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Don't worry folks, I'm fine, I've come back from the planet drivel. I have to thank Moira (mrswoolybill) for pointing out the problem, it was tea withdrawal and after a few cups I was back in the land of the sane. Talking Swans, what was I thinking, hahaha, as if there is such things, it was a Mallard, fancy getting that wrong.
Anyway, no story tonight, "Boooooo" I hear you say, or was that a "Yaaaaaay". I am currently watching the very exciting Mosconi Cup and hoping Europe become victors. What a time for sport at the minute, everythings on that I watch, pool, cricket, boxing and the darts are starting in a few days, I won't have a clue which one to watch first. Thank goodness for Sky+.Grin

Okay, tonight's upload is a little different for me and of the new building in London called the Shard, or nicknamed it, not quite sure of that one. I was down on the riverbank whilst the tide was out and I couldn't help but photograph the wooden structures that are along the shoreline, I then spotted this shot with an old, rather large shard of timber in the foreground and the new, just a tad larger shard in the background. Neither of which I would like in my finger, I hasten to add.
My thoughts were how the old timber structure is slowly decaying in the shadow of a structure that is being born and from materials that should outlast the timber by years, but will it?

I hope you like it, thanks for looking and for any comments.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jul 2011 - 1:35 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Aperture:f/2.5
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Replaced
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:13 Dec 2012 - 11:27 PM
Tags:Architecture, Building, Construction, Decay, London, Splinter
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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 12:50 AM

All this building up, building higher, and tearing down. Maybe some things need to be torn down, but there are things I miss that have gone from our downtown in Bergen.

That's an interesting structure in the foreground, and it's got character.
Anne

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 12:52 AM

Great composition choice-- and an interesting combination!

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 12:54 AM

Great shot, I love the way they are juxtaposed!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 4:30 AM

As has been said already, the juxtaposition works really well. My bet is for the old wooden structure to out-live the new!! I doubt any modern ones will last as long as most of the old. I'm probably a bit crotchety as I hate being wide awake at this hour of the night! Tongue

Ann

Last Modified By EAS at 14 Dec 2012 - 4:31 AM
Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Dec 2012 - 4:59 AM

A great narrative that accompanies this photo Smile I think the new structure will be impresiive when completed !

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 6:17 AM

An excellent pov, Andy, well spotted and captured. Carol

franken
franken e2 Member 113106 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:01 AM


Quote: Great composition choice-- and an interesting combination!

I agree, Ken

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:12 AM

The Odd Couple comes to mind. Creating a link between two unlikely partners.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:37 AM

I like this. And I can't help thinking that the old wooden post will outlive the Shard. Excellent selection of pov.

Speaking of which, I have seen the building twice but only in February/March when it was shrouded in low rainclouds. Doesn't look that way in the publicity shots Wink
Regards
Bill

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:49 AM

Always good to see a new slant on this building Tongue, nicely found viewpoint, Andy, and very well juxtaposed.

Dave

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33129 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 9:25 AM

I was quite happy just reading your rather amusing pre-narrative Dave.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64380 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 10:27 AM

Very well seen and positioned. Think I prefer the splinter. Smile

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 3:10 PM

Great pov Andy - and good juxtaposition.
Ann

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2012 - 11:34 PM

Where is my night time storySad still great capture, will be looking for your next story..LinWink

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 2:34 PM

Beautiful juxtaposition and a fine composition Andy.
Rended

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 2:44 PM

An imaginative Andy--- and it works.
Ron

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