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arvndv_in (143) 2008-01-02 8:21
Great composition. Nice background. I wish you a great new year.
osmarq (919) 2008-01-02 8:34
One of the most original views of parlament house, great composition with an excellent use of the silohuettes.
yopiefranz (128) 2008-01-02 8:44
great composition and tone..!
i like the misty scene in BG.
nivaldo (15417) 2008-01-02 8:46
A very beautiful scenery and composition!
Have you a nice 2008 !
From the tropical and sunny RECIFE,
my best regards,
kiks (12759) 2008-01-02 8:48
Hi Thomas, very well done composition on this image. You get some kind of rythem on it with the lamps at the fg and theroofs at the bg. The fog make it nicely misterious.
TFS and have a great 2008
jorgi (3810) 2008-01-02 8:53
great composition. I like how you stressed the vertical lines of chosen motive, put the palace in the subtle background. Colours are just an accent to whole compo. Great work!
Buin (42506) 2008-01-02 9:00
Ich nehme an, das geht auf deutsch ;-)
Ein tolles Foto - mit einem kunstvollen Aufbau. Diese Lampenreihe hat was ...! Ein Scherenschnitt vom Feinsten! Glückwunsch zu diesem Foto!
Grüße aus Südwestfalen!
sacavem (18620) 2008-01-02 9:06
Good compo, POV and misty atmosphere. Very nice photo.
Happy New Year to you and your family!
adelune (0) 2008-01-02 9:27
Very good composition! Very successful! Thanks Thomas for this very beautiful shot! Admiration x2! alain
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-01-02 9:40
Hello, Thomas -
We're getting a lot of fog shots right now, but this is one of the best. Really imaginative angle, use of diagonals in the lamp posts, mix of lighting. I'm not completely happy with the tree, but I understand what you're doing with it there.
wolf38 (31296) 2008-01-02 10:22
Hallo Thomas. Ein Bild wie aus dem Märchenbuch. Wundervolle tranparente Farben und ein faszinierendes Licht. Ein wirklich sehenswertes Motiv, photographisch hervorragend realisiert. Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
CatherineD (4864) 2008-01-02 10:55
Very beautiful foggy composition. Everything is well placed. Also the tree which give the patch and the fantasy of nature. I like the delicacy of the colours and also the frame. A perfect job,
Asiulus (1184) 2008-01-02 23:39
Beautiful composition with great atmosphere. The fog and the line of lamps gives this frame real depth. I have a feeling it would look better without some of the right side (will post workshop). Still, this piscture is very good.
Framboisilla (5277) 2008-01-03 12:31
Beautiful atmosphere, your framing in nice and I like all these vertical things which contrast in the fog...
calimex (151) 2008-03-09 22:28
Really wonderful framing and POV. It can be quite difficult to achieve the effect you want in fog, but ou have produced a truly evocative and beautiful shot.
Thank you for sharing it and your helpful note.
Moyano (163) 2008-06-12 16:39
Fantastic fogview. Strong composition and excellent exposure control make for a beautiful image.
Marikiri (40) 2009-01-15 10:54
Thank you for this fairytale picture !
pawelx (11) 2009-01-31 15:34
Great composition and a very interesting note. I have been living in London for a while now, contrary to what people may think, you don't get this sort of fog very often! well done.
dabeed (568) 2009-02-28 9:26
good lighting and color
thanks for sharing
Alberto_Trek (304) 2009-05-17 2:19
Great and amazing! Ein schönes Foto, sehr mysteriös. Danke dafür, es zu mitteilen!
v_vicky (1035) 2009-07-30 13:39
Wow, a breathtaking view!
MyriamVillert (3223) 2009-09-13 5:56
Le brouillard Londonnien n'est pas une légende mais il peut donner des clichés plus que féerique. Très agréable composition soignée tout en finesse avec une belle fuyante dans l'alignement des lampadaires. Félicitations Thomas !
CLODO (35764) 2009-09-14 12:36
a good atmosphere well taken, the morning hues are very cold. Good POV with these candlelights, and the houses at the background.
ikeharel (78381) 2009-11-10 9:46
One of the best fog-photos seen .
Lucky you get a phenomena like this in your place - so you may take a picture in the right moment.
rford (30) 2009-11-10 11:15
I very much admire your composition and light, but don't like the postcard like black framing... I think it detracts and is way too heavy for such a delicate image.
fritzi007 (12432) 2010-01-29 15:44
Ein alter, österreichisches Sprichwort: Nur der frühe Vogel fängt den Wurm!
Mir gefällt dein Foto sehr, sehr gute Arbeit!
smash2707 (3320) 2012-12-18 8:19
Excellent composition. I love the perspective created by the street lamps, love their deep contrast and the soft contrast of the landmark buildings in the background behind the fog. Regards
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2016-12-13 11:12
This is a hauntingly beautiful photo and the Gothic pinnacles and tower add that timeless spooky London vibe. There is nothing here to indicate our modern world focusing the attention firmly in the mist, color and silhouettes. Including the lamps adds a great depth. Very cool photo
- Copyright: Thomas Gast (Thomas-Gast64) (948)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX2
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1300 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
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- Date Submitted: 2008-01-02 8:18
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