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Emerging from the walkway underneath Blackfriars Bridge you come across this scene. The cross of St Pauls seemingly reaching up to the crosses of the scaffolding. I just like it.

I did a crop as there was a big lump of something to the left which would have been too big to clone out and I cut out a bit of the sky to make the crosses nearer for composition's sake, but I'm not sure if I should have taken out so much. You will judge. I couldn't stand anywhere else and even here I could've done with being another 3 inches taller to frame it how I wanted it. But you have to work with what you've got. Grin

Converted to B/w using NIK. For me this image is all about shapes rather than details.
V2 is the original for comparison.

Many thanks for dropping by.
Chris Smile

And a big thank you to Bricurtis for his UA for my previous image Browing.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G11
Lens:6.1-30.5 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Aug 2012 - 11:59 AM
Focal Length:30.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Meeting Half Way
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:28 Aug 2012 - 8:12 AM
Tags:Black & white, Digitally manipulated, General, Landscape / travel, London, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract
Votes:35
Variant - Before/AfterVariant - Before and After

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 8:21 AM

A well seen capture. I prefer No 1 mainly because of the crop but if you applied the same crop to the colour original I may prefer that.

Albert

nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 8:44 AM

Amazingly effective work, providing the original helps to understand the effort.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 9:03 AM

I do like that crop Chris as V1 is really an image that draws the eye
so well composed
Lillian

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1090 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 9:16 AM

Mono transforms this, brings the planes together.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 9:22 AM

Both crop and monochrome are well-judged, even essential I suggest. The image is very graphic; emphasising the lines with the b&w helps to draw the attention away from the insipid summer sky.
A striking and well-observed shot, one of those that has to be taken - I suppose you could call it rescued!
Regards
Bill

franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 10:05 AM

I love what you've done in version one - excellent.

Ken

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 10:06 AM

Clever girl Chris, love the mono and it's meaning too !!!
Ron.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 456 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 10:56 AM

Great images Chris. I like the mono too... interesting that the scaffolding apear to be inverted crosses, almost like reflections of the cross on the dome.

Nice one.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 1:32 PM

Definitely V.1 for me, Chris, well spotted, captured and cropped. Carol

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 3:41 PM

The crop version for me too.
Carole

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 4:03 PM

Has a bit of an old postcard look in V1 - it works for me, Chris, so that's my choice! Wink
Trev Smile

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 5:09 PM

Wonderful toning-----coffee?

Last Modified By taggart at 28 Aug 2012 - 5:10 PM
exposure
exposure e2 Member 101761 forum postsexposure vcard England
28 Aug 2012 - 6:54 PM

V1 is lovely Chris, a lovely presentation & mono tones.
Pauline

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 8:52 PM

V1 - you worked it a treat.Smile
Brian.

Last Modified By bricurtis at 28 Aug 2012 - 8:52 PM
pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 9:19 PM

Well seen and nice work to get it looking so good in V1.

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 10:39 PM

V2 for to day.

posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 7:58 AM

A very eye-catching mono, and beautifully framed.

Barry

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 4:21 PM

The cross of St. Paul's meeting "crosses of St. Peter"...very well seen and shot, Chris, and I love your crop and processing in V1.

Very cool framing too Smile

Andrew

reflectionsinlight

nice comp

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 5:40 PM

much better as a mono, excellent composition ( or opposition?)

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Sep 2012 - 4:08 AM

excellent work #1

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