With 2012 drawing to a swift close, it is a year that will always live in British memories of what a glorious Olympics and Paralympics London staged. An Olympic morning in the very heart of the City with St Paul's Cathedral catching the morning sun as is the Millennium Bridge. In the foreground one of the colourful Olympic mascots named "Wenlock & Mandeville" that were placed at famous London landmarks as part of the London discovery trails.
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kasianowak (7245) 2012-12-20 2:04
Hi again Brian
Beautiful colours of a glorious summer morning. Just what I need on this wet December day! Great idea to iclude the mascot, it looks as if it were running.
npecanhuk (67464) 2012-12-20 2:14
Elements that transport us to London immediately like that modern footbridge, the waters fo the Thames and the Saint Paul's Cathedral dome, together with that colorful sculpture were all harmoniously placed together in a very attractive photograph!
TFS - congrats,
snunney (86452) 2012-12-20 3:44
A cleverly composed image that makes a fitting celebration for London's Olympic Year. The lighting is very attractive and the clarity excellent.
vladic (4501) 2012-12-20 6:44
J'aime beaucoup ce paysage urbain, la prise de vue dirige notre regard vers St. Paul Cathedral en arrière-plan ce qui donne de la profondeur à la photo. Très efficace cadrage sur le fameux Millennium Bridge dont les détails ressortent à merveille. Londres, tout simplement lovely!
Très beau travail. Merci pour le partage.
JFS (32459) 2012-12-20 9:32
Magnificent work Brian, I love it! So many good details...this London is completely new to me...
rychem (25168) 2012-12-20 10:26
I like both subjects: the bridge and the mascot, beautiful light and very nice composition
janneman (2612) 2012-12-20 12:04
Beautiful composition of the bridge, St Paul's and the sculpture in the morning light!
adores (38697) 2012-12-20 13:00
A very good shot! I like your idea of gathering three important elements here: the cathedral, the bridge and the mascot. I like the composition and the great soft light. Seems the mascot is running and enjoying the view. The name of the city written on that blue wall in foreground is also a fine detail!
emka (81866) 2012-12-20 13:26
Hi Brian, Magnificent composition. I like this original bridge looking like made of lines hanging, nicely placed St. Paul and Olympic mascot. But what fantastic light! Superb shot.
Warm regrads MAlgo
jjcordier (77448) 2012-12-20 21:35
Un très beau cadrage sous une très jolie lumière matinale. Tu as même réussi à rendre belle cette curieuse mascotte -)
dkmurphys (50408) 2012-12-21 4:50
Spectacular POV in great colors. I like the different styles of architecture and their urban harmony. Well seen!
Enjoy a Merry Christmas!
SnapRJW (31617) 2012-12-21 5:54
Hello Brian - Nicely framed shot and perfect light to show off the details of the Millennium Bridge. Again this super juxtaposition of old and new architecture. Is this Wenlock or Mandeville here in the shot? Strange but his sculptural lines seem to mimic aspects of the bridge. A great year for London and a good reminder of a city at its best. Warm regards Rosemary
stevesaba (8135) 2012-12-29 2:46
So much great work, which one to comment on? Your unique eye and recognizable style has done it again! Gorgeous light, with some really great features, all composed beautifully making an amazing photo! Always a pleasure to see! Warm regards, Steve
macjake (57848) 2014-04-24 1:43
this was on your random gallery page and i wanted to take a closer look.
I like how it seems the mascot is joging by and looking/waving goodbye :)
this looks like a photogenic area of the city, i'd love to see this in person some day.
wicked city shot.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Event
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Twins? [Part XXV], CLODO's selection XVI [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-20 1:52