Sunday, June 28, 2009

Whitehall


Whitehall is London's famous 'corridor of power,' the street where government buildings cluster thickly from centuries gone by, built in the style of the Classical revival and adorned with statues as if London was making a bid to be New Rome. The Plain trees thrive in the city and this shot serenditiptously captures the ephermeral contrast between a dense cloudbank and sunlight on marble architecture. This building is seen in the closing shot of the main titles of The Professionals classic action series from 1977-'81. The vertical format was cropped out of a horizontal frame and a slight fine rotation was used to square up the symmetry. The colour was adjusted, along with contrast and sharpness, making a pleasing balance betweek the green and grey elements. November, 2007; Fuji FinePix, S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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