera zoom that took several attempts to get right. Which may explain the resigned look on my "model's" face, as she traipsed across the frame for the fourth or fifth time!

BTW this is a crop, as it's not possible to zoom-whilst-shooting without the zoom bull's-eye being centre-frame.

P.S. I must have missed the skateboarders.

Shutter speed: 1 sec
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 400
Focal length: changed (zoomed) during exposure

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Additional Photos by Will Perrett (willperrett) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1070 W: 301 N: 3097] (14141)
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