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Don't worry folks, I'm fine, I've come back from the planet drivel. I have to thank Moira (mrswoolybill) for pointing out the problem, it was tea withdrawal and after a few cups I was back in the land of the sane. Talking Swans, what was I thinking, hahaha, as if there is such things, it was a Mallard, fancy getting that wrong.
Anyway, no story tonight, "Boooooo" I hear you say, or was that a "Yaaaaaay". I am currently watching the very exciting Mosconi Cup and hoping Europe become victors. What a time for sport at the minute, everythings on that I watch, pool, cricket, boxing and the darts are starting in a few days, I won't have a clue which one to watch first. Thank goodness for Sky+.Grin

Okay, tonight's upload is a little different for me and of the new building in London called the Shard, or nicknamed it, not quite sure of that one. I was down on the riverbank whilst the tide was out and I couldn't help but photograph the wooden structures that are along the shoreline, I then spotted this shot with an old, rather large shard of timber in the foreground and the new, just a tad larger shard in the background. Neither of which I would like in my finger, I hasten to add.
My thoughts were how the old timber structure is slowly decaying in the shadow of a structure that is being born and from materials that should outlast the timber by years, but will it?

I hope you like it, thanks for looking and for any comments.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jul 2011 - 1:35 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:13 Dec 2012 - 11:27 PM
Tags:Architecture, Building, Construction, Decay, London, Splinter
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Voters:Badgerfred · Jocelia · AnneWorner · taggart · nonur · EAS · Hermanus · CarolG · franken · mrswoolybill · woolybill1 · fentiger · WhiteRose1 · orygenes · NDODS · SlowSong · Herge88 · AnnChown · jaktis · sweetpea62 · Rende · Maiwand · Glostopcat ·
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14 Dec 2012 - 12:50 AM

All this building up, building higher, and tearing down. Maybe some things need to be torn down, but there are things I miss that have gone from our downtown in Bergen.

That's an interesting structure in the foreground, and it's got character.

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 12:52 AM

Great composition choice-- and an interesting combination!

nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 12:54 AM

Great shot, I love the way they are juxtaposed!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 4:30 AM

As has been said already, the juxtaposition works really well. My bet is for the old wooden structure to out-live the new!! I doubt any modern ones will last as long as most of the old. I'm probably a bit crotchety as I hate being wide awake at this hour of the night! Tongue


Last Modified By EAS at 14 Dec 2012 - 4:31 AM
Hermanus  3 South Africa
14 Dec 2012 - 4:59 AM

A great narrative that accompanies this photo Smile I think the new structure will be impresiive when completed !

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 6:17 AM

An excellent pov, Andy, well spotted and captured. Carol

franken Plus Member 133590 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:01 AM

Quote: Great composition choice-- and an interesting combination!

I agree, Ken

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8776 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1267 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:12 AM

The Odd Couple comes to mind. Creating a link between two unlikely partners.

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:37 AM

I like this. And I can't help thinking that the old wooden post will outlive the Shard. Excellent selection of pov.

Speaking of which, I have seen the building twice but only in February/March when it was shrouded in low rainclouds. Doesn't look that way in the publicity shots Wink

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:49 AM

Always good to see a new slant on this building Tongue, nicely found viewpoint, Andy, and very well juxtaposed.


NDODS Plus Member 44335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 9:25 AM

I was quite happy just reading your rather amusing pre-narrative Dave.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 10:27 AM

Very well seen and positioned. Think I prefer the splinter. Smile

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 3:10 PM

Great pov Andy - and good juxtaposition.

sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2012 - 11:34 PM

Where is my night time storySad still great capture, will be looking for your next story..LinWink

Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 2:34 PM

Beautiful juxtaposition and a fine composition Andy.

Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 2:44 PM

An imaginative Andy--- and it works.

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