Designed by the Italian Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, is an 87-storey skyscraper in London.
The Shard is currently the tallest skyscraper in the European Union, but may eventually be surpassed by the Hermitage Plaza building, which is planned to be completed in La Défense, Paris, in 2017.
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stevesaba (8135) 2014-05-17 6:36
Wow great Andre! Wonderful point of view, well done! Cheers, Steve
Bartleby (13532) 2014-05-17 6:43
Oh Punaise! Encore une bonne claque! Je l'avais encore jamais en photo cette tour. Et quelle photo! Toutes ces couleurs, c'est vraiment top et la diagonale du premier plan nous envoie direct sur ton sujet. Paf! In your face!
miumiu (5566) 2014-05-17 7:55
Fantastic colours and composition! Absolutely stunning!
Have a nice weekend
PaulVDV (21147) 2014-05-17 8:03
Excellent capture of the Shard in beautiful contrasting colours at the blue hour.
At that time this area was already abandoned.
Best regards, Paul
brianmcc (6053) 2014-05-17 8:09
you have composed this image superbly well to produce a very striking picture. the colours are wonderful and well saturated. you have captured great detail and have created a very sharp and attractive picture.
sevy (15357) 2014-05-17 8:20
Une belle réalisation: les couleurs bien rendues par l'exposition équilibrée, mais encore plus, le cadrage et le point de vue rabaissé qui a permis de bien ancrer cette rigole qui pousse le regard en profondeur et donne un effet 3D qui contrebalance le sujet principal qui lui part en hauteur.
Tu l'auras compris, j'aime bien.
dta (64142) 2014-05-17 8:38
Bonjour Andre ,
Encore ici , une capture nocturne de qualité top . J'aime particulièrement la palette de couleurs , et le point de vue très abaissé qui entraine le regard du sol vers la tour .
marabu61 (7825) 2014-05-17 10:20
Quelle photo de qualité supérieure, c'est simplement éblouissante. Les couleurs, la clarté, la cadrage tout est parfait. Bien comme le petit canal dans la rue amenne l'oeil vers le tour impressionnante.
Superbe est le seul mot qui me semble juste ici.
siudzi (32829) 2014-05-17 10:21
You have discovered a great POV for taking this spectacular image! Really like it! The lines of the foreground lead us directly to the main subject and create an interesting depth in this scene. Perfectly executed lights and colors built wonderful result. Cool shot!
r_bodenschatz (169) 2014-05-17 12:35
Great colors, but I had cropped the image to a square one (from the top).
npecanhuk (62526) 2014-05-17 13:31
Magnificent architecture & urban & night picture!
Perfect exposure, wonderful colors and superb composition!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (74526) 2014-05-17 22:55
Superbe vision photographique du Shard dans un splendide environnement de couleurs. Un cadrage au top et une splendide qualité d'image.
annjackman (18481) 2014-05-17 23:16
I am wondering where you took this from as I have not walked around this particular area of London since the Shard was built. I like the way that it can be seen through the closer buildings. The evening lights and reflections give a futuristic look to the image which I like very much.
Kind Regards, Ann
timecapturer (46487) 2014-05-18 2:56
love this shot of this relatively new and iconic addition to the London skyline. Perfect composition, perspective and detailing make this a classic and classy image. Love it!
Have a peaceful Sunday - B.
danos (84321) 2014-05-18 3:00
we have the same object in our photos,the Shard.Excellent the cereative perspective as lead-in the eye of the new and modern landmark of London.Excellent teh quality of the scene.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
tatadalou (5867) 2014-05-18 4:28
Wonderful shot of modern London. Excellent long exposure that gives a great light. Low POV and great lines, from the diagonal on the soil to the shapes of the various buildings.
Excellent job !
tyro (19286) 2014-05-18 9:03
An interesting note about The Shard and a very fine photograph to accompany it.
Your composition is excellent, the tall skyscraper perfectly placed in the frame and the lines of the surrounding buildings and the lines of the reflective paving leading the eye strongly to the point of interest. The light and colours are beautiful, your exposure perfect and the depth of field, details and sharpness are exquisite.
kwekwekan (1022) 2014-05-18 18:00
Fantastic low POV, great leading line, perfect framing of the Shard and your signature blue hour sky.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-05-21 0:12
this is very fine picture presenting modern architecture. I like the choice of the POV which uses the structure of the pavement as a eye catching element of the foreground. It also leads an eye towards the main object in the composition. The Shard is original and quite unusual in shape building and it stands out from the crowd of others. I like how everything in the composition has been kept very simple to enhance the geometrical character of the scene. The light has been very well managed and the sharpness is at the optimum.
Thanks for sharing
bostankorkulugu (41990) 2014-05-24 22:11
not the ones in canary wharf may be, but the skyscrapers in the city are quite charming, the shard as well... love the soft pink and orange tones in good contrast with the blues and greens...
(i think you should come back for the bath experience ;) ...)
chawax (18892) 2014-05-25 5:42
Great shot again ! I love the perspective line of the pavement guiding our look to this incredible skyscraper. Great artificial lights too.
Have a nice sunday,
SnapRJW (30058) 2014-05-26 23:21
So slick Andre. A composition and exposure that highlights the 'modern' face of London very convincingly and one I like very much. I love the sweep of pavement which leads into the scene; the detailing is super and the framing of the Shard by the clean and neat. Gorgeous colour too. Smashing!
jcpix (12562) 2014-06-01 18:48
I was just looking over some of my London pictures earlier today, so this one caught my eye in your gallery. This certainly paints the city, and the Shard, in a new light...so full of color and far removed from the general association of gloomy weather. Taken at a prime hour to have such a strong effect during the transition of day to night. Super perspective too, smart use of the trench to draw a hard line into the distance. Sharp, detailed and well defined...an all around beauty. Enjoy the week ahead. All the best.
kasianowak (5472) 2014-06-16 1:49
Hi again Andre
This is one of the best composition of The Shard I have ever seen since it was build. The colours and light are fantastic.
Have a nice day
CLODO (29740) 2014-06-21 2:19
je commente peu de photos d'architecture, car celà me semble si simple; mais quand il y a la recherche d'un point de vue original, d'un effet particulier, alors j'applaudis!
c'est le cas ici avec le cadrage soigné et l'utilisation du grand angle qui renforce la perspective, sans parler des effets colorés de cette heure bleue humide.
Du tout bon!
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31448)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM
- Exposure: f/16, 15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Modern design, Kasia's Favourites 5 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-17 6:14
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