Meeting in the Turbine Hall

I love the Tate Modern gallery in London.

A re-modelled power station, the main exhibition space used to house giant turbines, generating power for thousands of homes and businesses. Now it is a meeting space for friends, about to embark on an afternoon voyage of discovery.

I had sneaked my tripod onto a walkway above the main space, as I had visualised a long exposure with the movement of people below. I wasn’t quick enough, and a security guard stopped me from putting it up. To his credit, he did allow me to continue without the tripod. So I hand-held this one, and managed to get a stationary couple surrounded by movement. It turned out better than I had expected, and this remains a favourite.

Submitted to Photo Friday challenge ‘Public Space‘.