A short "dead end" street in the heart of the City of London, England. This is Spital Yard and at the end is No 7 now relatively dwarfed by the new high rise buildings that have sprung up around it. The little blue plaque on this house commemorates the fact that this is the birthplace of Susanna Wesley (nee Annesley) born on the 20th January 1669. Often referred to as "The Mother of Methodism" because her two sons John & Charles were founders of the Methodist Church.
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krzychu30 (15510) 2013-08-19 1:41
love this one!
combination of old made of red bricks buildings and glass skyscraper behind looks for me delightful!
Also the way you processed the image appeals to me much.You achieved really superb and strong graphical effect!
This one goes to my favourites!
Have a nice day
yquem46 (38750) 2013-08-19 2:02
You're incredible Brian, what else could I say here !?
best regards, have a nice day
Indrasish (2925) 2013-08-19 2:07
Excellent capture.. Awesome Composition and nice colors.. Excellent image quality too.. Fully A++ category image.. Very well done and TFS..
snunney (89996) 2013-08-19 2:21
It is good that this building with a history has managed to survive so long, though it now looks slightly forlorn surrounded by its high-rise neighbours. I like the point of view and the use of the double yellows as lead-lines. Lovely burnished red tones to be observed in the brickwork, which is nicely contrasted by the green window frames. The red reflections are a bonus. A good find, beautifully presented here under a fine light.
beatrox (560) 2013-08-19 2:45
Niche shot. Very dramatic with an excellent POV and composition.
Antipodean (1658) 2013-08-19 3:14
Kia ora Brian,
another great & intriguing photo. The glass building at the back gives the image an almost surreal effect. Cheers, Neil
jhm (144294) 2013-08-19 4:09
You play wonderful with light and shade, also the fantastic reflections in background cares for a excellent picture.
You chose a very well angle, this gives depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
Nicou (130145) 2013-08-19 4:40
Avec ces doubles lignes jaunes qui suivent la route quelle vue et contraste la petite maison comme collée sur cet édiffice moderne et de verre sueprbe couleur tons et ambiance
Bravo et amitié
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2013-08-19 4:47
wow! wonderful framing here. You did very well in composition Brian... Like the different colours and textures... Like how they fill the canvas. Great leading lines of road. A very good shot indeed. Enjoyed it a lot. Tfs.
macjake (61496) 2013-08-19 5:08
funny how this little house looking building has been swallowed up by the architecture around it.
as if almost in a stubborn defiance the little building tries to stand its ground among the giants :)
the double yellow lines really work well done they, I think they add alot to the scene.
good idea to keep the skyline out to protect that enclosed atmosphere
olive224 (2719) 2013-08-19 6:46
Fantastic shot again ;)
You must spend hours on retouching your images ;)
THe opposition between the old and modern building is excellent and the yellow lines are guiding the eyes through the image.
It's really excellent ;)
rychem (28093) 2013-08-19 8:56
Great contrast between the little house and the blue glass wall behind it. Excellent photo with great quality
jcpix (13814) 2013-08-19 19:54
Good morning Brian,
I don't know how you came up with this processing, but my word it does wonders for the atmosphere of this shot! You've managed to take a modern, urban street scene and make it mysterious...and the street being completely void of human presence adds to the mood. I'm quite taken in by this one, it really feels surreal. I love a good rustic/red brick building, there's just something very endearing to me about that...perhaps it's because I grew up in a red brick house?? :) The reflected blue color in the windows set against these rustic tones and the yellow striping to guide us into the dead end is simply a treat on the eyes. I imagine this would also make for an outstanding night shot. A better description escapes me at the moment, so I'll leave it with "cooool!" Enjoy the day ahead.
Cheers from the sandbox,
No struggle for this title, right....it's a perfect fit! :)
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-08-19 19:56
just an amazing juxtaposition of buildings to show the new with the old.great light and pov.love the yellow lines on the street.amazing composition and thought.
jjcordier (79040) 2013-08-19 22:33
Belle opposition de style architectural et de couleurs entre ces bâtiments. Tu l'as exploitée au mieux dans cette excellente photo, bien composée.
emka (86487) 2013-08-19 23:56
You discovered fantastic corner in London. behind the old buildings looki ng rather like factory there is a modern mirror wall. nd the colours! Gorgeous composition,.
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-08-20 0:17
This little house is towered over and almost engulfed by the surrounding highrises Brian and yet it has a place in the history of a Christian denomination which spread to all corners of the globe. One wonders what the Wesley boys mother would make of the ever changing cityscape that is London? As always beautifully managed and I see your excellent use of the perspective lines so clearly here. An accomplished photograph.... just how do you find such great locations? Warm regards rosemary
Royaldevon (33387) 2013-08-20 12:49
John Wesley came to preach in our area from the top of Pendle Hill, a place now closely connected to witches!
I do love how little pockets of older building are left and just become a natural part of the modern environment, wonderful reminders of the past. They create such strong contrasts in colour, style and materials!
You have achieved excellent sharpness and used fine guides in this shot.
My warm regards,
Waylim (25368) 2013-08-21 18:08
Very good photo, I like very much the rich color and deep tone of the whole image. You captured superbly all the detial and texture of the architectural elements. At some point I thought the taller building with blue window are actually in the front of hte brick building in the center. There an illusion of space, or just my eye going crazy after looking at the monitor all day long :) Time for a break.
mkamionka (32499) 2013-08-24 6:02
very well spotted! It is really a charming corner with the interesting contrast of the old and new. Very attractive geometry and great details well enhanced with very adequate processing.
CLODO (32174) 2013-09-02 9:21
I fancy a film scene, nice contrasting colors and materials.
npecanhuk (70060) 2013-09-07 6:52
Interesting urban environment!
Very attractive picture!
All those colors, a very well managed light and a unique composition are highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
jrleborgne (1554) 2014-04-27 5:18
Great shot, indeed. Very beautiful perspective and combination of colours.
I like it very much.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-08-19 1:34
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