A daytime shot of the new Shard Tower in London, which reminded me of the Trans America building in San Francisco. Here I liked both the old new contrast and the warm cold color contrast between the red brick tower at left and the blue sky. Taken quite close to London Bridge.
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pierrefonds (50948) 2013-11-02 10:17
Les reflets sur les vitres sont des atouts à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture des immeubles. La bonne luminosité rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.
francio64 (38254) 2013-11-02 10:20
straordinario contrasto, tra vecchia e nuova architettura.
mesutilgim (72870) 2013-11-02 10:28
Hello dear Chris,
Nice architectorial capture from London ! Perfect pov and very good layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
macjake (45556) 2013-11-02 11:27
Oh La La!
I'm going to have to bother Brian, he hasn't shown us this beauty yet! Or maybe he has but not from this nice viewpoint anyways.
I know some people don't like the lean and tilt perspective of tall buildings, but not me. In the right circumstances it works great.
Here the left sided tower seems to be wanting alot of attention, as if it knows the main subject is that tower of glass to the right.
The tower can lean all it wants, i'm still more interesting in the Shard Tower. And you're so right, it really does look like the TA building in SF.
cool city street shot, thanks for this one
npecanhuk (56350) 2013-11-02 15:31
Very interesting and attractive skyscraper!
Truly beautiful urban & architecture picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
carlo62 (19313) 2013-11-02 15:36
un contrasto molto forte tra le due strutture, stili completamente diversi, ma si amalgamano bene, le differenze sono anche piacevoli.
delpeoples (48568) 2013-11-02 19:09
Not having been to London for about 10 years, I wouldn't have recognised the place. Love the vertical frame and the bokeh effect that the wide angle lens has had on the buildings. I think this is the building that has been reflecting the sun so much that it's been causing fires and Armaggeddon-type heat in the general vicinity. I vaguely remember watching a TV show on it. Anyway, a stunning image, very artistic.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend
fabbs99 (10998) 2013-11-02 22:02
Superb shot of this tower.Lovely colors and sharpness.Very well done,TFS.
jjcordier (67146) 2013-11-03 0:34
Ce nouvel immeuble londonien attire les regards..et les photographes. Belle idée de l'avoir associé à cet immeuble de briques ancien.
emka (64110) 2013-11-03 1:01
Hi Chris, Craig would be in haven weeing this tower. it looks very high.
Fantastic composition, even I like modern building when they are unusual (but I prefer older ones).
Romano46 (11375) 2013-11-03 1:58
la foto è molto ben riuscita per la bella composizione che contrappone la modernità esasperata della torre con l'edificio in primo piano con il classico stile londinese.
Se a questo aggiungiamo una eccellente ricchezza di dettagli e di colori il risultato non può che definirsi eccellente anche in considerazione dell'imponenza dell'edificio che poneva dei limiti alla ripresa.
Ciao e buona domenica
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-11-03 2:19
the Shard Tower is really great contribution to London´s skyline.
Amazing,futuristic shape and superb contrast to adjacent "classical"buildings.
snunney (72566) 2013-11-03 2:30
A clever capture this creating some interesting architectural comparisons. I have to say that whilst I think The Shard represents the best of modern architecture, my heart prefers the more traditional. A well lit image with very good colours and excellent detail. The two figures either side of the door offer a fine sense of scale and are well included.
Gigidusud (10158) 2013-11-03 4:39
Great shot on the street with nice contrast architectural and an amazing POV on the building. I like the reflections too. Well done!
Have a nice Sunday,
Kamilutka (3738) 2013-11-03 8:45
the attention drawing picture which features very contrasting elements. I like how the two towers set off against each other representing modern and traditional worlds. Nice POV and interesting perspective. Good colors, contrast and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
timecapturer (36972) 2013-11-04 2:32
love this! It is a view that I have not yet explored so thanks for sharing it. The building does look like a glass version of the famous SF building. A striking and beautifully powerful presentation.
Have a good week - Brian.
Miguel82 (14332) 2013-11-10 10:03
A splendid view of that modern tower Chris, the resolution of your picture is excellent, good view of the street and that brick ochre smaller tower, fine colors, all the best, have a nice evening
nikkitta (8885) 2013-11-18 12:27
Wide angle lenses and distorsions here helped as you said for contrast between british architecture and the very modern one, I saw it in photos at the blue hour quite stuning
Here it reflect the sky and clouds taken in a creative and personal way
Well done, have a great week
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (91168)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-02 10:12