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City Hall at Dusk

By paul162brown
Last one from my recent walk n' snap to the station the other day. A have tried a few shots using this rail and City Hall (see my portfolio) and this will be the last one (I think!). The lighting was nice for this shot as the sun went down for the evening. Shortly after I took the original Mayor's building shot in my portfolio and posted it here, the O2 mobile phone network had a series of ads featuring a similar shot to this one. But I took them first! Anyhow, what do you think?

Tags: Architecture

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Comments


digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 5:15AM
Not sure about this one Paul. The background is good, colours and details, but the steps dominate too much for my liking.

Ian

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bengsays 11 13
28 Jan 2005 5:16AM
I really like how you have managed to capture some modern technology with the old Architecture in the backround. Well done.
User_Removed 12 268
28 Jan 2005 5:16AM
Really interesting composition and contrast between old and new. Click. Ali.
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 5:18AM
Extraordinary, Paul. The lighting and composition almost lend it a montage effect.
bond 11 2
28 Jan 2005 5:20AM
lots of different angles in this one which lead you eye all over. I like it, not so sure about the border though, why grey?
marto65 14 19
28 Jan 2005 5:20AM
agree with Ian, I think if you were a couple of steps higher so that the railings didn't cut into the GLC building and the steps were 1/3 or less of frame, you might have nailed it. In any case, good attempt. This pic could easily lose the bottom centimetre of two, better if railing started in very bottom left corner
Consulo Plus
11 836 10 Scotland
28 Jan 2005 5:21AM
I likes it.

Good lead in line, and the blend of old and new architecture makes for an interesting image.
itinerario 12 42 Netherlands
28 Jan 2005 5:22AM
Excellent contrast between old and modern architecture, but like Ian I would prefer to see a bit less of the stairs.
John_Duckett 11 386 2 Norfolk Island
28 Jan 2005 5:24AM
A truely brilliant composition. Well worth the HC congrats.

John
28 Jan 2005 5:25AM
great use of the wide angle
click from me
james
28 Jan 2005 5:32AM
ive wondered about taking a shot of both these buildings but always thought it would look to plain and boring. This angle of shot using the stairs works well and adds that extra element to the image.
JouŠo Plus
11 56 Finland
28 Jan 2005 5:33AM
EXCELLENT!
Congrats on the HC!

Jouko
synaesthesia 12 389 England
28 Jan 2005 5:34AM
Thats a bloody cracker!

BIG CLICK!"

Al.
Yogendra 12 22 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 5:36AM
Nice shot, Superb.

Yogendra
keithh Plus
12 24.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
28 Jan 2005 5:37AM
seen a thousand shots of this and this is the first I've seen that included the TB as an architectural contrast.
cliock
28 Jan 2005 5:45AM
Great comp. Congrats on the HC. Click
Jules
jules41 11 197 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 5:53AM
This gets a big WOW,from me Paul,fabulous shot,well done on the HC,well deserved too.
julie
JohnHorne 11 1.0k
28 Jan 2005 6:02AM
Very nice light. I find that some of the barges on the river are a bit of a distraction: I would clone them out, but you may feel that this means that the image is no longer truthful. This composition has more impact than yesterday's. Click.
John
mikears 11 89 Canada
28 Jan 2005 6:16AM
Never been to the UK, so I've never seen these landmarks in person - Seen a lot of shots here on EPZ, but this has got to be one of the best.

Fantastic
Click
Mike
Ian-Jones Plus
12 129 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 6:25AM
Absolutely excellent. The best combo I've seen yet.

Ian
Stevie_G 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 6:41AM
Just over there this morning and wish I had cam with me (office trip as the firm I work in are having a new office built there, yes, that hole in the ground you saw). Mind you, it was so dull and grey!!
I like the comp in this image. Well done!
28 Jan 2005 6:59AM
FANTASTIC!
Anne Smile
helendixon 12 30 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 7:10AM
I like the unusual composition, it works so well.

Helen..
A_Harrison 11 260 Canada
28 Jan 2005 7:23AM
effective lines,nice work.

Allan
vaughar 11 242 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 7:23AM
Great shot of London.. wish I'd taken more when I was there. Looks like you had ideal weather/light for it too.
alexya85 11 5
28 Jan 2005 7:31AM
Brilliant
StevenHanna 13 296 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 8:58AM
Nicely done.
Steven
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helen&peter 11 98
28 Jan 2005 9:09AM
Unusual shot - like the composition. Click
Helen
MarkyMarc 11 498 Canada
28 Jan 2005 9:28AM
Interesting shot, to me the shape of the building on the right (city hall?) and the curvature of the steps make it look as though the right side of the photo is being pulled away, which is a neat effect. -click-

Marc
ericfaragh 12 123 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 9:30AM
Nice old/new contrast, great sky to back it. Well done.
28 Jan 2005 9:52AM
Love this shot. The strong diagonal of the steel rail creates an interesting perspective, and the contrasting architecture is wonderful, not just old and new structures but the warm glowing stonework against cold grey steel.
exposure Plus
11 3.2k England
28 Jan 2005 10:38AM
A brilliant composition and perspective well done. Congratulations on your HC.
Pauline.
28 Jan 2005 11:13AM
Thanks to everyone for the comments and clicks! And cheers for the HC.

Thanks to all.

Cheers

Paul
highlander 12 32 Scotland
28 Jan 2005 11:54AM
Hello Paul, well deserved recognition on this shot which is composed so well with the famous bridge and the sky is such a delight to view. Nice work.
Doug.
Rob_Taylor 11 660 5 Wales
28 Jan 2005 12:03PM
Excellent shot, the quality shines through.
Rob
IRaddict 12 34
28 Jan 2005 1:25PM
sureally good!
really like the edgy comp, which combined with that tremendous sky makes a delicious photo.
steve neil 11 597 Australia
28 Jan 2005 2:32PM
That's a pretty cool shot Paul. Like it lots, well done Smile
browny 11 1
29 Jan 2005 4:03PM
Well Done Son
A Booth 13 11 4 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2005 2:33AM
superb wide angle capture, good tonal range and colours.
moelwyn 11 73 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2005 12:41PM
Fantastic, well done.

Moelwyn.
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2005 1:22PM
Oh well, can't win them all. :0)

Ian
messhai 11 8 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2005 10:37PM
Nice one! Agree with the folks on trimming the bottom bit or taking it a few steps higher! Otherwise, it's still a cracking shot!

Smile Ade
wallypics 11 3
20 Feb 2005 3:33PM
WOW, this is amazing.. I've seen a lot of shots of this building and some I've liked a lot but none come anywhere near close to being as good as yours.
Retnyap 10 28
31 Dec 2005 7:28AM
The composition is great and difference in colours grey to bright blues.
Love It.
Davey P.
MoWiz 10 114 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2006 12:31AM
brilliant composition!
Mo
Coza 11 2
1 Jan 2006 2:03AM
Such a classic shot.

Coza

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