Croydon’s Looking Like a Ghost Town.

It’s a haunting feeling seeing the whole of Croydon as a ghost town.

Yesterday was no different, because, despite the wonderful weather, I couldn’t help but feel the landscape around me was sombre, as Croydon was virtually empty, and because of the COVID-19 Outbreak being the main reason why Croydon was virtually empty and on lock-down, this shot of Croydon on my way home from work is proof of how quick a busy bustling town can change almost instantly to the emptiest.

Although it may seem nice to be able to get to and from work quicker, I can’t help but voice my concern as to how long it will be before Croydon and every other place around the UK, including around the world, will return to normal as the anxiety of the outbreak has affected me mentally to a certain degree.

Everywhere felt silent and discomforting because it was actually like a ghost town; virtually almost no person in sight apart from the few members of the public I did spot before I boarded the bus home.

It’s eerie how a once bustling place has fallen silent. Everywhere around the UK remains desolate while every unoccupied landscape feels like a place without any meaning to it.

This is truly frightening and quite an eye-opener, and the last few days have been quite emotional for me like it has been for all of us and I cannot imagine you must be feeling the same.

How are you all keeping in light of this pandemic? Please get in touch with me. I hope you’re all okay and I hope we can all get through this.

Alex Smithson

Device Used: iPhone 7 Plus
Apps Used: Apple Camera (Pre-Installed) & Instagram (Free)
Lux: +100
Filter Used: Ashby
Highlights: -50
Shadows: -50
Vignette: +100
ISO Speed: ISO-20
F-Stop: f/1.8
Focal Length: 4 mm

Date of Photograph Produced: Sunday 29th March 2020

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