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This may be The Photograph That Should Not Exist...

I visited the Shard last week, while I was in London. I took a variety of pictures. Basically, it's just another glass hi-tech building, with some funny angles built in.

But walking round the bottom, there were some nice shadows being cast by some of the add-on bits of metal. And one of the security guards (I assume) wandering aruond.

No-one asked me what I was doing, or tried to stop me taking pictures, as I've rather gathered people often do around such buildings. Either the security companies have mugged up on British law, and know they can't stop photography in public places, or maybe I just look respectable.

Or was it that I was standing terribly close to the entrance of the Guy's Hospital sexual health clinic?

I suppose I'll never know.

Brand:Sony
Lens:Minolta 85mm f/1.4
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jul 2013 - 2:46 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Shard
Username:dudler dudler
Uploaded:21 Jul 2013 - 4:12 PM
Tags:Architecture, London, Modern building, Security, Shadows, Shard
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2013 - 5:09 PM

Two great images, the chap in the fluorescent jacket looks like he is taking down the particulars of the shadow in question....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2013 - 5:19 PM

Think you caught him sneaking off to message his friends on facebook! Great shadow's of the design of the shard fighting against the lines of the brickwork. I should imagine you looked very respectable standing by the sexual health clinic!Blush

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2013 - 7:30 PM

V1 - perfect balance, there's tension as he pulls away from the vertical; plus great use of light. Superb.
Moira

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2013 - 9:01 PM

They have relaxed the law Wink John, great use of shadows !!
Ron.

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Danial
Danial  5 Iran, Islamic Republic of
22 Jul 2013 - 5:47 AM

Well seen and shot SmileSmile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2013 - 8:12 AM

So many photographs (landscapes, still life, birds, flowers, portraits... ) essentially replicate painting tradition. This sort of image is uniquely photographic. The quirky moment frozen. Keep coming back to it.
Moira

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kaybee
kaybee  103880 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2013 - 8:49 AM

Personally I would have waited until that bloody waistcoat had moved away .............. I HATE hi-viz jackets - they are turning the world yellow

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11125 forum postsdudler vcard England330 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2013 - 2:03 PM

Roy -

I had to have it in there. Pictorially. Opportunistically (shadows change fast!) And morally.

Partly, this is a *$%# you aimed at the overbearing security industry. I was quite expecting to have to call on the bulery, and point out the legalities, politely, while offering my business card...

Moira -

Thank you for the UA!

Last Modified By dudler at 22 Jul 2013 - 2:05 PM

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 2:25 PM

Up there for the day yesterday...interesting take here John
I got from another angle and a 'guard' protesting about use of cameras
but not re the Shard
lovely shots
Lillian

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11125 forum postsdudler vcard England330 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 2:38 PM

Lillian -

Maybe you were where my guard was, shooting the netrance to the SH clinic (where I stood to take my shot), and he was edgy about being seen there?

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 3:01 PM

Not sure where, but the building had a huge 6 on it More London Place?

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