It was a beautiful sunny day in the Docklands, and while waiting for my train, seeing the sun setting behind the buildings, I could not resist taking this picture.
The Docklands Light Railway runs through the skyscrapers in Canary Wharf, and it is usually cramped with suit-clad bankers, always busy with their Blackberries and often with miserable looks on their faces.
But on a sunny weekend, with the sunlight beautifully reflected, and with the rails sneaking around the buildings, even this place has a bit of magic.
EDIT: Cropped the picture a tiny bit, in order to remove a little defect resulted from the correction of the lens distortion. I also cut a bit of the leftmost building, because I feel it was getting in the way of the whole dynamism of the composition.
I obviously used HDR to obtain the overall effect (except for the sky), but I tried to keep it to a reasonable level.
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bullybeef53 (3365) 2011-10-03 13:48
Wonderful curves and colour
pajaran (65100) 2011-10-03 13:49
Dobar tekst o zeleznici i mestu ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepa fotografija.
Vrlo interesantan pogled na prugu, zgrade i prikaz lepim bojama.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Srecan vam put.
Good article on the railways and place ...
Good shot and perspective, beautiful photos.
An interesting look at the tracks, buildings and beautiful display of colors.
All the best in the new week that started.
Happy you time.
jester5 (2024) 2011-10-03 13:53
great perspective,colour and composition. Well done Alberto
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2011-10-09 14:26
The only pity is that there were no trains...a really pity.
Anyway, amazing view!
npecanhuk (77745) 2011-11-24 17:10
A different London!
Original pov and composition!
Very good management of light!
I really like it!
TFS - congrats,
boa (7581) 2011-12-04 14:10
indeed a beautiful day and i can see why you could not resist to take this photo. The warm light paints the right side of the picture in an attractive way and the curves leads the eyes deep into this beautiful photo. I like the pattern and shape of the rails. It reminds of something created of the Swiss artist H R Giger. I am no big fan of HDR photos but this is like you say. It is kept to a reasonable level. Well done !
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-12-11 0:45
this is a beautiful HDR image showing nice urban cityscape,just I like it.The picture is perfectly composed using a very good POV.The lighting is unique and so delightful here.And concerning the HDR effect,my best compliments.You were able not to overdone with the HDR effect.The outcome is fantastic,the colors are nice,soft.Good work!
Have a nice sunday
Adrique (609) 2011-12-15 8:43
I am not a big fan (quite the contrary) of HDR photos, but here you made a pretty decent work. The colors are on the edge between real and surreal (esp. on the left building) and together with the composition it makes the photo look like a some kind of an industrial/post-modern dream. Maybe if you took a shot of this scenery without the sunlit building, this impression would be even stronger. I canīt help myself - the bright sunlit patch disturbs me very much, it just screams out from the otherwise homogenous color range of the image. But this is of course my subjective feeling, as far as I see, other critics feel just the opposite about it :-)
Nevertheless, it is good photo, itīs of the few that made me look and think about it for more than just a few seconds!
- Copyright: Alberto Revelli (icesurfer) (574)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 7D, Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/8, 1/6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-03 13:42