One from the archives of the sun illuminating the city before a dark clouded backdrop. Only a crop & sharpen.
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9 Feb 2011 5:25am
@tim: It was a moment when one needs a camera in hand.
Brilliant. the light and the sky - both so dramatic. Inspiring colors!!!
9 Feb 2011 5:40am
@sunstone_maria: Thanks Maria!
Nice shot !
9 Feb 2011 6:15am
@Plichard Mickaël: Thanks!
The light is marvelous, a very nice shot Ian !
9 Feb 2011 8:41am
@Fabienne: Thanks Fabienne - not hard to resist such temptations :-)
I like very much this threatening sky which gives a very beautiful light onto cathedral St Paul. The compostion is excellent with Millenium bridge in diagonal.
9 Feb 2011 8:56am
@Marie LC: Thank you Marie!
9 Feb 2011 9:34am
Very cool shot! The light is great.!
9 Feb 2011 10:19am
@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!
Hey Ian, what a masterful control of light and fabulous composition! The mood of the city is so beautifully captured and conveyed! One of my recent favourites!:-)
9 Feb 2011 2:53pm
@hugo poon: Thanks Hugo! I was just in the right place at the right time.
Great view ! Love it !
9 Feb 2011 2:59pm
@guillaume: Thanks guillaume!
Excellent light and quality here.
9 Feb 2011 3:31pm
@Sonia Nansid: Thanks Sonia!
Fabulous shot, I just love it when the sky and the light combine to provide strong contrasts.
9 Feb 2011 4:26pm
@Curly: Thanks Curly - its something we always hope for, but rarely get the opportunity to capture.
A fine image...beautiful light, tones, composition and detail...brilliant!
10 Feb 2011 2:28am
@Pavan Kaul: Thank you Pavan!
wonderful composition Ian, with these colours and light...has it ever looked better?
10 Feb 2011 8:44am
@Ted: Thanks Ted - good lighting is all it takes to make anything look better.
10 Feb 2011 10:33am
@Séb. C.: Thanks!
Old and new linked together. Great framing.
10 Feb 2011 1:25pm
@Siepi: Thanks Siepi!
Splendide lumière sous un ciel menaçant, j'aime
10 Feb 2011 9:13pm
@Enzo: Merci Enzo!
Terrific. Like the clarity and the beautiful light. And, as always, a sharp composition. I hope sometime you might post something about how you go about composing your photos, as they are always meticulously done.
5 Mar 2011 8:52am
@GJC: Thank you GJC. There's nothing particularly unique in what goes in to my shots, but I am particular about taking the shot from a position that (in my mind) works - rarely shooting from where I stand if a better shot can be had a few paces away. My background is art & design, so it may be this which makes me a little more disciplined on how things appear, but I certainly don't enforce any strict 'rules of composition' (though useful) - I simply use my line of sight for the subject first, and then use the viewfinder to compose the frame (often allowing some overflow for cropping). And through processing I tweak anything out of balance (physically and mentally) until it looks ok. I'd be happy to answer any particular questions you have about any of my photos.
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