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The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament in London.

Just straightened and brightened up a touch.

The view of The Big Ben Bell Clock Tower has probably been taken a million times, but I like the detail that's it gives.

I think most people would take a photo that's the full length of the tower but I took one similar to this about 30 years ago and have always thought the clock looked amazing.

I think you`ll like it, I know I do.. Smile

Nige.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 700D
Lens:Sigma 18-250mm DC OS HSM macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jul 2013 - 6:00 PM
Focal Length:87mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Clock Tower.
Username:Nigwel Nigwel
Uploaded:23 May 2014 - 10:44 PM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel
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stub197
stub197  2
24 May 2014 - 1:46 PM

A cracking image especially from this angle, detailed
& clear, shows stone work off as well as clock face
love it

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10912 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2909 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 2:14 PM

Ive never seen the clock shot from this pov. Its quite spectacular.

The detail is crisp and sharp.

Ive never seen this in person, so I dont know if the face is actually white, or has a slight blue tone as it has here.

I will load a mod to alter the tone and see how it looks, - but as I say, I dont really know which is more true.

A really nice image either way.


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Willie

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10912 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2909 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 2:20 PM

Mod uploaded. The clock face is less blue and more white. This is a white balance adjustment. Its not unusual for Auto White Balance to mistakenly correct a warm tone by adding blue.


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Willie

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dudler Critique Team 11126 forum postsdudler vcard England339 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 2:53 PM

My impression is that it's white, and that here, it's picking up blue reflected from the sky. However, at night, it's slightly yellow, as it's lit from behind by (I assume) tungsten lights. At least - that's how it looked the other night, as I drove along the Embankment towards it.

An angle like this may now be the best: counter-terrorist measures all round the perimeter now spoil all the close-in ground-level shots!

I'd never clocked (sorry) that looking up from the pavement near to the building you lose the (not inconsiderable) top of the tower.

So a very different PoV. Almsot a mystery shot - "where is this?" wouldn't get an immediate answer.

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Nigwel
Nigwel 
24 May 2014 - 3:11 PM

Thanks Stub197, Willie and Dudler.

I`d boosted the blue (it`s more a grey and white usually) because of the sky being as blue as it was on the day and it boosted the gold. I think with it being grey it changes slightly during the day with the sun directions and the shadows it gives!!

Most people take a shot like this from a distance so they get the top in but I think the face is the most important part of the tower externally.

I`m just getting the swing of PS and LR so the colours might be a bit OTT at times but quite bland at times.

Nige.

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