Finsbury Street in the City of London, England and a row of balconies on the end of the Longbow House office block. Somewhat out of character as the surrounding area is full of monolithic office towers, these balconies look so small and somehow a bit precarious.
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Romano46 (6020) 2013-01-28 2:01
hai saputo sfruttare molto bene l'ombra che il sole disegna sulla facciata del palazzo rendendo gradevole quella che poteva essere una foto banale.
Il POV è ottimo perchè esalta la simmetria dell'insieme mentre nitidezza, colore e contrasto sono dosati nella giusta misura
Ciao e buona giornata
snunney (67930) 2013-01-28 2:19
A well conceived composition that makes excellent use of these attractive balconies with their sinuous curves and the fascinating shadows. Superb rendering of the tones and textures in the wall captured under pleasingly warm ambient light.
Ninello52 (7065) 2013-01-28 2:31
Bella inquadratura! Interessante lo stile architettonico del palazzo, la tua foto ne esalta le caratteristiche! Bella luce laterale che crea ombre interessanti!
Royaldevon (18393) 2013-01-28 2:47
Good Morning Brian,
You have a great way of making the ordinary, take on the cloak of beauty! Your pov, capturing the decoration of the wrought iron balconies and their reflections, is excellent; they also create a fine sense of perspective as they diminish towards the sky.
Have a lovely day,
mjw364 (4040) 2013-01-28 2:47
Yes - you can't do much on these balconies really can you? nice sense of perspective and scale and good use of shadow to emphasise the pattern.
tyro (13595) 2013-01-28 3:18
At first glance of the thumbnail, I thought that this might be one of Craig's architectural shots but, no, it's another of your fine photographs which, I am sure, has greatly enhanced the appearance of what would otherwise have appeared a rather drab and dull building.
Again, it is the light which makes this one so appealing - lovely oblique light which makes the very most of those lovely shadows from the tall row of balconies as well as illuminating the honey coloured stonework perfectly. And all beneath a little sliver of gorgeous blue sky.
Beautiful vibrant (but true) colours, perfect light and exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
Nicou (98813) 2013-01-28 7:29
génial ce jeu d'ombres et lumière sur la facade quelle compo et image quelle vue cette fuyance le cadrage tout en hauteur quelle merveille.
Bravo et amitié
olive224 (1393) 2013-01-28 9:43
Simple yet very effective compostion
THese balconies are quite original ;)
Nice shadows too
And great POV ;)
Graal (89462) 2013-01-28 10:14
nice symmetry here. Amazing and interesting construction of balconies. Great effect. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
dta (52274) 2013-01-28 10:57
Hello Brian ,
A superb capture of this interesting building . effective low POV , excellent symetry , and fine effect of the balconies shades .
chrislo (2179) 2013-01-28 13:20
The building itself isn't about to win any awards for architectural distinction, but it's the wrought iron balconies and their magnificent shades that add a touch of class to this banal facade and give the picture a real visual impact. Well seen and perfectly managed.
npecanhuk (54231) 2013-01-28 14:58
Very interesting and attractive architecture picture with special regards to the vertical format, chosen pov, composition and management of light! The details of those balconies with their shadows are so beautiful!
TFS - congrats,
divail (7347) 2013-01-28 18:09
J'admire l'oeil du photographe qui a su débusquer ces superbes balcons et la belle ombre qu'ils projettent sur le mur de brique. C'est une touche d'élégance sur un édifice très sobre. Bravo!
jjcordier (63092) 2013-01-28 22:10
Intéressante contreplongée jouant de belle façon avec les lignes, les couleurs et la combinaison ombres et lumière.
SnapRJW (19188) 2013-01-28 23:55
Hello Brian - I love this composition. The diminishing perspective, repeating windows and balconies and strong shadows all combine beautifully. The sliver of sky and blue reflections compliment the warm tones very attractively. Super. Warm regards Rosemary
dkmurphys (37439) 2013-01-28 23:59
Very attrcative detail, I like a lot the image with the shapes and the textures. Well taken, have a great day.
yquem46 (32857) 2013-01-29 5:58
I like the graphism of the repetitive balconies and their shadows
Great that you included the bottom right part, clearer and with a different window, to break the monotony
Best regards, enjoy your day
GREGG (8293) 2013-01-29 5:58
pleasing to the eye composition
perfect frame ,sharpness and tone
have a nice day
kasianowak (2459) 2013-01-29 9:13
So well observed and captured patterns! Long shadows add interest.
Robert1969 (6330) 2013-01-30 1:39
You produce me a stiff neck:-).
The excellent point of view and composition
makes the building extra high and the picture
extra exciting. It's also a picture with a
wonderfull "game" of shadows and lines (that
emphasize extra the exciting). Light management
is as always also excellent.
fabianoleite (9098) 2013-01-30 6:28
Very good pattern formed with the aligned balconies, the framing was perfect, especially on the top, showing part of the sky. The texture and the colors are also highlights in this nice piece, congratulations!
macjake (40028) 2013-02-03 6:50
as an architectural lover, i can see the problems one can face photographing this building. and it all stems from the rooftop, the vertical sides of the building are not equal in length, they aren't symmetrical side to side either at the very top - that always plays with my head, producing a POV exactly like this with such buildings...
and sometimes when the top is perfectly symmetrical and even...then the bottom is screwed up! :)
here the bottom is perfect, but the top is off centered. but what can you do right? its the way it goes sometimes.
but then again Brian, you're listening to a very picky composition man! haha sometimes it takes me forever to compose a shot with my tripod! it drives my girlfriend crazy! haha
anyways, enough about composition!
I totally agree with your comment about the precariousness of the balconies, you wouldn't catch me jumping up and down on one of those!
its also interesting how the blue sky is reflected onto the windows from the 4th floor up, but now the 4th floor down.
love the textures, colors, sharpness and pov
adores (28574) 2013-02-07 16:56
A very good composition, not just because of the balconies, but also because of the shadows on the wall - they add so much to the composition! Surely a good pov, good light, good colours and dof!
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (31308)
- 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/11, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-28 1:53