I happened to be meeting a friend for lunch outside Highbury and Islington Underground Station last Friday and had some time to kill, so I walked round the corner, where it was less busy, looking for something to photograph.
I remembered taking a picture years before in Highbury Station Road - when I was still new to photography and still thought HDR was the best thing ever. This is the photo I took then. I was deliberately aiming for a spooky, timeless feel:
I took some new photos - in what is still a very quiet and empty street, compared to the hustle and bustle of Upper Street just round the corner. I wasn't so lucky with the light this time and there's much less ambient sunlight in October than in June, which has had a big effect.
Once I got home I cropped one of the photos and tried to get close to the one I took in 2007. This is the result:
I think this road still has the feel of a forgotten corner from another era,even though a new station building has appeared over the wall. Very little else has changed (though the road has been resurfaced). The earlier photo was taken with a Canon Powershot G7. The latest, with an iPhone 6. It's quite interesting to observe the similarities and differences.
The whole, uncropped photo I took last Friday is at the top of the post.