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    London from afar

    Taken at the top of Greenwich Park.

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    What an appropriate screen name you have for this shot.

    I like the shot, and I'm always surprised there are so few view of London on forums. I'm seeing a rather blue/gray tint though. Could it be warmer, do you think?

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    I could try to warm it a bit Rob. I was trying to get the sky as moody as I could get away with. Thanks for looking the comment.

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    It is always nice to see the non-touristy side of city shots.

    Well done on this one though I don't think "moody" was necessary.

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    Thanks Bobo. It's how it was with the naked eye. The clouds came out a little white as normal for me They looked a bit menacing so I enhanced a wee bit.

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    I know what you mean - do that all that time, PS is too much fun hehe

    But, back to moody, my take is that either the whole scene is moody or it is not. The lower half is clearly not so the pic as processed does not convey a "storm is coming" feel. Mind you it is a great pic and very well composed and exposed - wish I could get that sort of result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    It is always nice to see the non-touristy side of city shots.

    Well done on this one though I don't think "moody" was necessary.
    Its London, It goes with out saying that it should be "Moody"

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    Re: London from afar

    A bit warmer...

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    Original one I posted....


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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    I like the shot, and I'm always surprised there are so few view of London on forums.
    Living in London I feel partly responsible for this!

    This is a popular spot for photos of the London skyline, but I like the moddiness of this shot. Well done

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    I think it's a crackin' shot Dave and you know I love a murderous sky.

    Can I suggest you try a B&W conversion which would add to your sky and which I would really like to see.

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    Thank you all for the comments. How's this Daisy?

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    Thanks for that Dave...I like it a lot but...the actual skyline isn't as dominant as I expected in the conversion...not enough to hold up against the darker trees anyway....so as I expected, I know nothing!!

    I think of all three that your original is far and away the best so...... well judged as ever!

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    The mono doesn't do anything for me Daisy but will always try others input. How else do I learn
    The warmer one is ok but I'm still liking the original

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    #1 is beginning to look better and better. Sometimes we just need to put something down and revisit it later.

    Put it in a comp and you have my vote. hehe

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    Thanks Bobo. With some of my picture that I think are ok, I try a couple of ways at pp. Then decide what one is best in my eye

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    In this case I think it is safe to say that you got it right .

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    Dave,
    Love the picture, brought back some wonderful memories for me, the top of greenwich park where you took that is were we started our charity cycle ride..London to Paris, in fact i took a picture from there on my iphone, no where near as good as yours, thanks for sharing it.

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    I was in a 28 storey tower two days ago that has just been built off to the right of your shot. Brilliant views, just superb, but not good when you hate heights! Good thing is they have an observation deck, which I might pluck up the courage to go back and blag my way onto.

    Worked in a 23 floor tower block in Surrey where we used to be able to wave down (almost) to the pilots entering Gatwick and Heathrow. Did get to the top of that, but could only really access one side for pics. The other problem with that and most other tower blocks is they fix the windows so that you cant drop things out (it might kill someone below). But after keeping lenses pristine, putting them up against London Grime Glass doesnt make for some of the best shots!

    However, as someone has mentioned, there are loads of superb and totally surprising places to grab the most amazing shots off the beaten track in and around London.

    Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are not the only places to point a camera at, in fact I get far more inspired in the backwaters, as shots just present themselves all the time, but most tourists wouldnt know where to start. And you do have to get out of the car/taxi in most cases too!

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    Be a cool shot if you can get it Ian.

    James. Still a good shot for a phone. Now I want to go back there at night.

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    I'll put this up too as it's a London thing.

    This was taken October 2010 near the spot of my original picture. It was taken with a Lumix FZ38 (that I still have and love).
    Hdr done in CS5.

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