Saturday, May 30, 2009

Early Evening in London

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This sunset shot was an opportunistic one. I had battled my way back from the East End on a Sunday afternoon when several tube lines were down for service, and finally managed to get a bus from King's Cross Station to Victoria Station, close to which was my hotel. I snapped this while crossing the road from one stop to another. Angling up to frame the tower has created a vanishing-point symmetry in the verticals. It has the feel of coming night, but notice the clock in the tower: it's only 4.40pm! This shot was taken in November 2007, and another month would go by before the days would start to lengthen in the north. This frame was considerably enhanced to bring out the mid-tone areas, with a lot of gamma correction, contrast and colour saturation work. The city lights burned in pleasingly also. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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