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01-09-2011, 02:42 PM
These are a few photos I took last summer during a walk around St James Park. All aperture priority. Kit lens 18 -55mm. Edits mainly levels, contrast and vibrancy.
#1 F8 @ 1/60. ISO 800
#2 F10 @ 1/125 ISO 200
#3 F10 @ 1/250 ISO 200
#4 F8 @ 1/500 ISO 200 exposure bias -2/3
Really lovely series of shots Shirley. This is an unusual little bridge and like your composition in these. I love the detail of the reflection of the railing in the water.
I particularly like No. 4 with the framed / leading lines effect leading to the buildings (castle??) in the background.
01-09-2011, 11:49 PM
Beautiful images Shirley. Is that the London Eye in #3?
01-10-2011, 01:46 AM
The # 4 shot is enchanting! Thansks for the data, too.... it always helps those of us still learning!!
01-10-2011, 01:49 AM
Nice series Shirl, I really like #1 and #4.
01-10-2011, 02:22 AM
Lovely series Shirley! I love each one....the leaves in the foreground of the first are so beautiful along with the reflections. I love the pidgeons in the foreground in the next. Three and four are also so well done.....great leading lines in 4! Thanks for sharing these!
01-10-2011, 03:04 AM
Beautiful as usual Shirley, I am taken by the second as you have all the people on the move along the bridge and all the pigeons on the move in the foreground…seems like all of them have somewhere they need to be.
All are beautifully composed but the fourth is my favourite…nice strong lead in with the river, beautiful balance between the smaller trees on the right over to the taller trees on the left with nice soft reflections in the water, all leading to a well placed set of buildings in the background. I love how the buildings are prominent but don’t dominate the scene and the eye just follows the river nicely to them.
Great work Shirley
01-10-2011, 09:09 AM
Hi Kaye thank you for your observations. My eye was definitely caught by the bridge and it's reflections & I took numerous of these trying for different compositions. I'm not sure what the buildings are in #4 but they do look castle like which is what appealed to me.
Hi John you are quite correct that is the London Eye in #3.
Thank you Marianne & Wanda for your comments. I'm pleased you like my shots.
Hi Sandy thank you so much for your comments, it really helps to know what others see and like about a photo.
Hi Mark thank you too very much for taking the time to comment about what you see and like about my photos. As I said to Sandy it really helps with composition and impact for future reference. I am finding that my particular favourite is also favoured by others. Thank you Mark.
01-22-2011, 07:58 PM
Real nice set of images. If I had to choose #3 is my fav... but only by a very short head from the rest. Excellent !! :):)
01-23-2011, 08:03 AM
Great Shots Shirley
Whats that big round (to use London speak) fing over what I think is Horse Guards Parade? Wasn't there when I was last there.
01-23-2011, 03:24 PM
Hi Ian thank you so much for your comments. Means a lot.
Hi Delboy pleased you like the shots and recognise the landmarks. The "fing" is the London Eye. Must be quite a while since you were last here or maybe it just blended into the grey sky :)
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