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Selected Shadows from Greenwich

By NDODS    
A rather more contemporary form of photography for todays upload. This photo-merge was captured from the top of the hill at Greenwich Observatory, its self famous throughout the world as being the point of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). The image looks down towards Greenwich Naval College, now home of Greenwich University, and across into the sprawling City of London.

Whilst I have the opportunity, I must thank you all for your most supportive comments and votes following not only yesterdays upload 'Blooming Support Workers', but several other pieces. A big thank you to franken (Ken), Morpheus1955 (Hugh), PattiW (Patti) and TrevBatWCC (Trevor) Ffor presenting me with their most welcomed User Awards.

I sincerely hope that you all have a cracking day, and an even better weekend.

Highest regards to you all.


Tags: Shadow Saturday

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pascalg Plus
10 37 France
6 Oct 2012 4:48AM
nice view/mono

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
6 Oct 2012 4:57AM
Nice image.
Beautiful clouds and tones, Nathan.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Oct 2012 5:51AM
A most intersting image, Nathan, a great sky and some wonderful long shadows, well composed, captured and presented. Enjoy your weekend, too Smile Carol
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
6 Oct 2012 6:00AM
Beautiful ! I love the clouds - especially in mono. We do not often see clouds like that where I live. Thanx also for always being so encouraging in your comments Nathan - highly appreciated Smile
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 6:38AM
Great capture Nathan, wonderful image that has a bucket load of interest to immerse ones self in. Terrific.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
6 Oct 2012 6:49AM
A beautiful cityscape from Greenwich Observatory under lovely clouds, Nathan. I love the subtle conversion and the people and shadows of the trees on the Greenwich green. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend too.
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
6 Oct 2012 6:52AM
Wow!!! Nathan, this is breathtaking, and the BW presentation only increases its appeal.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
6 Oct 2012 7:04AM
This is a well composed panoramic view Nathan and well presented in mono.

dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 7:15AM
A lovel pano , But for a mono it needs a tad more contrast i find the tones too much the same
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 7:21AM
Great shot Nathan, as said absolutely breathtaking!
6 Oct 2012 7:36AM
I heard that London is a beautiful city ... Now I see this!Wink More seriously - wonderful view, Nathan!Smile
Regards Valery
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:04AM
A great formation of clouds almost in an even pattern, casting lovely showdows, works great in Black and white. Lovely photo.

Bob SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
6 Oct 2012 8:04AM
Super scene Nathan, like this a lot,
A lovely panorama view in B&W.
Well done. WesternRed.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
6 Oct 2012 8:09AM
The equestrian centre has gone and the Olympics has almost faded. Greenwich back to normal and this uninterupted view Nathan. Mono suites the image totally.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:18AM
Yes those sweeping shadows are special, they cradle the cityscape.
Philpot Plus
5 39 4 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:19AM
A lovely piece of work Nathan your choice of crop works well to give this wide vista what it deserves. Best regards Phil
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
6 Oct 2012 8:22AM
A Great B+W image Nathen,SmileSmile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:36AM

Quote:A rather more contemporary form of photography for todays upload.

Interestingly, my immediate impression from the thumbnail was of an 18th-century oil painting of a cricket match transposed to an ultra-modern setting and on an infinitely larger scale. I have found an example here but similar paintings are often seen in art galleries.

You are to be heartily congratulated for fooling me so completely!

A superb work, Nathan: clear, all-encompassing, excellent b&w, a tremendous panorama.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:40AM
Lovely mono landscape.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:40AM
Superb B&W landscape, excellent composition and I love those clouds Smile

Tibetan 5 3 England
6 Oct 2012 8:43AM
I agree entirely with woolybill1 it is precisely the painting though that occurred to me, very cleverly carried out Nathan seriously good, like it, have a good week end, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 8:54AM
I too go along with Bill's comments, Nathan: a wonderful panorama over London, so much to see and pick out and enjoy. Although I have never been there I instantly recognised the buildings here as a backdrop to the equestrian event at the Olympics.
Nathan you have excelled yourself, this is top draw work, I could go on and on but wont I will say this Stupendous work.

jdinne 15 16 England
6 Oct 2012 9:21AM
Wonderful Nathan. There is so much going on which has me staring at this for some time now, superb photography. Kinda prefer V2 as it has brought out those wonderful shadows and sky.


Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
6 Oct 2012 9:30AM
V2 most definitely. To me, V1 lacks contrast.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Oct 2012 9:42AM
Excellent bit of merging, Nathan. The side light gives some lovely shadows and the wide angle gives a geat depth to the image. The clouds are excellent as well. Taken before the Olympics erected their arena and messed up the scene.


(PS.... you didn't tag it 'Saturday Shadows')
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 9:53AM
V2 works better in my opinion too - much stronger contrast and focus on the buildings Smile
Do add the tag and then it will appear in the group of Saturday shadow pictures
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 9:57AM
Added the unique Tag, as requested by Dave and Helen. Smile

Regards Nathan
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 9:59AM
Two great images, Nathan, with v2 just edging it for me.


User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 10:11AM
Excellent, well captured scene.

6 Oct 2012 10:57AM
Well done Nathan. This is a superb mono panorama, a great cityscape with the added benefit of such an interesting foreground. V2 is the ace with that nice extra bit of contrast.SmileSmile

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
6 Oct 2012 11:06AM
A fine sweep of a classic view. V1 reminds me of the pictures you get wrapped round sticks of rock for some reason, but V2 has more punch. I like both.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
6 Oct 2012 11:18AM
an idyllic scene Smile undecided about which Version..both have their merits SmileSmile
6 Oct 2012 11:42AM
Good day Nathan for my tired old eyes v2 with the slighlty more contrast wins for me, the Greenwich Naval College is a fine focal point for the capture in stark contrast to the modern build of today what was it PC called them carbuncles hmm maybe he got something right!!!!


Bright blue skies here in Glasgow this morning a fine autumnal day hope yours is as well
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 11:51AM
A wonderful panorama Nathan with it's gentle shadows
to greet us on a sunny day in Scotland.
czech 6 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 11:53AM
Unusual shot. Works really well in monochrome. I must try using Photomerge.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
6 Oct 2012 11:54AM
This brings back many happy memories Nathan! When I left the Army we lived in Woolwich for several years which is a few miles away, and used to go with my Wife and Son who was two at the time, he is now 46, to this park on a Sunday weather permitting, the panorama has been stitched expertly and exposure is spot on, the sky lends itself to black and white, very professional photography of the highest order.
To any one who has not been here! There is a lot of Lord Nelsons possessions here including the uniform with bullet hole that killed him.


6 Oct 2012 12:26PM

Quote:This brings back many happy memories Nathan! When I left the Army we lived in Woolwich for several years which is a few miles away, and used to go with my Wife and Son who was two at the time, he is now 46, to this park on a Sunday weather permitting, the panorama has been stitched expertly and exposure is spot on, the sky lends itself to black and white, very professional photography of the highest order.
To any one who has not been here! There is a lot of Lord Nelsons possessions here including the uniform with bullet hole that killed him.



i totally agree superb work of the highest quality
moiral 8 12 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 1:16PM
Great piece of work Nathan. Makes me wonder how long it is since I have been down to London, and certainly many years since I have seen this view. I think I like the higher contrast in the V2 here. Moira
a lovely capture,well done.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
6 Oct 2012 2:19PM
V2 for me Nathan, the extra contrast just adds more.

My old Dad would have loved this image. He went to Greenwich school as a boy at the age of 10 in 1917, the 3rd or 4th generation to do so, (family tradition for the first born son to join the Marines) and ended up being de-mobbed after WW2.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Oct 2012 2:19PM
Great shadows, you do work so very hard on your images! an inspiration!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
6 Oct 2012 2:33PM
A fine sweeping wide view here Nathan !!
Works well in mono.
Good shots.
6 Oct 2012 2:50PM
Bit good Nathan your on a roll.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
6 Oct 2012 3:01PM
Super pano, great for mono and I love that there are a lot of people in the fg, gives the image real scale. Like this one a lot.

Best Matt
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 3:10PM
What a wonderful image, Nathan.

Humblebee 5 1 England
6 Oct 2012 3:20PM
Superb point of view Nathan, looks really great in mono and a wonderful image with the country's Capital as a backdrop ... Carol Grin
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 3:23PM
Well done, Nathan, absolutely cracking image, luv the black and white, works perfectly.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 4:19PM
Amazing clarity captured here the clouds are stunning.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
6 Oct 2012 4:47PM
Super quality pano'.
Packed with fine detail.
Very well done Nathan.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
6 Oct 2012 5:01PM
A very fine mono panorama, Nathan, like the sweeping shadows coming in from the left Wink Think V2 for me, for the extra contrast Wink
Trev Smile
6 Oct 2012 5:37PM
I live in IST zone, AKA Indian stretchable time,as often people do not remain punctual. Thanks for sharing .
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 5:41PM
Excellent point of view Nathan, It doas really portrait London from the Greenwich side.Nice clouds.
6 Oct 2012 5:58PM
I Like
Have to agree with Woolybill on this Nathan. Certainly gives the impression of an old master, surmounted by modern buildings. Would also like to see this in Sepia tones which would add to the effect. Great photo.
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
6 Oct 2012 6:10PM
nice mono....
Love the view of clouds.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 6:16PM
Great image Nathan - slight preference for v2
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 6:26PM
Here I am at the bottom again. Phew!
A contemporary merge of excellence, Nathan.
Looks rather like an old engraving to meGrin.
Great work Nathan, it's all been said, I've been out all day.

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 7:16PM
Great work Nathan all as good as each other .Smile
1881 6 India
6 Oct 2012 7:18PM
Not only Lovely clouds LOVELY all over.

Regards - SANJEEV -
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 7:50PM
I like what you have done with V3 a great composition and beautiful scene
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:00PM
Superb mono shot Nathan, lovely wide view of the park and buildings, my preference is V2, Peter..
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:39PM
A fabulous view of London and the area where I used to live and work for many years. A superb panorama Nathan - very well taken and worked!
howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:53PM
Wow Nathan Great work as always Smile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
6 Oct 2012 9:11PM
Nice set of 3, my favourite is Version 2........GrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Oct 2012 9:18PM
A wonderful panoramic view of London, excellent composition, cloud formations and shadows. I think v2 steals the show
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 10:32PM
An interesting set of images,
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Oct 2012 11:26PM
v2 for me, wonderful tones and panorama.
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 5:07PM
V3 for me here..
Great mono with a few nice awards as well..
Great work...

LexEquine 12 19 United States
7 Oct 2012 8:41PM
'Superb monochrome scenic & Architectural Image Set & Composition' ~ Peter Smile
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 10:31PM
Best wishes. Great range of tones Nathan. Paul
I think I like v2 the best. Although they are all excellent anyway.


10 Oct 2012 3:35PM
Beautiful bw, wonderful view. Never been there by the way, now i want to.
Gorgeous picture Nathan.

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