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Shimshams



Registered: April 2009
Posts: 1,415
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We took a trip in to London yesterday for a mooch round and sight see some of the newer buildings and places.
Along with many others I couldn't resist a few pics of this Iconic building, much photographed when it opened years ago, still looks pretty radical to me...but yes I like it.


Cropped from original to remove some encroaching structures and concentrate on the main subject, reduced to black and white.
· Date: Wed October 29, 2014 · Views: 235 ·
Keywords: Modern art
Camera Make / Model: Fuji X20
State / County / Area Image taken: London
Country Image Taken
United Kingdom
Processing Software Applications Used
Photoshop

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janper44

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,672
Wed October 29, 2014 9:40pm

I had to take another look and then another look... I had thought from the thumbnail and even with the image fully expanded that I was looking at a closeup view of a musical instrument (not quite sure which but it sure looks like a musical instrument). The b&w format is very effective with your presentation of the building and perhaps that b&w format helps to create the feel of this being a musical instrument.


what building might this be?


Jan
yashica boy

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 300
Wed October 29, 2014 10:09pm

Yip the LLoyds building is still a cracker and suited to B&W I like the angle of view also Have you been inside? as radical on the inside as on the out
Best regards


Richard G
veejaycee

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Wed October 29, 2014 11:03pm

I have to say, when the (new) Lloyds building was first built I didn't like it. I think because there were still then many more grand old structures around including the old Baltic Exchange building (blown up and now the Gherkin) in St Mary Axe which is opposite Lloyds.
I do quite like it now but I don't think I would have seen this detail shot and if I had I might not have thought to present it at this interesting (in a good way) angle. Excellent tones too.
EzHighway

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 59
Thu October 30, 2014 12:59pm

Nice work Rob. Well detailed, exposed and cropped. I always find it so interesting seeing what other photographers come up with when all are visiting the same area and seeing the same things, but differently photographed. Thanks for sharing.
Diane

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,503
Thu October 30, 2014 6:42pm

Has a futuristic look to it. You captured the highlights and shadows masterfully with all the details. I like the diagonal lean - gives a hint of abstract too.

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