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Passing Over

By martynj  
A plane flies over Battersea Power Station in London.

I like the perspective and range of shades within the walls and sky. Not sure if the composition is a bit obvious. Interested in any ideas for improvements / advice for next time.

Shot jpeg, corrected perspective and tweaked curves.

1/250th @ f/18 ISO 400

Tags: London Plane Transport Architecture Battersea Landscape and travel

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joolsb 16 27.1k 38 Switzerland
29 Oct 2006 10:00PM
Should really be a giant inflatable pig, I guess... Smile

I like this shot. The forced perspective really works and there is plenty of detail in the building. If I was being ultra-picky, I'd say that the aircraft could be a little better positioned in the frame.... But still, nice work!
ljesmith 16 1.1k United Kingdom
30 Oct 2006 9:40AM
Personally I can't think of any advice or critique, it's a very nicely worked shot. Although it might be time for photoshop and have the plane going up out of the top of the frame to make the image that much more graphic.
Tooth 15 5.8k 227 Ireland
30 Oct 2006 12:36PM
I'd just suggest increasing brightness (maybe 25%) and contrast (maybe 15%) to give it a bit more punch. But nice work

GlynB 14 29
30 Oct 2006 12:59PM
Firstly I'd reinforce previous comments on this, but in addition there are a few issues where for me it falls down a bit:
Composition: would be better if you adjusted the flight path slightly so that the plane is parallel to the edge of the building, and in turn adjusted the whole image so that the building is parallel with the frame. Also I think it'd work more if there was 'perfect' symmetry of the building vertically (but still with the plane off-centre). Perhaps there's also a bit too much sky at the top? I know all this could make it even more 'obvious', but sometimes obvious works!
Noise: seems to be bit grainy in the sky - I appreciate web upload sometimes causes this, but if its on the original I'd have go at it with NeatImage or similar, or reshoot at a lower ISO

But overall it's got a lot of mileage in this - is it easy to go back there, or did you have to be a bit sneaky?!
martynj 17 21
1 Nov 2006 12:23PM
Thanks everyone for your thoughts.

Glyn, there's a temporary art exhibition in the shell of the power station, although the architecture holds more appeal than the art. Will have a play with photoshop and decide if it's worth paying another entry fee!


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