Here is the second shot taken from the gallery in the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. This time the Shard, 87-storey skyscraper, was my subject with an interesting street life placed in the foreground.
The Shard's construction began in March 2009 and inaugurated on 5 July 2012. The glass-clad pyramidal tower has 72 habitable floors, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck – the UK's highest – on the 72nd floor, at a height of 244.3 metres. It was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano. Source: Wikipedia
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SWEETFREEDOM (22900) 2014-03-02 0:02
the p.o.v. is beautiful, great details and colors.
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-03-02 0:05
pieknie wyglada Londyn z ta nowa architektura z lotu ptaka,ladna kolorystyka i kadr,pozdrawiam
annjackman (20139) 2014-03-02 0:11
This was a very good place to take this picture of London with the Shard dominating the scene. There is excellent clarity all through this picture. I like the red buses, blue cab and the green square in the FG as they add FG interest and balance the composition. Beautifully sharp and well exposed image.
Kind Regards, Ann
krzychu30 (15498) 2014-03-02 0:49
super kadr na tetniacy zyciem Londyn i jego nowa wizytowke!Shard wyglada naprawde intrygujaco(nigdy nie bylem w San Francisco,ale architektonicznie przypomina troche jeden z wiezowcow w SF).
Swietny kadr i kompozycja!
PS.bylas moze na tarasie widokowym w Shard?
Pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli
Royaldevon (30819) 2014-03-02 1:03
Now you have shown the world the entire view of London, from the elevated position of St. Paul's. It is a great follow on from your previous shot. You have even been able to create a strong composition with the f/g street cutting across diagonally, on the thirds line and the Shard strongly placed!
The exposure is excellent. The details are sharp and accessible.
Have a great day,
besnard (53786) 2014-03-02 1:14
Une bonne idée d'avoir pris de la hauteur pour pouvoir réaliser cette bonne vue plongeante sur la ville. Beaucoup de choses à regarder et les bus ajoutent une note de couleur.
Amitiés et bon dimanche.
Gigidusud (16591) 2014-03-02 1:39
Beautiful panorama on the city with an excellent POV. Well done!
Have a nice sunday.
Romano46 (18466) 2014-03-02 1:46
un'altra porzione del panorama di Londra, anche questo concentrato essenzialmente sulla parte moderna della città.-
Per esso vale quanto già detto per il precedente e va messo anche qui in rilievo la particolare nitidezza e l'ecellente cura del dettaglio e del colore.
Indovinato, anche in questo caso, il formato verticale.
Ciao e buona domenica
jjcordier (77040) 2014-03-02 1:51
Bon point de vue surélevé sur le sharp et les bâtiments environnants. Une photo de belle qualité.
saxo042 (37588) 2014-03-02 2:00
The red double-deckers immediately reveals where this picture was taken. It is very interesting to see this example of modern architecture in the London sky-line. A very fine picture!
lousat (78535) 2014-03-02 2:09
Hi Gosia,new beautiful view from the dome of St.Paul,and new great capture,many things are changed till my last visit in London 23 years ago..ehehe..a very useful post made with the usual excellent quality.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.
carlo62 (34604) 2014-03-02 2:44
un'altra parte di Londra dove le architetture moderne prendono il sopravvento su quelle più classiche. Pochi, ma essenziali elementi, ci ricongiungono alla Londra classica, come gli autobus, piccoli segnali di una storia antica, come la piccola cappella in basso a destra, ci raccontano di cambiamenti ed evoluzioni.
Una foto tutta da osservare con attenzione.
npecanhuk (66948) 2014-03-02 3:06
Hi Gosia! Great picture of London! I had never seen it from that pov! Very nice! The Shard really stands out in that urban environment ! Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format and composition are all excellent! Tfs! Cheers! Neyvan
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-02 3:10
another inspiring shot from St Paul's that is both amazingly sharp as well as clear. I have not been up to the outside gallery of St Paul's for years and used to have my lunch on the cathedral steps when I worked in London a few years ago. Your images from here have whet my appetite for a visit. This one is awesome!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
cornejo (32808) 2014-03-02 4:37
Witaj Gosia, this is a postcard pretty interesting view of this old town, beautifully captured in this wonderful photograph. Interesting image with good pov and framing, good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (25318) 2014-03-02 5:22
A beautiful lively cityscape, the inclusion of the foreground is a brilliant idea, giving scale and adding such great color with the red buses, green park and even that little blue car which really stands out! Gives me a great appreciation for the scale of the city, and the height of the shard.
The shard is a tall one alright, and strangely, being a fan of skyscrapers I am not that fond of the building. You present it beautifully here as it rises like a beacon above the city, but I get the impression this building will age badly. But regardless of that, this is a shot the architect of the place would be proud to see
All the best
jhm (140713) 2014-03-02 5:23
One of the most clear panorama views about London that I see on TE.
Everything is equally sharp, all buildings are perfect recognizable
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
A very well composition, excellent presentation nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Sergiom (62112) 2014-03-02 5:24
Quel beau gratte ciel. Entouré d'immeubles un peu plus bas, il ressort encore plus de la masse.On en voit de plus en plus de par le monde et ils rivalisent de beauté et de grâce dans leur élan vers le ciel. Une belle image profonde et nette.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-02 7:12
kolejna udana fotografia z Londynu. Widok z tego miejsca jest naprawde piekny i pomimo ze zazwyczaj nie jestem az taka fanka urbanistycznych zdjec, to akurat do mnie trafia. Bardzo dobra kompozycja w ktorej czerwone autobusy dodaja kontrastujacego koloru calosci.
Swietna ostrosc i bardzo dobre swiatlo.
photoray (12709) 2014-03-02 9:46
Interesting view from St. Paul's dome with a crowded modernistic rectangular sea of buildings, double decker red buses, then the more attractive Shard rising above it all, with a dramatic cloud backdrop.
Thanks for sharing,
emilbo (22616) 2014-03-02 10:13
Tes deux derniers posts sur la ville sont vraiment merveilleux, Tu issu choisir le point de vue idéal pour nous montrer cette ville dans toute sa beauté. La tour est magnifique. Excellente présentation et bel éclairage, entre ombre et lumière, sous un ciel nuageux. Encore plus beau en grand.
Tous mes compliments et merci de ta visite,
macjake (57502) 2014-03-02 11:54
i'm really enjoying your photos from here.
So much so that i'm dying to get up here myself ASAP even though i live in Canada :)
love the little blue car in the lower fg, probably a taxi.
very cool views of the city.
so much to look at and be interested in.
another sweet shot
fabbs99 (16769) 2014-03-02 12:03
Another great image from London.Excellent pov and sharpness in this image.I love to see four double-decker buses together in one place.TFS.
marina7 (8055) 2014-03-02 12:10
wonderful observation point and an excellent quality photo. Love the red buses down below. Perfect sharpness and clarity.
Thanks and best wishes!
UlfE (14641) 2014-03-02 12:38
A brillant photo of London. I really enjoy the contrast between old an new. The Square below the Cathedral with the double-deckers is defintively London while the high rise Buildings could be anywhere but still very characteristic of the new London with constantly changing skyline. TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-02 22:50
Excellent neat picture capturing the smallest details.
Overall effect is superb.
emka (81006) 2014-03-02 23:52
Witaj Gosia, Widzę, ze Ty sporo jeździsz an takie city break - krótkie wyjazdy do jednego miejsca. Jak sa teraz te tanie linie, to można sobie zrobić taki krótki wypad. Świetne zdjęcie, chociaż te jedyny wiezowiec pośród innych budynków niezbyt mi sie podoba. Pewnie wolałabym widok z tamtego tarasu widokowego na 72 pietrze, zeby zobaczyc Saint Paul. Ale czerwone pietrusy wyglądaja super.
subhendu_bagchi (25877) 2014-03-03 2:22
wow, it is a beautiful one. You did your job nicely with perfect light and great depth. A very well composed wide angle frame from height where we can enjoy the complete town, litterally! Great shot.
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-03-03 3:49
Hello Gosia - Another excellent shot of London taken from a super vantage point. Not only do we see the Shard pushing up into the sky but we see those older London icons too.... the buses! London under a fine sky, what a pleasure to see. Warm regards rosemary
fds (8516) 2014-03-07 8:30
ciao dear friend gosia great picture with great point of view over the great london with this sky line
i dont visit london
great sky very suggestive dear friend
wolf38 (31282) 2014-03-07 22:53
Hello Gosia. London. The view from above shows us so many details. The dramatic towers in the background are of course a particularly eye-catching. Good technical quality.
ChrisJ (100200) 2014-03-14 14:08
If I had had more time in London I would have gone to both the lookout depicted here at St Pauls dome and the new observation deck at the top of the Shard tower. Nice repetition of the distinctive red buses in the street that contrast well against the blue tones. Good sharpness too. Tfs!
josepmarin (57831) 2014-04-11 0:18
this high POV offers us a fantastic view on the city, with a nice mixture of architectural styles, in which I can enjoy the elegant slenderness of the skyscraper in background.
The graphical effect of the buildings of the city, the vitality provided by several red double-deckers, and the dramatic cloudy sky, give a high quality into your photo.
A splendid work.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34047)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8, 58 mm HOYA Circular PL Filter
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Modern design [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-01 23:53