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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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digicammad 14 22.0k 39 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.


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bengsays 13 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 14 268
28 Jan 2005 5:16AM
Really interesting composition and contrast between old and new. Click. Ali.
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 5:18AM
Extraordinary, Paul. The lighting and composition almost lend it a montage effect.
bond 13 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 16 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 13 840 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 14 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 13 386 2 Norfolk Island
28 Jan 2005 5:24AM
A truely brilliant composition. Well worth the HC congrats.

28 Jan 2005 5:25AM
great use of the wide angle
click from me
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 13 56 Finland
28 Jan 2005 5:33AM
Congrats on the HC!

synaesthesia 14 389 England
28 Jan 2005 5:34AM
Thats a bloody cracker!


28 Jan 2005 5:36AM
Nice shot, Superb.

keithh Plus
14 25.4k 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.
28 Jan 2005 5:45AM
Great comp. Congrats on the HC. Click
jules41 13 197 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.
JohnHorne 13 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.
mikears 13 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.

Ian-Jones 14 129 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 6:25AM
Absolutely excellent. The best combo I've seen yet.

Stevie_G 13 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
Anne Smile
helendixon 14 30 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 7:10AM
I like the unusual composition, it works so well.

A_Harrison 13 261 Canada
28 Jan 2005 7:23AM
effective lines,nice work.

vaughar 13 242 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 13 5
28 Jan 2005 7:31AM
StevenHanna 15 296 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2005 8:58AM
Nicely done.
helen&peter 13 98
28 Jan 2005 9:09AM
Unusual shot - like the composition. Click
MarkyMarc 13 498 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-

ericfaragh 14 149 4 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
13 5.5k England
28 Jan 2005 10:38AM
A brilliant composition and perspective well done. Congratulations on your HC.
paul162brown 13 10 England
28 Jan 2005 11:13AM
Thanks to everyone for the comments and clicks! And cheers for the HC.

Thanks to all.


highlander 14 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.
Rob_Taylor 14 661 5 Wales
28 Jan 2005 12:03PM
Excellent shot, the quality shines through.
IRaddict 14 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 13 597 Australia
28 Jan 2005 2:32PM
That's a pretty cool shot Paul. Like it lots, well done Smile
browny 13 1
29 Jan 2005 4:03PM
Well Done Son
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2005 2:33AM
superb wide angle capture, good tonal range and colours.
moelwyn 13 73 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2005 12:41PM
Fantastic, well done.

digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2005 1:22PM
Oh well, can't win them all. :0)

messhai 13 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 13 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 13 28
31 Dec 2005 7:28AM
The composition is great and difference in colours grey to bright blues.
Love It.
Davey P.
MoWiz 12 114 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2006 12:31AM
brilliant composition!
Coza 13 2
1 Jan 2006 2:03AM
Such a classic shot.


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