The old ornate spire of St Magnus the Martyr Church in the City of London, England, and the "new spire" that is "The Shard" the latest skyscraper to grace the City's skyline. Seen here in the early morning light, the church was rebuilt, under the direction of Sir Christopher Wren, after the Great Fire of 1666. Being less than 300 yards (270 metres) from the origin of the fire in Pudding Lane, it was inevitably one of the first churches, of many, to be destroyed.
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krzychu30 (8897) 2012-12-19 2:01
the modern structure of The Shard stands out really great against the classic architecture of the church.The juxtaposition of these two completely different architectural styles is awesome.But I like also this lovely,soft light,that illuminates so nicely facades of the buildings.Superb composition!
npecanhuk (53913) 2012-12-19 2:14
Very interesting, beautiful and attractive architecture picture with superb contrast between old & new!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
JFS (32179) 2012-12-19 2:24
Excellent composition Brian, it is so amazing that seems a collage. I like the POV, the colors, the light....Great work!
Robert1969 (6238) 2012-12-19 3:16
Old and new, warm and cold....a picture with
a nice contrast. Picture has also a excellent
light management and composition. The
vertical position emphasize extra the building
and the highness and it makes also the
picture nice calmness.
Friendly regards, Happy Christmas and a
Nicou (97775) 2012-12-19 5:07
quelle vue et contraste entre ces deux édifice un vieux clocher et une tour complètement moderne superbe image et captage, grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (9240) 2012-12-19 10:22
Nice combination of two towers, two styles, old and new, beautiful light, well done,
dkmurphys (36831) 2012-12-19 13:16
Very attractive composition with different ages of architecture. I like a lot the sunlight. Well catch scene.
SnapRJW (18784) 2012-12-19 21:30
Hello Brian - A fine contrast between the old and new London , good light adds contrast and livens up the architecture a little. Warm regards rosemary
Romano46 (4956) 2013-04-25 8:37
un felice incontro tra antico e moderno, entrambi illuminati in maniera perfetta ed un contrasto tra colori caldi e colori freddi, il tutto gestito - come tuo solito - in maniera perfetta.
Ciao e buona giornata
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (30342)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-19 1:52