Ok, ok ok -that may be the case but we sure as hell won't let the road-trip come to waste. Besides we were not there to swim anyway right? So with a little persistence and friendly chit chat, the guard eventually let us through.
And then it started pouring. Brilliant.
Which is why I only came away with a few keepers. But it's cool, that's the name of the game. Sometimes you're blessed with gorgeous light. Sometimes you're given crappy shooting conditions:p To make the most out of the situation, I waited patiently until the rain let up just enough to have the clouds part and have the right amount of light shine through, bathing the tower in golden light before triggering the shutter.
Since it was gloomy weather anyway, I decided to reflect this in the image by once again converting the shots to black and white. This time playing around with the darker side of the palette for a dark and brooding feel.