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Straight Edge

By marktc  
Probably the last of the More London "Edge" series. Although the simplest of the edge images in terms of composition, it was also one of the most difficult to get right in terms of light and contrast on such a prominent flat surface.

Thanks to all those that clicked or commented on Angels Wing, but especially to Andy for his very welcome and much appreciated UA.

Tags: Architecture Black and white More London Estates

Voters: CarolG, Diggeo, Philip_H and 41 more

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fazzer 11 54 7 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2015 7:21PM
works well for me, I love lines.....not sure about the light 50/50
andylea2 6 16 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2015 8:24PM
Wonderful lines and tones Mark top notch Wink
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
27 Mar 2015 8:47PM
Like the skyline, Mark, like a pulse going across the screen.

27 Mar 2015 9:26PM
Superb. The sky is perfect.

For me, this is the genre where you are strongest.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
27 Mar 2015 9:33PM
A good one Mark!
Hoffy 16 262 16 England
27 Mar 2015 10:41PM
Stunning detail and tone control. PSmile
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2015 11:19PM
I can see your problems with the light building and the dark broody sky - can the building be burnt in any more on right or am I expecting too much?
Otherwise a brilliant image with good contrast.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2015 11:26PM
I really like this a lot Mark, a great mono im ageGrinGrin

johnke Plus
8 223 16 England
28 Mar 2015 3:19AM
The convergence of those beautiful lines all leading to a fantastic Sky, a fabulous Image....John
28 Mar 2015 8:30AM
Burning in that top right part of the building probably wouldn't work, as there's a limited amount of detail... the result would look false.
But I don't think the "problem" detracts from the image at all.

I'd quite like to see the whole thing just a touch darker and more contrasty, to give more drama. Raising the black point in Levels would work best, otherwise you'd risk burning out that "problem" corner. You work with Lightroom, if I'm not mistaken... does it have Levels??
Eastlands 10 760 4 Northern Ireland
28 Mar 2015 10:44AM
Glad to make it 30 votes, great mono image, John.
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2015 12:38PM
The clarity and the lines are great, but I would like to turn the light off, but what do I know?

User_Removed 8 920 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2015 3:38PM
Perfect detail, makes a fantastic abstract!
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2015 7:27PM
The contrast on the cladding is perfect and I love the way you have used the light fitting Mark. The sky look great as well. Composition..Superb.
PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
29 Mar 2015 4:51PM
Mark, Ive always been a fan of your seascapes mate, but some of your images like this stand out very much from the crowd.......first class mate.

gajewski 16 10 9 United States
30 Mar 2015 7:11PM
I really like the composition and tones here, Mark. This is a wonderful image.

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