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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.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G11
Lens:6.1-30.5 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Aug 2012 - 11:59 AM
Focal Length:30.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Meeting Half Way
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:28 Aug 2012 - 8:12 AM
Tags:Black & white, Digitally manipulated, General, Landscape / travel, London, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract
Votes:35
Variant - Before/AfterVariant - Before and After

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 8:21 AM

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.

Albert

nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 8:44 AM

Amazingly effective work, providing the original helps to understand the effort.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 9:03 AM

I do like that crop Chris as V1 is really an image that draws the eye
so well composed
Lillian

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8751 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1241 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 9:16 AM

Mono transforms this, brings the planes together.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 9:22 AM

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!
Regards
Bill

franken
franken Plus Member 123555 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 10:05 AM

I love what you've done in version one - excellent.

Ken

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 10:06 AM

Clever girl Chris, love the mono and it's meaning too !!!
Ron.

marktc
marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 10:56 AM

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
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 1:32 PM

Definitely V.1 for me, Chris, well spotted, captured and cropped. Carol

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5255 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 3:41 PM

The crop version for me too.
Carole

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 4:03 PM

Has a bit of an old postcard look in V1 - it works for me, Chris, so that's my choice! Wink
Trev Smile

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 5:09 PM

Wonderful toning-----coffee?

Last Modified By taggart at 28 Aug 2012 - 5:10 PM
exposure
exposure Plus Member 112703 forum postsexposure vcard England
28 Aug 2012 - 6:54 PM

V1 is lovely Chris, a lovely presentation & mono tones.
Pauline

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 8:52 PM

V1 - you worked it a treat.Smile
Brian.

Last Modified By bricurtis at 28 Aug 2012 - 8:52 PM
pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9909 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1730 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 9:19 PM

Well seen and nice work to get it looking so good in V1.

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 10:39 PM

V2 for to day.

posty57
posty57  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 7:58 AM

A very eye-catching mono, and beautifully framed.

Barry

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2012 - 4:21 PM

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

Andrew

reflectionsinlight

nice comp

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 5:40 PM

much better as a mono, excellent composition ( or opposition?)

pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Sep 2012 - 4:08 AM

excellent work #1

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