Thursday, 31 July 2008

London Central (disaster recovery - at sundown) - # 08/178

Those of you who don't know London might enjoy this panorama taken from Richmond Park, using the 400mm lens, to pick out sites that are between approx 8 and 12 miles away.

Those who know the great buildings might be intrigued to see how they seem to be not exactly where you expect them to be. (e.g. St. Paul's on the left and the Houses of Parliament near the right.) This is because of the way the Thames curves around. I was quite surprised when I looked closely. My prejudices were all shaken up - which is a good thing!!!

The climate conditions are rather nasty. The heat and traffic pollution haze upset the focal clarity.

9 comments:

  1. I would never have guessed London, not that I think I have ever seen the city it from your perspective. This is a wonderful photograph. I haven't posted any cityscapes for Birmingham because of the haze situation. Maybe I will redo in black and white and see if I can come up with something half this good.

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  2. A stunning effect, Chuckeroon!!

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  3. I think you outdid yourself. This is quite nice.

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  4. Thanks for the info you left. I like seeing what the pros do. I miss Picasa. I was so familiar with it but my new Mac and Picasa don't jive. I just got Elements which will be another steep learning curve for me. Stay tuned.

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  5. Those panorama views always look nice, even when there are too many skyscrapers.

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  6. I tried the BW on a B'ham cityscape. Guess what....it doesn't look ANYTHING like yours. Could be the city, could be my skill level, probably BOTH.

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  7. Yes, a bit confusing with "to the left of..." "to the right of..." but it's London, no doubt! You have got about everything in one photo! Nice!

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  8. loVE THE LONDON SKY AT NIGHT PHOTO I WILL DROP IN AGAIN TO THIS SITE.

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