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moiral 7 12 Scotland
27 May 2013 7:58AM
Like this very much Dave. Very nice comp and like that tone that you have chosen. Can't see a V2 though. Moira

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moiral 7 12 Scotland
27 May 2013 7:59AM
Aha am impatient, it is there now. Very nice in colour but do prefer the V1 version. Moira
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 8:00AM
Morning Dave I do like the mono version cracking shot Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 8:01AM
The toning in version one for me Dave.

27 May 2013 8:02AM
Excellent Dave, a super composition,
johnke 5 223 15
27 May 2013 8:03AM
Hi Dave welcome back, Two quality Images, I would not pick one as I think they are both excellent. V1 has su.....Johnper processing
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 8:09AM
Two superb images Dave - like the simplicity of the tones in V1 but also the bright colours of V2. Smile

27 May 2013 8:12AM
Both the images are excellent. But I prefer V2.

27 May 2013 8:16AM
Beautifully balanced and composed, Dave.

V1 (b/w) has the edge for me.

The toning in V1 has more impact for me..Compliments the f/g lamp.. Great tourist free comp too. Wink
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 8:28AM
Lovely composition Dave
with the Shard in the background
standing proudly along with all the different shaped buildings and topped
with the Thames leading you along..perfect!
London...isn't she beautiful?
V2 for meWink
ColleenA Plus
5 357 5 Australia
27 May 2013 8:30AM
Ahh the Shard, cannot wait to see it in July....great capture, also think that V1 works better as tones so great
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 8:37AM
Ok I'm not being sycophantic, or having a favourite, but I have given you my UA because of the amazing luminance you have captured in the lamp in v1, it simply lifts this image to a different level for me.

Nicely done Dave
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
27 May 2013 8:39AM
V1 stands out for colour the image looks drab but in V1 it pops................weird, I thought it would be the other way round..................GrinGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
27 May 2013 8:43AM
two great images Dave !! I think v1 is superb with excellent composition Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 8:56AM
I think of sepia as giving an old fashioned feel to an image, which seems strange with some very modern buildings. Of the two I like v1 the best, but just wonder if black and white would be more in keeping with the modern architecture. Of course it is a great composition and that lit lamp is a real bonus SmileSmile
27 May 2013 8:56AM
Great shot love the b/w versionSmileSmileSmile
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 8:57AM
V1 of 2 bellters, super comp dave.
cheers phil.
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 8:57AM
I like the treatment in V1, makes a great image Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
27 May 2013 9:14AM
Really can't decide between these two. Normally go for colour 99% of the time but love the treatment in V1.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 9:22AM
V 1 is a true winner.
Also love the lamp in V2.....could younot have that in colour in a mono version?
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
27 May 2013 9:22AM
Yeah, nice. Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
27 May 2013 9:26AM
I agree with Ann in the above comments DaveSmileSmile
Both are BrilliantSmile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
27 May 2013 9:50AM
The lamp post balances well with the Shard in a good composition: like Helen, I'd perhaps have preferred a B and W version rather than sepia, but that's just me.
The original coloured version is my favourite though, Dave.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
27 May 2013 10:06AM
A really good composition and for me works best in Colour. I go along with Ronnie's thoughts that B and W might work better than sepia.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
27 May 2013 10:06AM
Tip top Dave with that lamp being so important to your composition.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
27 May 2013 10:07AM
Well balanced composition
mugshotmyk 6 3 9 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 10:09AM
A fine capture and the gentle sepia tint seems very appropriate. Well done.
KingBee Plus
11 529 2 Scotland
27 May 2013 10:09AM
V1 for me, Dave. Otherwise, all been said!


27 May 2013 10:10AM
Colour version for me, not too keen on sepia skies but that's just my preference.

27 May 2013 10:45AM
Wonderful! I like the colour best as the sepia is a bit drab. We were in London for 2 days last week and saw the Shard, it's a great building!
27 May 2013 11:06AM
Two excellent versions of this striking London scene, Dave!
Superb composition, as always, and wonderful presentation.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 11:18AM
2 great images, V1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 11:19AM
Lovely image and most effective in black and white!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 11:34AM
The colour is really very good, Dave. I share the view expressed by various earlier commentators that sepia always suggests olde-worlde photos: fine for the lamp and the Embankment, less so for the Shard; a 'straight' and fairly hard b&w might be more in keeping with 2013. Not that I'm complaining because the composition itself stands out, is enviable in fact, while the removal of RGB emphasises the contrasting lines of the architecture. Despite my (slight) reservation it's a cracking shot.

It also reminds me of the classic scene in Father Ted from which I need only quote 'Small - - - Far away' Blush

27 May 2013 12:04PM
I still love V2
6 3 8 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 12:28PM
A great composition. My winner today is V1, it makes the shot more interesting IMOWinkGrin
27 May 2013 12:44PM
Great tonal range in V1. The trick is in the light in the lamp & the light patch towards the base of Shard which gives a connect. Si.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 2:19PM
The Shard is so iconic already in it's short life and makes a great FP in any image. I think I prefer the colour V2 which seems to give more depth. Although the colour of the foliage contrasts nicely I'd have liked to see it out of frame (i.e. not see it) to simplify the comp, were that possible. From my own recent foray into urban photography I know just how tricky composing can be! Grin Some nice clouds in the sky and the illumination from within the lamp adds a nice surreal touch.
myrab 11 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 3:30PM
Love the mono version Dave, great.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
27 May 2013 3:47PM
I also love the sepia treatment, looks so smooth and timeless in spite of the buildings.
8 10 10 England
27 May 2013 4:18PM
V1 is much more interesting and easy on the eye.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
27 May 2013 4:29PM
The sepia tones version for me, Dave. The contrast between the stark, cold lines of The Shard and the rounded, ornate form of the lamp are a stroke of genius as far as comp goes.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 4:54PM
Although almiles didn't like the bottom left foliage, I do like it's inclusion softening an other wise urban image.
I love the sepia - old or new.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
27 May 2013 4:54PM
Nice capture, Dave, I like the contrast between the old style lamp and the modern Shard in the background Smile Like both versions, but the colour wins it for me...but only just! Wink
Trev Smile
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 4:55PM
New territory for you I think, Dave and very effective the sepia tint is too. Great shot.

Very good comp Dave, the verticals all work well together, I like them both.
A different image, nicely processed.

I like the use of the wall and the bridge to take the eye into the image. I also like the use of the statics in the lamp and the shard.

Yet another mastercalss from the smoke.


jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
27 May 2013 6:53PM
Very nice viewpoint Dave - not sure quite why but I think I prefer v2
27 May 2013 7:27PM
good composition Dave V1 is a winner for me

xwang 8 56 8
27 May 2013 11:04PM
Nice point of view... I prefer V1. Beautiful shot, Dave.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 5:22AM
Good choice of toning and I like the composition too.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
28 May 2013 9:02AM
Like your comp Dave and the tonning suits this well
Regards Richard
capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
28 May 2013 2:01PM
Strong composition, two good images.Smile

29 May 2013 7:15AM
Dave, stunning clarity...........very nice image mate.

29 May 2013 11:23AM
Stunning images and the tones are spot on dave
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
29 May 2013 3:15PM
Superb image Dave, looks great both ways.
Regards, Alf.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 May 2013 4:31PM
I always think they have still to finish the top of that structure Dave.
Actually,I think they have.I reckon they ran out of money for it !!
Good shots.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
30 May 2013 8:10AM
Wonderful. Such a fine view of the Shard.
Love the comp' with that lamp in the f/g.
I go against most opinion here in that I prefer the
colour version.
Very well done.

A lovely composed image. I like V1 with the toning as it adds to the shot.
V2 with the blue bridge a little out from natural for me. Well done Dave.
30 May 2013 10:51PM
Another great image Dave..Lin
swanseamale47 10 124 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 5:27AM
V1 just beats V2 but it's not an easy choice with two good images like these.
2 Jun 2013 3:11PM
Both are excellent Dave, but I prefer V1, I think works better.
3 Jun 2013 5:42AM
Both excellent with a pleasing composition Dave - I think I would prefer v1 by a tad as the sepia seems to have a more moody feel to it. Maybe just the traditional response of the elderly (me) to an old form of color toning! A

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