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Our long weekend visit to the capital finally supplied an opportunity to get some new material, in large part thanks to a group of wonderful EPZ members who joined us on Saturday afternoon: a case of great minds thinking alike despite the freezing conditions . . .
However, I have only processed a single photograph so far, taken on Friday, and since this is a busy week it will have to suffice for the time being. This most unusual statue stands to the north of Southwark Cathedral; I do not know what it is supposed to represent so have made something up!

Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:LUMIX G 14/F2.5
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Mar 2013 - 10:30 AM
Focal Length:14mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.5
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-0.66
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Church Militant?
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:5 Mar 2013 - 8:17 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Photo journalism


barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 8:40 AM

works so well ............

5 Mar 2013 - 8:46 AM

That seems very mediaeval and quite sinister. Well done. I like it.

danbrann Plus Member 10543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 8:49 AM

The treatment sits the title Bill or the Title suits the treatment. A good angle which has been well thought out.

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 8:55 AM

Well worked image Bill looks like sinister icon from this angle and the processing makes it more so
Regards Richard

cats_123 Plus Member 114361 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 9:01 AM

It's a Roman Soldier, Bill


looks very menacing too Smile

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 9:35 AM

A statue of a Roman Guard, Bill, but there's no plaque to give further info. The 'church militant' theory works well, portraying it as a form of Luddite against the advancing Shard!!



Welcome back Bill...this sure works well good eye tells a story, only you could have captured this shot. excellent work.


Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 9:46 AM

Wonderfully sinister; beautifully composed and processed Bill. Makes you fear the inquisition is back!

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 10:34 AM

Super pov Bill - I know not what it is either, although Dave seems to. The processing has brought out some menace.

SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 10:41 AM

One scary image brings shivers to me bones...............

SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 11:14 AM

The new is relentlessly encroaching upon the old.
Know the feeling. Grin

gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 1:52 PM

Don't ask me why but when I looked at this Jack the Ripper came to mind. - gary

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 2:50 PM

It does look rather spooky and sinister, especially with mono toned processing...nice one, Bill! Smile
Trev Smile

franken Plus Member 123583 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 2:55 PM

Sinister, moody and a little scary Bill. I like it! Smile


nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 4:29 PM

Super POV and compo, I love this image and the antique plate toning. Welcome back, Bill!

saltireblue Site Moderator 54991 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 4:50 PM

Definitely someone (or something) that will not be voting for a continuation of the old guard, Bill. This one wants change.
Darkly ominous and perhaps a glimpse of things to come, whether we welcome them or not...

Very glad you and Moira survived the trip to the soft south.Wink


lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 5:56 PM

An atmospheric and very interesting comp' Bill. Glad you two had a great time.

John Smile

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Mar 2013 - 5:32 AM

This is so spooky


Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 6:55 AM

Great shot Bill

Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 10:48 AM

Have to agree with the others about the sinister feel, good choice of angle for this Bill!

Sarah *

6 Mar 2013 - 1:56 PM

Sinister for sure - Gotham city! Your processing of this one is impressive, even the thumb grabbed my eye.


9 Mar 2013 - 11:43 PM

Dark and threatening - super effect!

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 10:58 AM

Some parts of an anchor seem to be there. Just a shard of an idea?


wonderfully dramatic and moody image.
To get one image this good from any trip is tremendous, more is miraculous Bill.

Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 12:42 AM

A very dark and gothic image Bill, as soon as I viewed this Batman and Gotham city sprang to mind

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