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Last one from my recent walk n' snap to the station the other day. A have tried a few shots using this rail and City Hall (see my portfolio) and this will be the last one (I think!). The lighting was nice for this shot as the sun went down for the evening. Shortly after I took the original Mayor's building shot in my portfolio and posted it here, the O2 mobile phone network had a series of ads featuring a similar shot to this one. But I took them first! Anyhow, what do you think?

Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-70 Dx
Recording media:ISO 400
Title:City Hall at Dusk
Username:paul162brown paul162brown
Uploaded:28 Jan 2005 - 5:14 AM
Tags:Architecture
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digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 5:15 AM

Not sure about this one Paul. The background is good, colours and details, but the steps dominate too much for my liking.

Ian

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bengsays
bengsays  9
28 Jan 2005 - 5:16 AM

I really like how you have managed to capture some modern technology with the old Architecture in the backround. Well done.

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User_Removed
28 Jan 2005 - 5:16 AM

Really interesting composition and contrast between old and new. Click. Ali.

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  10739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 5:18 AM

Extraordinary, Paul. The lighting and composition almost lend it a montage effect.

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bond
bond  10
28 Jan 2005 - 5:20 AM

lots of different angles in this one which lead you eye all over. I like it, not so sure about the border though, why grey?

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marto65
marto65  12
28 Jan 2005 - 5:20 AM

agree with Ian, I think if you were a couple of steps higher so that the railings didn't cut into the GLC building and the steps were 1/3 or less of frame, you might have nailed it. In any case, good attempt. This pic could easily lose the bottom centimetre of two, better if railing started in very bottom left corner

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Consulo
Consulo  10768 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 5:21 AM

I likes it.

Good lead in line, and the blend of old and new architecture makes for an interesting image.

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itinerario
itinerario  1142 forum posts Netherlands
28 Jan 2005 - 5:22 AM

Excellent contrast between old and modern architecture, but like Ian I would prefer to see a bit less of the stairs.

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John_Duckett
28 Jan 2005 - 5:24 AM

A truely brilliant composition. Well worth the HC congrats.

John

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stinky_pete
28 Jan 2005 - 5:25 AM

great use of the wide angle
click from me
james

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Russell_Rees
28 Jan 2005 - 5:32 AM

ive wondered about taking a shot of both these buildings but always thought it would look to plain and boring. This angle of shot using the stairs works well and adds that extra element to the image.

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
28 Jan 2005 - 5:33 AM

EXCELLENT!
Congrats on the HC!

Jouko

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synaesthesia
28 Jan 2005 - 5:34 AM

Thats a bloody cracker!

BIG CLICK!"

Al.

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Yogendra
Yogendra  10 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 5:36 AM

Nice shot, Superb.

Yogendra

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023243 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 5:37 AM

seen a thousand shots of this and this is the first I've seen that included the TB as an architectural contrast.
cliock

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devon-photographic

Great comp. Congrats on the HC. Click
Jules

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jules41
jules41  10197 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 5:53 AM

This gets a big WOW,from me Paul,fabulous shot,well done on the HC,well deserved too.
julie

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JohnHorne
JohnHorne  91023 forum posts
28 Jan 2005 - 6:02 AM

Very nice light. I find that some of the barges on the river are a bit of a distraction: I would clone them out, but you may feel that this means that the image is no longer truthful. This composition has more impact than yesterday's. Click.
John

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mikears
mikears  1086 forum posts Canada
28 Jan 2005 - 6:16 AM

Never been to the UK, so I've never seen these landmarks in person - Seen a lot of shots here on EPZ, but this has got to be one of the best.

Fantastic
Click
Mike

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Ian-Jones
Ian-Jones e2 Member 11129 forum postsIan-Jones vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 6:25 AM

Absolutely excellent. The best combo I've seen yet.

Ian

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Stevie_G
Stevie_G  9 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 6:41 AM

Just over there this morning and wish I had cam with me (office trip as the firm I work in are having a new office built there, yes, that hole in the ground you saw). Mind you, it was so dull and grey!!
I like the comp in this image. Well done!

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anniegun
anniegun  10
28 Jan 2005 - 6:59 AM

FANTASTIC!
Anne Smile

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helendixon
helendixon  1030 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 7:10 AM

I like the unusual composition, it works so well.

Helen..

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A_Harrison
A_Harrison  10260 forum posts Canada
28 Jan 2005 - 7:23 AM

effective lines,nice work.

Allan

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vaughar
vaughar  10242 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 - 7:23 AM

Great shot of London.. wish I'd taken more when I was there. Looks like you had ideal weather/light for it too.

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alexya85
alexya85  10
28 Jan 2005 - 7:31 AM

Brilliant

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StevenHanna
28 Jan 2005 - 8:58 AM

Nicely done.
Steven
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helen&peter
28 Jan 2005 - 9:09 AM

Unusual shot - like the composition. Click
Helen

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MarkyMarc
MarkyMarc  9498 forum posts Canada
28 Jan 2005 - 9:28 AM

Interesting shot, to me the shape of the building on the right (city hall?) and the curvature of the steps make it look as though the right side of the photo is being pulled away, which is a neat effect. -click-

Marc

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  11121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 9:30 AM

Nice old/new contrast, great sky to back it. Well done.

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michellec
michellec  10
28 Jan 2005 - 9:52 AM

Love this shot. The strong diagonal of the steel rail creates an interesting perspective, and the contrasting architecture is wonderful, not just old and new structures but the warm glowing stonework against cold grey steel.

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exposure e2 Member 101637 forum postsexposure vcard England
28 Jan 2005 - 10:38 AM

A brilliant composition and perspective well done. Congratulations on your HC.
Pauline.

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paul162brown
28 Jan 2005 - 11:13 AM

Thanks to everyone for the comments and clicks! And cheers for the HC.

Thanks to all.

Cheers

Paul

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
28 Jan 2005 - 11:54 AM

Hello Paul, well deserved recognition on this shot which is composed so well with the famous bridge and the sky is such a delight to view. Nice work.
Doug.

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2005 - 12:03 PM

Excellent shot, the quality shines through.
Rob

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IRaddict
IRaddict  1134 forum posts
28 Jan 2005 - 1:25 PM

sureally good!
really like the edgy comp, which combined with that tremendous sky makes a delicious photo.

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steve neil
steve neil  10597 forum posts Australia
28 Jan 2005 - 2:32 PM

That's a pretty cool shot Paul. Like it lots, well done Smile

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browny
browny  10
29 Jan 2005 - 4:03 PM

Well Done Son

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A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2005 - 2:33 AM

superb wide angle capture, good tonal range and colours.

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moelwyn
moelwyn  1073 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Jan 2005 - 12:41 PM

Fantastic, well done.

Moelwyn.

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digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2005 - 1:22 PM

Oh well, can't win them all. :0)

Ian

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messhai
messhai  10 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2005 - 10:37 PM

Nice one! Agree with the folks on trimming the bottom bit or taking it a few steps higher! Otherwise, it's still a cracking shot!

Smile Ade

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wallypics
wallypics  9
20 Feb 2005 - 3:33 PM

WOW, this is amazing.. I've seen a lot of shots of this building and some I've liked a lot but none come anywhere near close to being as good as yours.

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Retnyap
Retnyap  928 forum posts
31 Dec 2005 - 7:28 AM

The composition is great and difference in colours grey to bright blues.
Love It.
Davey P.

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MoWiz
MoWiz  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Jan 2006 - 12:31 AM

brilliant composition!
Mo

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Coza
Coza  10
1 Jan 2006 - 2:03 AM

Such a classic shot.

Coza

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