Meeting Half Way

By SlowSong
Emerging from the walkway underneath Blackfriars Bridge you come across this scene. The cross of St Pauls seemingly reaching up to the crosses of the scaffolding. I just like it.

I did a crop as there was a big lump of something to the left which would have been too big to clone out and I cut out a bit of the sky to make the crosses nearer for composition's sake, but I'm not sure if I should have taken out so much. You will judge. I couldn't stand anywhere else and even here I could've done with being another 3 inches taller to frame it how I wanted it. But you have to work with what you've got. Grin

Converted to B/w using NIK. For me this image is all about shapes rather than details.
V2 is the original for comparison.

Many thanks for dropping by.
Chris Smile

And a big thank you to Bricurtis for his UA for my previous image Browing.

Tags: Photo journalism London General Black and white Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
28 Aug 2012 8:21AM
A well seen capture. I prefer No 1 mainly because of the crop but if you applied the same crop to the colour original I may prefer that.


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nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
28 Aug 2012 8:44AM
Amazingly effective work, providing the original helps to understand the effort.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 9:03AM
I do like that crop Chris as V1 is really an image that draws the eye
so well composed
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1500 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 9:16AM
Mono transforms this, brings the planes together.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 9:22AM
Both crop and monochrome are well-judged, even essential I suggest. The image is very graphic; emphasising the lines with the b&w helps to draw the attention away from the insipid summer sky.
A striking and well-observed shot, one of those that has to be taken - I suppose you could call it rescued!
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
28 Aug 2012 10:05AM
I love what you've done in version one - excellent.

rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
28 Aug 2012 10:06AM
Clever girl Chris, love the mono and it's meaning too !!!
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 10:56AM
Great images Chris. I like the mono too... interesting that the scaffolding apear to be inverted crosses, almost like reflections of the cross on the dome.

Nice one.
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
28 Aug 2012 1:32PM
Definitely V.1 for me, Chris, well spotted, captured and cropped. Carol
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 3:41PM
The crop version for me too.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
28 Aug 2012 4:03PM
Has a bit of an old postcard look in V1 - it works for me, Chris, so that's my choice! Wink
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
28 Aug 2012 5:09PM
Wonderful toning-----coffee?
exposure Plus
12 3.8k England
28 Aug 2012 6:54PM
V1 is lovely Chris, a lovely presentation & mono tones.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
28 Aug 2012 8:52PM
V1 - you worked it a treat.Smile
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 9:19PM
Well seen and nice work to get it looking so good in V1.
28 Aug 2012 10:39PM
V2 for to day.
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 7:58AM
A very eye-catching mono, and beautifully framed.

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
29 Aug 2012 4:21PM
The cross of St. Paul's meeting "crosses of St. Peter"...very well seen and shot, Chris, and I love your crop and processing in V1.

Very cool framing too Smile

nice comp
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
31 Aug 2012 5:40PM
much better as a mono, excellent composition ( or opposition?)
2 Sep 2012 4:08AM
excellent work #1

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