Taking architectural photographs of a barge can be quite tricky, especially if the water is rough enough to cause movement of the barge. This throws up all sorts of technical issues, especially if you're shooting with a small aperture and have to keep to a low ISO for the sake of quality. Thankfully it all came good, I really enjoyed shooting this project for Archial Architects.
Here is some more information from the Vine Trust website:
Originally an MOD barge, it was brought to Leith docks where the Vine Trust special project’s team, headed by Raymond Kelly began work on the remodelling of the barge to Archial Architects’ design.
Much of the funding and materials were provided by businesses, keen to associate themselves with the project. We wish to thank all our sponsors, work teams and volunteers for all their hard work in creating this major new community space as well as heralding a new era for the Vine Trust, providing the opportunity for expansion of its programs.
As the new HQ of the Vine Trust and a Centre for Global Citizenship, the barge offers a range of on-board facilities that include; an education resource area, a cinema room, a multi-purpose meeting space, board room and offices. It has become a focal point for our UK based work with training and events hosted for supporters and volunteers, while our education space and resources have been fully utilised by local schools.
While the barge has been enjoyed by volunteers and staff alike, it has also received critical acclaim; receiving an architectural GIA award for design.