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Im sure it's a view that's been done a million times, but even though I lived in London for nearly twenty years I never took a picture of Big Ben (I know that's not the name of the clock tower, but lets face it it's Big Ben to most of the world).

Anyway, here is my contribution to the archive!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jan 2013 - 2:19 PM
Focal Length:20mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Bulb
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Old Father Thames
Username:Jellyfire Jellyfire
Uploaded:7 Jan 2013 - 8:52 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Landscape / travel
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
7 Jan 2013 - 9:10 AM

This really is a superb photo and the first one I see of 'Big Ben ' from this angle !! I love the composition here as well !! Excellent Lee !! So, number one million and one is a winner Smile

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capto
capto e2 Member 21049 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 10:23 AM

Really good image, the choice of long exposure has made it different from all the others.

ivor

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 10:54 AM

excellent capture

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 10:58 AM

The long exposure gives a lovely cloud halo to the Clock Tower. A classic view well converted to mono, Lee.

Dave

(your camera is still on BST Grin)

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  241 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 11:01 AM

Ah so it is Dave... To be honest so is my mind though, struggling with these winter mornings!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 1:34 PM

I love the impression of ice on the water SmileSmile
Helen

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Bonvilston
7 Jan 2013 - 2:59 PM

This is a really good take on a traditional theme. The stillness of the water and the gritty graininess of the sky make it stand out from the crowd. .....Peter

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 5:20 PM

wonderful exposure Lee brilliant detail and tones a cracking mono nice one Wink
andy

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33063 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 6:44 PM

A beautifully worked image of this most famous of scenes Lee. The exposure and composition for me is spot on as one would expect from such a notable photographer.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
7 Jan 2013 - 7:24 PM

Excellent capture. There is a clarity in your picture. I like it

Effrossini

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 8:31 PM

Great comp and mono shot, love that smooth looking Thames water, Peter..

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 10:34 PM

I like your 1950s look a lot here, great tones. Guess what, I have never stood at that spot although I have been many times to London with the OH Smile
Guess I don't have the appropriate views of Paris or bordeaux either Smile

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  241 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 10:42 PM

Neither had I Annette, one of the pleasurable things about photography for me is it makes me pay a bit more attention to my surroundings whilst trying to find the best viewpoint
Lee

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 4:29 PM

Great comp and a fantastic pov. Also looks great in monoGrin
Ryan

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User_Removed
8 Jan 2013 - 4:40 PM

just looked. just superb, you really have an eye. love the grain, and the thames looks just creamy. PoV, DoF and comp. are spot on. no criticism.Wink

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RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 12:24 AM

Perhaps a traditional composition but why not: like your processing and presentation here, Lee.
R.

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platzy
platzy  1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 - 2:32 PM

The exposure tone and detail are spot on, great image mate.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ  6 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 11:23 PM

I recently took shots from the exact same spot (my partner just remarked on it upon seeing your photo!) I lived and worked in London many years ago, but this was also the first time I'd returned to take photos of Big Ben.
Excellent work. I feel inspired to do a bit of work on my efforts and maybe post my own now!
Cheers -- Steve

Last Modified By SteveNZ at 11 Jan 2013 - 11:23 PM

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  241 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 11:36 PM

Im dying to go back and do all the landmarks now. Somebody uploaded a shot the other day from this spot too, but the tide was higher and the light more interesting (it was basically a much better shot than mine!). Look forward to seeing yours if you post it
cheers
Lee

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SteveNZ  6 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 11:25 PM


Quote: Im dying to go back and do all the landmarks now. Somebody uploaded a shot the other day from this spot too, but the tide was higher and the light more interesting (it was basically a much better shot than mine!). Look forward to seeing yours if you post it
cheers
Lee

Found mine, did a bit of Lightroom work on it and posted it.
Tide was high in mine and different lens was used, but I think we stood in exactly the same spot - what do you reckon?
www.ephotozine.com/user/stevenz-84884/gallery/photo/big-ben-across-the-thames-31512311

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Jellyfire  241 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 11:31 PM

Down to a few inches Id say judging by the distance between the two yellow markers!

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