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Matthew


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Challenge: Architecture IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Westminster from Members' Lounge, Southbank Centre
Date: Jan 26, 2008
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Cityscape, Sky
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2008

Taken at sunset handheld through glass (I don't think that I am allowed to clone out the reflection just creeping into the RHS). However, it came out alright.

Edit to add many thanks to the voters for the great comments and votes. The image was taken from the members' lounge at the South Bank Centre. Thanks again.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 247
Avg (all users): 7.1576
Avg (commenters): 9.0714
Avg (participants): 6.7342
Avg (non-participants): 7.4274
Views since voting: 12513
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 203
Comments: 45
Favorites: 34 (view)


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02/16/2008 08:28:34 PM
This is awesome! You really captured the new vs. the old architecture. And the beautiful sunset in the background. Definitely first place!
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02/08/2008 07:07:53 PM
There's so many great things about this photo.
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02/07/2008 02:50:57 AM
Mate,
What a fantastic - And very original photograph of a well taken subject - Light and composition are spot on - Worth 3 of every postcard sold in London of the wheel. Get that image out there to be sold!
Well done again
Jeff

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02/06/2008 11:39:18 PM
That's really a great shot. Congrats.
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02/06/2008 11:36:52 PM
A very fine shot of the very familiar and the not-so-old. Congratualtions.
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02/06/2008 08:07:00 PM
Fantastic image!!!! Congratulations on the Blue
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02/06/2008 03:54:58 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!
Great shot!
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02/06/2008 12:36:05 PM
Awesome shot! For a lawyer... ;)
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02/06/2008 08:17:47 AM
Hello Matthew and congrats for your first place !
Fabulous colors, great composition. I think the picture need a little space between the Big Ben Tower and the wheel.
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02/06/2008 06:56:23 AM
This is a spectacular photo. Great execution, angles, lighting,and everthing about it, Congrats on the blue and the score.
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02/06/2008 06:31:37 AM
Wow...great shot, great angle. I've never seen it taken this way yet. I'm guessing this may have been taken from your office or from the members' lounge at the South Bank Centre? LOL

Message edited by author 2008-02-09 10:35:17.
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02/06/2008 06:04:32 AM
stunning shot. Congrats
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02/06/2008 04:49:48 AM
Well done, Matthew! Congratulations on your ribbon. Well deserved and worth waiting for!
This shot typifies the London skyline to me nowadays - the old and new in harmony! Beautiful!
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02/06/2008 04:24:47 AM
Absolutely brilliant. I am so pleased for you son. You now have two blue eyes!
PS - Do I get any reflected glory for calling you son?
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02/06/2008 03:59:29 AM
Yay, congratulations!
Great image! I love the blue of the Eye against the yellows of the Houses!
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02/06/2008 03:25:59 AM
Outstanding photo. Really great. Congrats on winning the blue.
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02/06/2008 03:04:47 AM
Congrats on your blue, well done!
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02/06/2008 02:35:03 AM
look at you..... we have a great team.
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02/06/2008 02:09:27 AM
Outstanding... colorful and sharp. I see we have 2 rats in the kitchen.
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02/06/2008 01:34:26 AM
You've certainly got the hang of shooting architecture, particularly at night. Congrats!
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02/06/2008 01:26:08 AM
Love the colours, beautiful
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02/06/2008 01:17:59 AM
Gorgeous. Congratulations
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02/06/2008 12:57:17 AM
This is beautiful
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02/06/2008 12:33:17 AM
A really good image
Excellent work
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02/06/2008 12:25:13 AM
Excellent colors & point of view! Congrats on your blue :)
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02/06/2008 12:18:23 AM
Well done.
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02/06/2008 12:12:55 AM
Congrats on a great photo. Very nicely done. -BB
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02/06/2008 12:05:47 AM
Grats Matthew. I gave this a 9 and was my highest rated photo. I still can't work out where you were standing to get that PoV...
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02/06/2008 12:03:00 AM
Yep, I knew this would do good. So glad it did great! :)
Congratulations. It's a most refreshing point of view.

Message edited by author 2008-02-06 00:03:12.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2008 09:25:14 PM
Oh I so want to see this in person! Maybe in a few months I will. I love this photo, the colours are beautiful and it's an angle I have not seen before.
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02/03/2008 09:22:10 AM
REally nice image and great natural lighintig.
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02/02/2008 03:13:54 PM
Great colors!
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02/01/2008 10:19:58 PM
So amazing. Great colours!
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02/01/2008 10:14:17 PM
what a great perspective. 10
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02/01/2008 04:14:17 PM
One of my contest favorites. Nothing bad to say. Great lighting, cool angle, very well done technically. Good work
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02/01/2008 01:34:41 PM
It's amazing how you got such a combination of colours, a so well focused image in every corner of the picture. Very good composition also.
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02/01/2008 10:26:16 AM
Awesome! A definite eleven. But you'll have to settle for a 10, I guess. The color, detail and light quality is just wonderful!!
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01/31/2008 08:43:11 PM
Very nicely done. Great contrast between the two.
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01/31/2008 01:59:22 PM
This is a POV I've not seen before. I'll come back after voting to find out where you were when you took this shot
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01/30/2008 05:42:20 PM
A vantage point I've never seen! Great juxtaposition of architectures, too. Would have liked a tad more breathing space between the capsules and Big Ben.
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01/30/2008 10:45:54 AM
Top 5 score for me, great lighting, great subject, incredible architecture. I think this is a shot most people need to look at. You can't just shoot something with normal dull lighting. The clouds, the sunset or sunrise make this shot stand above the rest and add that extra pow to get the score much higher.
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01/30/2008 10:41:28 AM
Nice point of view. Looks almost as if it is taken from the Shell Building..
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01/30/2008 10:36:32 AM
My favorite!! fantastic!
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01/30/2008 09:56:57 AM
well done. good lighting and composition
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01/30/2008 08:43:49 AM
I love it.
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