One of the 6 clocks that grace Reuters Plaza at Canary Wharf in London, England. Technically a public work of art called "Six Public Clocks" they have 12 faces and each one shows a single and different number one to twelve. Installed in 1999, they form a work by Konstantin Grcic being modelled on the classic Swiss railway clock.
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SnapRJW (31629) 2014-07-28 2:08
This is a cracking shot Brian! I love the B&W conversion and the dramatic PP work. Full of tones and textures this shot benefits from excellent light and contrasts. The clock makes a super FP and your upward viewpoint gives the image punch and dynamism.
Have a good week.
berek (50506) 2014-07-28 2:10
Nice archltectural picture . I love darness and your right point of view .
Have a nice week
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-07-28 2:34
Outstanding B&W. A very crisp image making great use of geometry and perspective in the composition. A terrific depth of field.
dekanski (5788) 2014-07-28 2:57
In fact 4:37!
snunney (103389) 2014-07-28 3:54
The composition is superb and the technical realisation equally so. Love it. Hope the weather has calmed down a bit by now.
kasianowak (9737) 2014-07-28 4:30
I really like your interpretation of this popular landmark. Strong contrast, symmetry and monochromatic presentation work really well.
Have a nice day
CLODO (35188) 2014-07-28 4:31
thanks to your note I understand the picture title!
A good monochrome with many grey hues, a well thought low POV which stretches the skyscapper.
Have a lovely day
jhm (156632) 2014-07-28 5:16
Your picture shows a nice vertical perspective with the skyscraper and the watch.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
But your picture is very well taken, with a high sharpness and clarity.
Very well done,TFS.
Have a nice day,
Nicou (146928) 2014-07-28 6:16
Quelle image cette horloge toute ronde devant cette façade avec ces contraste et rendu ce cadrage en hauteur et fuyance superbe.
Bravo et amitié
kabel (1930) 2014-07-28 8:10
Hello, a great b/w image. Lovely pov. Excellent tonal range and lucky to have an interesting sky to look up into. You seem to find such interesting places to photograph.
Noel_Byrne (32556) 2014-07-28 11:08
Love this, absolutely love it! It looks like the clock is counting down the seconds to the end of the world, and as that hand moves ever closer, the sky has become turbulent and spooky goings on are happening. The building is impressive and very imposing, especially with this play of light and shadow across it. Fantastic choice in black and white to bring on so muc drama. The lack of any human elements in the scene also brings out that fine apocalyptic feeling too. Class.
Thanks as always
Ninello52 (7576) 2014-07-28 14:32
Semplicemente fantastica!! Eccezionale inquadratura con l'orologio al centro del quadro! Bellissimi i due grattacieli, straordinario il cielo! Il bianco e nero aggiunge drammaità e fascino! Complimenti!!!
worldcitizen (9008) 2014-07-28 16:28
Great atmospheric shot! I like the POV looking up at these modern skyscrapers. All of the lines and windows are great. The sky has an interesting texture, and the choice of B/W adds that extra punch to the scene. Of course the clock is also very nice. This scene suits your screen name perfectly, as you literally have captured time. :-)
npecanhuk (75812) 2014-07-28 19:10
Excellent architecture and black & white picture!
Special regards to the exposure, vertical format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
rychem (39563) 2014-07-28 20:50
Great, I like your symmetric composition and the idea to show it in BW. Your note explains why the clock is located in the foreground
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-28 23:05
Encore une superbe photo d'architecture en noir et blanc avec une composition exceptionnelle. Grande photo!
jemaflor (100241) 2014-07-28 23:54
A photo well managed, interesting contrast and pov, I like the good choice for the b&w for this photo of buildings, tfs.
macjake (70519) 2014-07-29 5:43
you're posting some pretty wild looking photos lately!
keep it going my friend!!
this one reminds me of some scenes in NYC.
love the power and dominance i see here. the upward pov provides that sense. its just perfect!
of course the clock is fun too, with the #4 on it.
an easy 10 out of 10 from me
Tigerlily (3379) 2014-07-29 13:51
Love this one. Timeless, great shot!
emka (102742) 2014-07-29 23:44
Hi Brian, Breath taking view of this big clock against the high building. Spectacular composition and magnificent black and white treatment. Outstanding work, congratulations.
Warm regrads Malgo
ChrisJ (116676) 2014-07-30 3:38
At first glance it looks a little apocalyptic, like the smouldering towers of the WTC on 9/11. A superb upward pov with good sharpness and the clock makes a fine focal point. Dramatic light & tonal contrasts. Perspective has been well managed. Tfs!
Silvio1953 (148639) 2014-07-30 10:06
Ciao Brian, fantastic shoot, great POV, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
HimalAnda (10669) 2014-07-31 10:31
I really like the perfect composition and the point of view: the buildings and the clock seem very impressive.
The black and white work on this picture is beautiful too.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-07-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL
- Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): More *Asterisks*, Monochrome [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-28 1:00
- Favorites: 1 [view]