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London skyline

Jumping back six or seven weeks for today’s image, a shot of the City of London skyline taken from the South Bank at Blackfriar’s Bridge.

I like the way this has turned out – there’s a very slight haze on the tall buidings that gives a nice tonality to the shot. Even with a somewhat flat sky, I still think the image works well.

The handily-placed boat doesn’t hurt either. 🙂

FILM - City skyline

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Fujifilm Acros (pushed to 400asa).

Taken on 23 October 2019

3 thoughts on “London skyline

  1. Excellent photo. The fortuitous boat seemingly heading back to the harbor, subtle fog/mist, building reflections, soft gradient getting lighter going from left-to-right, deep and inky blacks, clean lines, and even the flat sky combine to really make a standout image. I think I have to add this to my recent favorites of yours as well.

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      1. Yes, most definitely. The various cranes on and around the buildings also really help to show the impressive scale of everything. Those are by no means small pieces of equipment and yet they’re made to look insignificant by the buildings themselves.

        You nailed this shot. There’s so much in it to grab one’s interest. Every time I look at it I catch another little detail I previously missed. For instance, I just noticed the two waterfowl in the lower right of the frame (presumably geese), one which appears to have its head underwater while the other doesn’t. Even they serve to add positively to the balance of the image and overall composition.

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