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People crossing Waterloo Bridge with some pigeons hanging about on the wall of Somerset House in the foreground. In the background is the London Eye, some skyscrapers which I can't identify and on the right St Stephen's Tower and the Houses of Parliament behind some trees.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G11
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Apr 2013 - 10:39 AM
Focal Length:21.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:People and Pigeons
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:12 Apr 2013 - 4:27 PM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Candid, General, Landscape / travel, London, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street
Votes:41

Comments

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:29 PM

A wonderfully observed and composed photograph the diagonal interchanging lines providing a wonderful lead in as we sit back and admire the image unfold.

Regards NathanGrin

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
12 Apr 2013 - 4:38 PM

This is a pleasure to view ! A lovely image !!

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6533 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:42 PM

So much interest in one image, not normally my type of image but I love this. - gary

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:43 PM

I like all the zig-zag lines. Nice work.
Ty

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64430 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:44 PM

Wow, thanks Gary. Especially welcome seeing as this isn't your usual genre. SmileSmileSmile

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 4:53 PM

I also like the flowing, as it were, horizontal lines contrasting the static upright verticals.

Last Modified By nonur at 12 Apr 2013 - 4:53 PM
CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 5:13 PM

A wonderful mixture of old and new, Chris, great composition. Carol

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 5:56 PM

I love the different levels to this. Lovely toning too!

David

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41046 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 6:40 PM

Quite a sombre mood, Chris, strong geometry, and lovely tones. St George's Tower (the one the helicopter clipped) and Millbank Tower are your two missing pieces Smile

Dave

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 7:43 PM

the toning is great--the zig zag composition is equally wonderful-
pigeons and people ignoring each other, but you were looking at both!

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 8:33 PM

I like the way you capture people.
This shot is particulary appealing, the iconic BG, the couple walking in one level and pigeons at onother level.
Very well seen! IB

franken
franken e2 Member 123126 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 8:36 PM

This works really well Chris.

Ken

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 8:37 PM

Good comp and toning.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:28 PM

The bridges do make good locations for street photography. London on a normal day....
Ann

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 5:41 AM

Too diff to keep every details against a high contrast sky. Cool

derrymaine
13 Apr 2013 - 7:30 AM

great atmosphere in this image, very warm shot

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 9:43 AM

A fine composition, Chris, with the foreground zig-zagging its way towards the centre taking our eyes towards the two people, with pigeons and people perfectly positioned Smile
Trev Smile

maggietear
13 Apr 2013 - 3:55 PM

A perfect partnership for a photo, Chris! Looks great in mono.
Maggie

BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 625 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 5:45 PM

Great capture, well seen.
Regards
Burnsie

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 - 1:18 PM

Lovely composition.

P.

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