To best make it discernible to the viewer of the sequence of photographs how quickly and profoundly the changes were taking place at Lewisham roundabout, I adopted as spatially as similar a viewpoint each time as I could. To do this I used reference points so that I was standing at a similar position each time I visited the vantage point. Then I used the same or as similar as I could manage framing from the vantage point to the roundabout which was changing. I used a distant house and road markings as my reference points to make sure the framing was a similar as possible. However, this was not entirely straightforward as some of the reference points (the road markings) changed a bit as the roundabout was developed. I revisited the roundabout from the vantage point roughly once a fortnight on average to show the changes, which only were perceivable over greater periods of time, taking place. Of course by taking the photographs from as similar as possible a vantage point and with the reference points as similarly as possible lined up to each other, the resultant series of photographs did not match in composition identically. However, because they were pretty close in terms of the vantage point stood from and the reference points lined up from photograph to photograph quite well, I was able to utilise Photoshop’s auto-align feature with photographs I’d taken and imported into Photoshop as layers. The reason I used the auto-align feature of Photoshop on the photographs was so that the land features surrounding the roundabout (which hadn’t changed) lined up better, therefore making the changes themselves more perceivable to the viewer of the photographs.
Some points I would make concerning my photographing the changes taking place:
- 3/5/2016 was for me the highlight date because visible change was occurring inside the photograph as well as having ramifications for future dates I photographed the roundabout
- it took me a few weeks to get my reference points spot on for the handheld shots of the roundabout
- I found the change of the landscape feature of the roundabout was more obvious if you looked at different points of the frame when observing the change by flicking through the sequential photographs. This was because the roundabout was so big it filled the frame and different parts of the roundabout changed over time in different photographs.