A few days before Christmas in London and the Tower Bridge was disappearing into the haze. By shooting this photo slightly into the sun and opening up the aperture a bit to compensate for the back-lighting the effect of the haze/fog was magnified. I personally liked the way the lamp posts looked as they got smaller, into the fog, and closer to the bridge. A tiny bit of desaturation of color was done, but not much.
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batalay (36505) 2008-02-13 20:21
This image is evocative of images from the 1940s that one sees in old postcards, an almost desaturated image, but naturally desaturated by the weather. Good composition, and I also like the lamp posts, anchoring the image, creating a sense of periodicity.
skippy007 (12510) 2008-02-13 20:24
Beautiful & unusual shot of Tower Bridge.
It seems typical London weather. My father in-law who was from London would always say that the fog was so think that one could not see his hand behind his back.
Csilla (1782) 2008-02-13 20:52
I like the photos with the fog, and this is a good one. Nice composition with lovely details; the wet road, the tower in the background, but what I really like, the row of the lamp posts and the reflection.
Thanks for sharing!
jmcl (14535) 2008-02-13 22:32
I love the sense of dimension you have maintained while still communicating and presenting the fog .. love your control of the range of light .. beautiful and thoughtful image.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2008-02-13 22:51
beautiful and very moody shot, amazing melancholic atmosphere...nice work!
Take care, Ivana
maglex (1980) 2008-02-14 1:29
Hi Gregory, I like that gradually decreasing size of the lamp posts with their reflections on the wet pavement from this PoV and together with the blurred image of the Tower Bridge at the backgorund. I would also love this in BW. Thanks for sharing...
Aline_N (3175) 2008-02-14 10:13
What a beautiful composition !
But the more efficient is the gradation of levels, from a perfect sharpness in the foreground, to a a nice fuzzy foreground.
Peaceful and balanced scene. Superb
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4794)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM, 1 Gig CF card
- Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-13 19:30