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London Skyline.
London Skyline.
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Challenge: Urban Landscapes II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Langdon Hills, Basildon, Essex, England
Date: Aug 12, 2007
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Sky, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2007

OK, this turned out to be my lowest scoring shot for a while. However, I am actually really pleased I entered it because of the amazing contrast in opinions regarding the negative space. This is a great example of how the voters opinions differ when presented with a picture slightly removed from the norm. I mean, this got 7 marks of ten, which surprised the hell out of me. And just read the comments. Yup, this was a great entry for me, not from a score point of view, but as a learning experience. Thanks everyone!!

Statistics
Place: 69 out of 176
Avg (all users): 5.7816
Avg (commenters): 6.3158
Avg (participants): 5.6167
Avg (non-participants): 5.8493
Views since voting: 1050
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 206
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/09/2008 12:52:47 PM
Great photograph. As I'm learning, anything too challenging will freak out the voters - but as an artistic endeavour yours kicks ass. It is challenging because of the sheer scale of the negative space but that's what makes it a great photograph. I think some people like being challenged whereas others don't (i.e. some enjoy that discomfort and questioning - I know I do).

If this image was on a large canvas or a large framed print I could see this going for big money...especially because of the natural tones, making it easy to use in interior design. For me it's a very artistic image and the square crop is perfect for the symmetry. Very Zen....imagine this in a stockbrokers penthouse suite....think £2k.... ;)

Message edited by author 2008-01-09 12:55:52.
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08/22/2007 06:52:05 PM
The arse end of London, perhaps.

Ah - this explains it - Location: Langdon Hills, Basildon, Essex, England

;-)

Seriously - I think that this is the kind of image that would sell really well. I like the plane especially. I would be interested in seeing this with a bit more local contrast - but advanced editing prob required.

I like the full stop in your title. Kind of a Ramsey-ish "London Skyline, <DONE>"

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08/22/2007 09:53:02 AM
You Essex Kevins don't get a great view of London do you! Joking aside, I think your entry was innovative and interesting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2007 05:22:00 PM
Looks more like London Smog.
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08/20/2007 08:16:03 PM
I really like the gradient and minimalism.
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08/20/2007 02:41:52 PM
Is this a statement photo?
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08/20/2007 12:19:20 PM
While I love the use of negative space here, I think there might be a bit too much of it.
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08/20/2007 12:01:52 PM
I think this would have been even more effective with a little less sky. Great shot though.
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08/19/2007 04:06:13 PM
i like these types of shots but i wonder what kind of comments you're getting about negative space, i love the tiny little plane up there
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08/19/2007 01:49:17 PM
Impressive!!
You should have wait for a giant alien mothership to appear, and fill this majestic sky, shouldn't you?
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08/18/2007 05:47:22 AM
Interesting minimalistic approcach. I like the plane.
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08/17/2007 06:42:28 PM
that's a cool photo !!
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08/17/2007 04:33:32 PM
God, the smog of London!! I would like to know where did you shoot this from?! =) I do like, just abi unsure if it would be better if it was a complete sillouette... 7
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08/17/2007 02:06:23 PM
this would have been much better as a panoramic, so much lost space.
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08/17/2007 01:57:08 PM
wow ... love the minimalistic feel ... adding to faves, good luck!
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08/17/2007 02:38:00 AM
a little too much negative space here.....
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08/17/2007 12:19:30 AM
Not sure what to think of this one. I like the minimalist approach used but even taking that into consideration there still seems a lot of dead space at the top. I'd be tempted to crop off a third or a quarter off the top.
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08/16/2007 09:55:31 PM
i like the use of negative space
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08/16/2007 09:16:54 AM
love the minimalism of this 8
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08/16/2007 01:46:51 AM
Interesting composition.
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08/15/2007 11:30:33 AM
With the great sky color I think this is a great use of negative space. I bet this would make for a great panorama as well. Nicely done.
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08/15/2007 08:17:42 AM
Phew! Altitude! Alright, high marks for you!
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08/15/2007 02:31:32 AM
Not quite sure about the composition on this one. Seems like an excessive amount of sky.
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08/15/2007 12:21:32 AM
I like the negative space but a little more of the city would have been nice.
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