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Lantern's light

By AnnChown  
I've been wondering whether to upload this or not - I would have liked the lantern to be more central in the reflection, but then the edge of the pavement would become more vertical and I like the slant here. Anyway - here it is, together with v2 which is more like the original. It was taken hand held with my new camera, exif details:
ISO 400
1/4 sec
I used to walk through Leadenhall Market every morning on my way to work and I hated the wet cobbles (it was hosed down every day) as I teetered through in my high heels!!
Thanks for looking in and for your time - as usual, comments and criticisms are very welcome.

Tags: London General Reflections Landscape and travel Leadenhall market

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MalcolmM Plus
11 551 5 Scotland
29 Nov 2011 9:40AM
Well spotted, very well photographed....

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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
29 Nov 2011 9:45AM
Two Beautiful and fantastic image,love the reflection in this one,
brilliant idea - great capture
thetriguy 11 23 12 United States
29 Nov 2011 9:50AM
Very nice image. Love the lines in this.
Best, Bill
Gaucho Plus
14 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 9:51AM
I actually prefer version 2. It seems better balanced somehow. Both excellent anyhow!
29 Nov 2011 10:15AM
Well spotted and captured
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 10:16AM
Two superb shots Ann, for me it has to be V1 Smile

cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
29 Nov 2011 10:26AM
perfect as it is Grin
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
29 Nov 2011 10:37AM
Even without the pedestrian, it would be an excellent study of the wet cobbles catching the light and the reflections, but the passerby's legs do add so much.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 10:48AM
Golden dreams in a puddle...
I can see the logic for the simpler more concentrated composition in V1, but I do prefer the balance of V2. It's quirkier. Plus there are three strong, totally unrelated elements, and an uneven number always seems to work better for me. But the legs, and their motion blur, are absolutely essential.
29 Nov 2011 10:56AM
The light on the cobbles is quite special Ann, nice composition, the sausage and mash is tempting but I'll go without. My sister used to be a teeterer too, 5 foot 2 and heels like stilts. Crazy.

gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 11:06AM
I agree that V2 is the better composition - an excellent capture and well spotted in the first place!
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 11:24AM
An elegant pair of legs tottering through in high heels would of course have been preferable, Ann, with or without sausage, mash and gravy; I'm sure Mick would agree Grin
I like both versions, pretty much equally; for me they complement each other besides proving that there are two pictures in one. The colour is excellent, the composition suits me fine. To V2 I would suggest the slightest of amendments to remove the chair legs just visible at the top.
29 Nov 2011 11:29AM
High heel and cobbles are a no go area....
Love V2 best ... seems quite mysterious
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 11:32AM
A nice pair of images Ann, I like them both, but I think the simpler crop of V1 wins it for me...
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
29 Nov 2011 11:34AM
Although v2 has its charm and would stand alone, I would have cropped it below the feet in V1 for an even more abstract image.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
29 Nov 2011 11:37AM
Ah. Leadenhall Market. This is a super shot. V1 for me.
I was up there a few weeks ago and can't believe how it's changed since I worked there. No pics though. It was lunchtime!!! Packed to the gills.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
29 Nov 2011 12:02PM
I prefer V1 without the sign Ann.
Good colour in the cobbles and reflection too.
And cobbles and high heels are a bad combination.
High heels and fishnet stockings are a far better combination I think.
And preferable without any sausage,mash and gravy stains on them !!
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 12:45PM

Quote:. To V2 I would suggest the slightest of amendments to remove the chair legs just visible at the top.

Black mark for me - I forgot to clone them out on v2, although I did on v1!
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
29 Nov 2011 12:49PM
Spectacular light-- a wonderful image, I prefer v2-- Good Eyes!
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
29 Nov 2011 1:35PM
V1 for me Ann. I think this is an outstanding image and that crop is perfection. Whilst three is often better than two the sign board is a distraction in V2 and as it is in the shadow area we are struggling to read it therefore spending too much time in that area.A super image cropped to perfection and the movement from the figure is a whopping big bonus.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
29 Nov 2011 1:53PM
V1 for me too Ann the details in the reflection and the golden tones work well.
Good crop too with just the lower legs and feet in
Regards Richard
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
29 Nov 2011 2:26PM
V1 for me Ann. Lovely textures and colour. Well spotted and captured.............Sandy
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 3:13PM
Superb colours Ann, and me thinks you should be a surgeon (maybe you are ...)

BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
29 Nov 2011 3:30PM
Super, atmospheric shot(s)
Very well done Ann.

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
29 Nov 2011 3:33PM
Love version 1 Ann!

saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
29 Nov 2011 3:38PM
V1 here too, Ann.
I have to say for hand-held at 1/4 sec it's very sharp, so you couldn't have been teetering very much!

Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 4:34PM
Cracking shot !!!!......wonderful quality, with a lovely 'wetness' & hi-lights on the cobbles....& a great strong composition in's a beaut !!!!

ps.....the reflected lamp can be centralised with a bit of PS work !!!!.WinkWink
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 4:53PM
I love V1, a superb capture. Carole
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 5:39PM

Quote:Cracking shot !!!!......wonderful quality, with a lovely 'wetness' & hi-lights on the cobbles....& a great strong composition in's a beaut !!!!

ps.....the reflected lamp can be centralised with a bit of PS work !!!!.WinkWink

Keith - you are a PS master and I am a button tweaker!!
29 Nov 2011 6:28PM
Very inventive Ann, a brilliant image, very well seen and taken. V2 my fav' though, and the sign has made me feel very hungrySmile

John Smile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 7:23PM
Like this one Ann, I took one in Venice in the puddles and always loved it
this is full of light and a golden glow to it all
well done
Mike_Young 10 12 9 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 7:32PM
Terrific light on this super reflection
Mike_Young 10 12 9 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 7:32PM
Terrific light on this super reflection and cobbles
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
29 Nov 2011 8:46PM
Great reflection and wonderful light on the cobbles. V1 for me Ann.
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 9:24PM
I think the V2 is a more balanced composition Ann. V1 still works very well though.
Suehh 9 39 6 England
29 Nov 2011 9:38PM
Well spotted and captured Ann - for me V2 works best for overall composition - though V1 is a strong image too. Great light and colour
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2011 8:47AM
Oh clever stuff Ann. Prefer V1 without the signboard. The feet at the top add proportion to the image. Love it. Well spotted. Paul
Ray42 8 3 England
30 Nov 2011 5:03PM
Well spotted and taken and an excellent crop too - nice one
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2011 5:49PM
Evocative. I sometimes see high heel wearers attempting to run across a cobbled station courtyard. They never seem to get it wrong.
Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2011 8:23PM
Very well spotted it shows you've got a keen eye for detail, well done Ann!
Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
30 Nov 2011 10:53PM
I prefer V1 too, the simpler image, very clever spotting!
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Nov 2011 11:41PM
number 1 for me as well. I don't mind the light where it is.. it s a really fine shot.
btw I do almost all my shots hand held. it works fine for me, who would drag a tripod to work Smile

I have never tried hight heels at work in my life. Not even in the garden Smile
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2011 5:29AM
A favourite place of mine Ann and a great take on it. I'm extremely impressed with your ability to handhold at 1/4sec!
2 Dec 2011 12:28AM
Great reflection and lighting Ann.a great shot.Well done..Lin
I really like this Ann, the reflection is wonderful, with a magical feel to it. Great light and colour tones A cracking shotWink
perkyjude 5 46 11 England
4 Dec 2011 8:59AM
Well seen and a great idea captured well.
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
4 Dec 2011 5:51PM
I just love this Ann, lovely copper colours of the wet cobbles, Fab' reflection too - V1 for me Smile

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Dave87 9 42 5 England
5 Dec 2011 9:09PM
Reflections captured in puddles on the street donít come much better than this!!

With the cobbled street and lovely warm lighting adding that bit extra

Well sported and done.

charlotte 12 34 2 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2011 3:41PM
Love it. What a gorgeous image.


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