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photoblog image The line up

The line up

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Sorry for no new picture of the day yet, I've been caught up with Valentine's day (too much Chablis wine last night) and adding new features to shutterchance - or bug fixes rather. From tomorrow onwards, I'm going to queue up my images, so there'll always be a new picture even if I forget. If your photoblog is on shutterchance and are wondering how to queue up your images, simply set a future date for the "date to feature" (right under where you set the photo's title) and the system will do it for you.

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Happy Valentine's Day! I'm glad that you managed to find your way to my blog - with the new front page everythings rather haphazard at the moment. Unfortunately, I've not got a valentine's picture for you today. I've spent the evening fighting with a flakey internet connection and didn't manage to prepare anything of the occassion. So here my best attempt to at least have a picture up for today :(

This stately building is situated along The Mall in London - just a stone's throw away from Buckingham Palace. It was taken in summer, when I was taking my in-laws around town. I liked the symmetry of the pillars, and how a row of them illustrates perspective. They sure don't make buildings like that anymore.

The line up

=-= News update =-=

Sorry for no new picture of the day yet, I've been caught up with Valentine's day (too much Chablis wine last night) and adding new features to shutterchance - or bug fixes rather. From tomorrow onwards, I'm going to queue up my images, so there'll always be a new picture even if I forget. If your photoblog is on shutterchance and are wondering how to queue up your images, simply set a future date for the "date to feature" (right under where you set the photo's title) and the system will do it for you.

=-= End of update =-=

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm glad that you managed to find your way to my blog - with the new front page everythings rather haphazard at the moment. Unfortunately, I've not got a valentine's picture for you today. I've spent the evening fighting with a flakey internet connection and didn't manage to prepare anything of the occassion. So here my best attempt to at least have a picture up for today :(

This stately building is situated along The Mall in London - just a stone's throw away from Buckingham Palace. It was taken in summer, when I was taking my in-laws around town. I liked the symmetry of the pillars, and how a row of them illustrates perspective. They sure don't make buildings like that anymore.

comments (5)

  • Ade
  • 14 Feb 2006, 12:10
tsk tsk no valentines shot. nice shot. i always wonder about shots like this, should it be cropped to remove the top part where there are no pillars, so u have only the pillars in the shot. arrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!
I dunno. tried b&w?
You know Ade I also have wondered about shots like this too. They always catch your attention when you walk past them but I always ask "What can I do to make them look special?" Maybe if a red balloon was caught flying between the pillars that might give a different perspective on the shot, but then again that's a different shot.

Good work for effort but I'm not sure what you were trying to capture here. Ellaborate a bit more please.
  • Duane Bong
  • 14 Feb 2006, 18:34
Thanks for the comments guys. Yeah, it's a bit boring. I was trying to replicate the success I had with the Royal Opera House pillars (not posted here yet). But I think I took this one too head on. Not enough side angle. I'll try to post the ROH pillars tomorrow so you guys can see the difference.
I suspect the best way to shoot these sorts of structures is from a high point at an angle. ie. Like this shot but at a greater angle (so much so that you don't see the bits behind the pillars) and where top beam is actually horizontal in the frame. Sounds difficult to actually execute though (unless you find a convenient place to shoot from).
Yeah I agree, nearly but not quite. B/W may help but do think you need a steeper line to contrast the vertical pillars?

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