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Place of Reflection

By Jasper87  
I'm off up North early tomorrow for my sister-in-law's ordination in Ripon Cathedral on Sunday, so I will leave you
with a triple from my City Architecture walkabout the other week. It started at St Paul's Information office so
it would be impossible (and impolite) not to include this icon.

v1 is taken from within the new shopping complex - One New Change. Iso 400, f16, 1/500s, @24mm
v2 looking along Cannon Street. Iso 400, f16, 1/200s, @55mm
v3 from across Paternoster Square. Iso 400, f16, 1/200s, @24mm

Interestingly we were approached by security in v1 who let us take photographs looking outwards but not inwards,
and we could have gone to the roof terrace to take some as well. I suspect a tripod would not have been allowed
but it was a moot point as we didn't have one between all 12 of us.

Back Tuesday.. hopefully.


Tags: London Reflections Architecture St pauls cathedral Paternoster square

Voters: andylea, LynneJoyce, User_Removed and 139 more

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andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 7:43AM
three brilliant captures dave fantastic detail and colours v1 for me today cracking reflections a stunner top shot Wink

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LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 7:45AM
WOW! three lovely shots but my UA goes to number 1.

Ripon cathedral is fabulous. Enjoy the day.
User_Removed 7 920 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 7:45AM
Great set, love V1, excellent shot SmileSmileSmile
27 Jun 2013 7:48AM
Super images Dave,
janlea 8 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 7:55AM
Three wonderful images Dave, V1 is awesome Smile
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
27 Jun 2013 8:04AM
Absolutely superb Dave !!
27 Jun 2013 8:06AM
All great to see but V1 is truly amazing .Very well captured . Another place to visit next time I'm down !WinkGill
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
27 Jun 2013 8:13AM
A grand set, Dave, and enjoy Ripon, my parents' old stomping ground, wish I could join you Smile Carol
ABPhotosUK 7 26 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 8:15AM
Love V1 with the symmetrical reflections, excellent shot Dave
widtink 7 406 2 Scotland
27 Jun 2013 8:15AM

Quote:Three brilliant captures dave fantastic detail and colours v1 for me today cracking reflections a stunner top shot Wink

Great set Dave Smile

fentiger 19 920 24 England
27 Jun 2013 8:18AM
Three fine images but No. 1 is real class ~ very well observed and photographed.

27 Jun 2013 8:25AM
All good, Dave. V3 looks very 'accomplished,' but I really like feel of V2, for reasons I can't explain. Have a good day in Ripon ( I was there last week!)
27 Jun 2013 8:36AM
An outstanding set, Dave! I love all of them!Smile
Regards Valery
mex 12 27 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 8:39AM
V1 cracker dave.
cheers phil
woolybill1 Plus
13 33 76 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 8:45AM
Wonderful set without a doubt: tonal qualities and definition stand out. V1 has to be supreme for me.
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
27 Jun 2013 8:46AM
Oh man...V1 is not just pure genius but it is utterly beautiful, Dave.

All 3 are fantastic shots but Vs 1 and 3 are the really 'wow' ones with the light, composition and colours in V3 being simply amazing.

RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
27 Jun 2013 8:53AM
Interesting to read your intro, dave: the number of times I have been approached by security even with the camera just slung over my shoulder........well, I have lost count.
Three fine images of St. Pauls from viewpoints so different from the usual that you have very original shots.
V 1 is excellent with the reflections and is my favourite, although any one could justifiably occupy the V 1 slot.
All the best to all with the Ripon event.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2231 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 9:04AM
V1 has the WOW! factor, glorious light and colour and very precise composition. What I'm enjoying of course is the breaks in symmetry, the two lamps, lower left of centre, upper right of centre. They're the stars.
ColleenA Plus
7 451 7 Australia
27 Jun 2013 9:06AM
What a superb capture, (V1) just love the reflections....all 3 images are wonderful.
Camera's seem to be taboo all over now. I was confronted by security in Durban last week taking pics of strelizias on the pavement garden in front of a college. I was also told I have to obtain permission to take flower images in our local park.....this is ridiculous....
NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
27 Jun 2013 9:14AM
Up North.............are you sure you know the way after all this time abroad...........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
27 Jun 2013 9:19AM
Three super quality shots, Dave. Love them all!
Fefe Plus
8 50 32 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 9:31AM
Superb set Dave! Cant choose a fave.
Its grim up northTongue EnjoyGrin
27 Jun 2013 9:33AM
Three outstandig images Dave. But V1 is exceptional!!
V1 -Superb symmetry in the sharp reflections offset by the blue sky.. Has the WOW factor... I also like the inclusion of the red bus, red post box in V2.... Added that little bit extra ..
Excellent set & have a good time up North Wink
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 9:34AM
A fantastic set Dave - especially version 1.

Like all three, v1 most dramatic though
dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 10:01AM
V1 is outstanding, I really have to visit London with my camera soon.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 164 16 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 10:02AM
3 superb images, Dave, V1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 10:05AM
A stunning set, particularly V1, ssuperb reflections and detail.
SlowSong Plus
11 9.0k 30 England
27 Jun 2013 10:30AM
What a great set, and beautifully processed to bring out every detail.
jdinne 17 16 England
27 Jun 2013 10:57AM
Excellent set, V1 outstanding Dave. Passport control now in operation on the Yorkshire boarder so don't forget it Wink

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
27 Jun 2013 11:16AM
Three beautifully captured and presented images here, Dave...but V1 has to be the winner, a very well seen shot Smile I'm just going to have to add my UA to your collection...Wink
Trev Smile
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
27 Jun 2013 11:42AM
Well thought out compositions
11 10 10 England
27 Jun 2013 11:50AM
Awesome images of the highest quality.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 11:59AM
What is the world coming to when you can't take a picture of St. Pauls without being approached by security?
Superb images Dave with V1 the star of the day.
I like the inclusion of the phone booth in V2 and a hint of a London bus?
I love the angle in V3.
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
27 Jun 2013 12:39PM
V1 is an amazing image. All exceptionally captured.......Sandy
27 Jun 2013 1:03PM
Superb Architectural image using the glazing of adjacent buildings for mirror like reflections
Security is always a problem when taking photos of City/Town buildings
I have been approached many times by "Tripod Police"dont be detered by them
accipiter 10 61 England
27 Jun 2013 1:20PM
Fine set Dave - really like v1. 'Security' is so important nowadays because all toggers have dark desires to blow up lovely buildings and landscapes with their pictures!! A
Stunning set Dave V1 is just perfectionSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
27 Jun 2013 1:50PM
Some great street/city shots here--- superb and very enjoyable! Congrats on ALL those UA's!
Caziwinkles 7 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 2:43PM
Amaaaazing Dave!! Just love all the reflections in V1 - but three fab images. Smile

27 Jun 2013 3:39PM
love then all Dave but for me V1 is superb love it most

debu 10 India
27 Jun 2013 3:43PM
Lovely set of images.
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 4:02PM
v1 certainly has that Wow factor! All three so well composed - brilliant and congrats on all the awards. Have a great weekend!
User_Removed 10 48 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 4:16PM
A super set of images Dave, Worth all the awards you have been given, i would have given you one too, but cant as i am not a full payed member.
Regards, Alf.
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 4:17PM
Terrific capture in v1 Dave - congratulations on its many awards.
Hope the service goes well on Sunday. My friend Julia is also being ordained this weekend up north Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 10.7k 62 Norway
27 Jun 2013 4:27PM
V1 for the triptych that you didn't need post processing to create, David. Enjoy the occasion at the weekend.
See you in York.Smile

27 Jun 2013 5:40PM
V1 amazing Dave, but a great set all round mate, well done.

John Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
13 642 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 5:48PM
Three cracking shots V1 for me, Ripon Cathedral is a beautiful building
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
27 Jun 2013 5:59PM
Three excellently composed fineimages!! My Fav--V1!! Great work!!
27 Jun 2013 6:04PM
Love them, especially v3. We are going to an ordination at Blackburn Cathedral on Saturday!
zapar40 10 66 5 Wales
27 Jun 2013 6:11PM
great shot Dave, perfect clarity, real nice POV, superb.
Trevhas Plus
8 1.6k 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 6:39PM
Excellent images !!. It's the well choreographed v3 for me, with togs and resting people all in the right place as for the trip up north, "Welcome home Dave". it would have been v1 if it hadn't been for that tall patio heater !.
MalcolmS Plus
14 1.2k 13 England
27 Jun 2013 6:42PM
Great concept Dave, three terrific shots suoerbly executed

rayme330 8 17 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 6:57PM
Three excellent shots Dave with superb processing.

Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
27 Jun 2013 7:02PM
Superb use of reflections in V1 Dave. I can't believe that "security guard" forbidding you to photograph in the other direction! It's too crazy for words.
DixClix 11 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 7:29PM
Excellent images, especially V1 and 2! Enjoy Ripon!
danbrann 15 640 17
27 Jun 2013 7:30PM
You userawards tell you what people thing. You have more for this shot that I get in a whole year.
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 7:55PM
Three images which could only be yours, a true master of this wonderful medium.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
27 Jun 2013 8:07PM
First class lead in in v1

Philip_H 8 1.1k United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 8:14PM
Great set of reflections in V1, Dave.


PS We do have bank barns in Britain, too Grin
27 Jun 2013 8:38PM
Three fabulous images, Dave!Smile
What's this about the tripods in London?
I was in Ripon today for fish 'n chips following a visit to Fountains Abbey - sadly, I didn't take any photos in the city!!Sad
There'll be another chance!!
Had to get back to Harrogate to meet my wife!
marktc Plus
9 101 15 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 8:52PM
Nothing left to say at all... have a great trip and thanks for leaving us with these magnificent images Dave. I don't have a UA to award so it will have to be a virtual one...
27 Jun 2013 9:03PM
Fist class architecture camerawork Dave,like marktc says,difficult to find any words-----------Super! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.
derekhansen 11 210 24 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 9:29PM
You have made 3 superb images here Dave that really show your skill as a photographer. They are all excellenet but v3 is my favourite.
The awards are well deserved.
capto Plus
8 6.3k 20 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 9:41PM
All great, v1 is special.Smile

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 9:56PM
So VERY deserving the awards, a shame mine already a virtual extra
V1 is so amazing
jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 10:53PM
Absolutely superb Dave - all excellent but v1 is a corker. Already used my award otherwise this would have got it - mind you you seem to have quite a collection already - all thoroughly deserved
PS pleased to make it a round 100!
28 Jun 2013 2:03AM
Outstanding work, Dave. Congratulations for so many Awards.

28 Jun 2013 3:41AM
Wow!, Wow! this photo is spectacular, I love everything about it, color, reflection, composition, very well doneSmileSmileSmileSmile
cuffit Plus
13 346 6 England
28 Jun 2013 11:47AM
All 3 are excellent in every respect; and you managed to capture that most rare of events - a blue sky! Chris
almiles 10 38 102 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 11:52AM
Three very different images, V1 and V3 are probably the strongest. V1 has the symmetry and reflections but I prefer V3, because I think it was the most difficult composition to get to work. There's so much acrchitectural interest packed into V3 and my eye gets drawn down the colonade to the left but then you meet the people and follow the vector of their gaze to St Pauls. A clever zig-zag of physical and implied lead in lines, taking the eye through the mix of architecture. Without a tripod I think creating such a complex success shows a lot of talent and skill.
carper123 Plus
8 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 3:44PM
Three super images, Dave, just class my friend, however v1 is a big cut above the others, a well thought out creative image, the awards must be for this image alone, you can have my award to add to the list.. Well deserved.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
evelen 15 5 England
28 Jun 2013 6:24PM
three wonderful images colours reflections and detail all excellent well deserved on your awards Dave.
moiral 10 12 Scotland
28 Jun 2013 6:29PM
Great set of shots Dave and V1 is my absolute favourite. Great title too.
Have a good trip.
xwang 11 56 8
28 Jun 2013 11:06PM
Beautiful shots... wonderful colour..nice cameraWink...
gajewski 15 10 9 United States
29 Jun 2013 12:14AM
Nice one, Dave -- deserving of all the UA's.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 12:50AM
London at it's best Dave! First rate images and the title is very addequate... Grin
29 Jun 2013 6:50AM
V1for me because the reflections are superb.
BIGRY1 8 3 8 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 5:20PM
All are superb but I love the mix of the old and new architecture in V1. Well done on the awards they are well deservedGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Tish1 Plus
7 32 5 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 10:21PM
A great example of superb photography.

PaulMillar 8 83 2 Scotland
30 Jun 2013 7:43AM
Dave, stunning image what a great idea, very nice work mate.....

A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2013 3:34PM
excellent set - colours composition and exposures - first class.
phil99 13 45 6 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 8:56AM
Outstanding work ....Phil
Three nice captures Dave and I go for V3 with V1 a little confusing.
Well done. WesternRed.
3 Jul 2013 9:50PM
Missed this Dave,stunning,congratulations on your Awards..Lin
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
6 Jul 2013 12:06AM
You've really excelled yourself here Dave, such wonderful reflections, compositions and shadows.
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 8:18AM
Really love the composition of v3 and great use of reflections in v1. Nice work Dave. Enjoy your trip. paul
silverfoxey 11 17 2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 2:04PM
Great 3 variations of the theme of St Pauls Dave. All great shots the reflections V1 works really super. Well done on all the deserverd awards. The structure of St Pauls is a fantastic building, and all credit to Sir Christopher Wren. regards James.Wink
6 Jul 2013 7:16PM
An outstanding set of images
kenfoulds 7 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 9:23PM
Absolutely superb in every sense
annettep38 9 219 42 Germany
11 Jul 2013 10:07AM
v1 for me, very interesting...
must admit I have seen the building before but have never been close to it Smile
(don't forget there are a lot of people who have never been to Central London.. plebs like me)

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