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Anthony

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London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« on: December 13, 2016, 15:14:53 »
Lights, reflections.
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Andrea B.

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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 16:41:16 »
Very well done, Anthony.
I enjoy photos of city lights. "-)

Were you on tripod to make these? Or handheld?

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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 19:05:24 »
I like these a lot. All three. I'm not sure why but I prefer these to your second batch.
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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016, 19:40:10 »
Very crisp and colorful.
I adore reflections :)
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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 19:40:25 »
I like these very much; also the second three. But these first ones remind me sharply of why I love and hate London.

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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2016, 21:11:01 »
Hi Anthony
            I spent many of my younger years assisting in the installation of the Granite / Glass facades in your images. The buildings you are showing, I know as Phase 6 and 7. The steps you are on taking your image from I believe are at the base of Phase 11, it is very distinctive due to its steel arched exoskeleton , Phase 11 is actually a bridge that spans all of Liverpool Street Stations tracks a total of 14 I think.
Contained in suspension within this bridge structure are all the levels of the building. That would be a good feat of engineeering to show the NG observers.
After one period of maintenance in the late 90's, I had enough of the granite on show to build my Hi Fi stands, that I still own today.
I just recently sold the Garrard 401, that had a 63Kg Plinth made from the same Granite.
There is a trip down memory lane. 
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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 21:27:52 »
Anthony - I really enjoyed both series but in the first one there's so much going on and the symmetry is challenged by reflections, colors etc.   
Lars Hansen  .. with a Fujifilm X-E1

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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2016, 00:37:34 »
Andrea, Smusesuse, Jacov, David, John, Lars, thank you very much for your comments.

Andrea, the photos from both sets were all handheld, around 1/56 at f3.2, ISO 3,200.  Fuji X-T2, 16mm 1.4.  Some were processed in Photo Ninja, some are SOOC jpegs.

David, I know what you mean about London!

John, I actually spent nearly 20 years working in Phase 11, or Exchange House to give it its post construction name.  I was there for a retiree Christmas lunch.  I was quite relaxed when I left, which maybe helped with the inspiration.  It is very interesting that you were involved in the construction of some of the Broadgate buildings.  It is a fine office complex.  Here is a picture of Exhange House. http://www.broadgate.co.uk/Exchange-House
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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2016, 11:06:40 »
I didnt expect these - really lovely!
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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2016, 12:32:22 »
Elsa, thank you.
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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2016, 15:52:55 »
I like tour series, Anthony !

The leaves still in the trees give something more to the atmosphere  (pics #1 and#2).

This 16mm (equivalent 32mm if I am not wrong) doesn't show perspective deformation.

Very well done ! :)
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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2016, 16:11:49 »
Francis, thank you for your comments.

I think it takes a lot of work to keep the trees healthy in that environment.

The AOV of the 16 is roughly the same as a 24 on FX.  I think it is pretty much close to distortion free, and I cannot see any change when I run it through PT Lens.
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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2016, 17:39:37 »
The AOV of the 16 is roughly the same as a 24 on FX.

I am therefore wrong.

I am confused with all this different sensor sizes... ::) :)
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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2016, 15:17:15 »
The colors are fantastic
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Re: London Broadgate, wet and dark (1)
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2016, 16:11:47 »
Thank you Armando, the colours are basically Fuji SOOC colours.

Francis, the X-T2 is APS-C, 1.5 crop from FX.
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