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    Many photos to catch up on.

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    PhD in computer science - except I seriously lack the mathematical rigour that is necessary to become a scientist, so I prefer the "software engineer" hat
    I did mathematics\physics (=string theory), and am still doing it, as a postdoc in germany.

    >Sizifo, were you standing on top of something when you took the Harrods mega-crane shot? The perspective is very interesting (as well as the tones of colours).

    Thanks. I think just on the stairs of one of the victorian houses.

    Will, those two city hall photos are seriously cool, ESPECIALLY the last one.
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    Here are some third-world London photos, with some experimental PP. It's probably not evident from the photos how bad this particular neighborhood looks in real life.

    Forgot exactly where it was. Think somewhere around Willesden Juncion.

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    Here's my take on city hall, via my M8, onboard HMS Belfast:


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    Shame the sky is so boring Maggie

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    Maggie : great shot!

    sizifo : so you must be holding your breath for the LHC to be ignited - the collider itself will make a very photogenic item, I often imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Shame the sky is so boring Maggie
    Yeah, whattya gonna do?

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    I was born in Willesden-it wasn't that bad..(50 yrs ago). Nice pics all the same.

    Maggie, love the clouds.Very exciting to me!

    an un-third world pic of Liberty's





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    Quote Originally Posted by pollobarca View Post
    I was born in Willesden-it wasn't that bad..(50 yrs ago). Nice pics all the same.

    Maggie, love the clouds.Very exciting to me!

    an un-third world pic of Liberty's



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    Sorry to inadvertently insult you... Indeed I was at Willesden Junction, but that's a mile away from Willesden (accoring to wikipedia), and the two places may be miles apart as far as shabby-ness. I really don't know the area at all.

    However, around Willesden Junction: garbage dump, bus depot, seriously shabby houses. Third world is an adequate description. Although it had a rough charm as well, just about.

    Anyway, my point was that London has a very different side to it.

    Nice photo btw. Which camera was that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntrolls View Post
    Maggie : great shot!

    sizifo : so you must be holding your breath for the LHC to be ignited - the collider itself will make a very photogenic item, I often imagine.
    I've have never been to cern, but it is supposed to be very impressive - visually, i mean .

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    Sizifo- not insulted at all ! As a small kid lived in Curzon Crescent Willesden.
    Left there for Tooting when I was 6.

    Camera is my GX100 for the Liberty pic. Glad you like it. Liberty didnt seem to bother about people photographing in their shop. My daughter had me take a few for a project she was doing.

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    Australia House, Aldwych. Converted to B&W from RAW (thank you Wouter for your wonderful article!). This is a nice building, but it is so huge I don't know how to get a decent framing.


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    Hmm, didn't know that the absolute URL changes when you replace a flickr image. Here's the image in the previous posting (I played with the curve a little bit, hence the replacement).


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    Good version ntrolls. That building looks like an interesting challenge, perhaps next time I'm in the area.....


    Here is another one from a while back in Oxford Street with, you guessed it, Centre Point in the back ground.

    GRD2


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    Will, I've noticed that in your B&W conversions you often choose lift the shadows to a rather noisy level. For example, in the faces of the two women in the above photo. Is this deliberate, or maybe some artifact of the jpeg conversion, or how you upload it? Does it print well like this?

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    The famous London City Hall. Had a chance to get in during the open day. It's really intriguing, I recommend a visit if you're in London during the open days.

    Open day schedule


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    Quote Originally Posted by sizifo View Post
    Will, I've noticed that in your B&W conversions you often choose lift the shadows to a rather noisy level. For example, in the faces of the two women in the above photo. Is this deliberate, or maybe some artifact of the jpeg conversion, or how you upload it? Does it print well like this?
    I B&W tend to go for the overall impact rather than worry about noise, particularly in shots like the one above where there is so much going on and where I didn't catch the sun on the facial expressions I wanted to show.. I wanted it clear that the woman walking towards the camera was aware of it and obviously quite aware of me and seems happy about it, (helps that I'm so damed handsome of course)
    I'm not sure how it would print but grain usually reduces quite a lot so I'm guessing it would be OK.

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    All GRD2

    Couldn't bring myself to do a B&W conversion on this one because the tattoos are so colourful





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    Natural History Museum, South Kensington. I love this building


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    Lovely photo. And I absolutely agree, it's a stunning building, and the light inside the main entrance is very special. I've got some photos from there, will dig them up and post.

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    OK. I only found a few, and almost all slightly blurry. Here's one in B&W and in color.

    ntrolls, just as a question, do you have a link to larger versions of your photos? They are on the verge of being too small.

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    You can go 900 pixels wide here.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Mistake. Didn't check the export choice in Aperture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizifo View Post
    ntrolls, just as a question, do you have a link to larger versions of your photos? They are on the verge of being too small.
    I always link from Flickr, and they have 500 wide (medium) and 1024 wide (large). I try to avoid breaking the layout of the forum, hence the usual medium size. Here's a link to the large sized image.

    http://flickr.com/photos/ntrolls/2667699582/sizes/l/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntrolls View Post
    I always link from Flickr, and they have 500 wide (medium) and 1024 wide (large). I try to avoid breaking the layout of the forum, hence the usual medium size. Here's a link to the large sized image.

    http://flickr.com/photos/ntrolls/2667699582/sizes/l/
    Ah yes. Should have figured that out myself.

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    Side street next to Heals. The light was wonderful.

    GRD2

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    Side street next to Heals. The light was wonderful.

    GRD2
    Hey. Revived the thread! I'm sort of running out of photos, since I haven't been back in a while.

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    It's been a while, hasn't it?

    The Serpentine Gallery Pavillion 2008 by Frank O'Gehry.


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    Amazing structure!

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    National Gallery

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    View towards Blackfriar's bridge and the City



    Canary Wharf Tower



    Both with the GX200, bigger versions available on my blog.

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    enjoying this thread very much. does anyone have intimate interior london scenes with these cameras, particularly in b&w? i'm a big fan of bill brandt.

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    Not sure if this is what you mean but here they are anyway.

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    I know the guy in the last photo. Just can't pinpoint from where. Costa in Knightsbridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizifo View Post
    I know the guy in the last photo. Just can't pinpoint from where. Costa in Knightsbridge?
    It was taken in the Inn The Park Restaurant in St James Park.

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    thanks, will, that's the kind of thing. any shots from the classic homes: dickens, s. johnson, from clubs, etc. i'm wondering how these cameras do under difficult conditions and in high contrast. looks like the grd does a great job.

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    ps. also i browsed through this book yesterday http://www.amazon.com/Shanghai-Style...7042129&sr=8-1 surprised by what a city looks like behind closed doors!
    Last edited by smokysun; 18th November 2008 at 12:56.

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    Carnaby Street has some interesting Christmas decorations this year


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    FROSTY looks SWEEET....
    Cheers-H

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    Damp street reflections with yet another view of Center Point.

    GRD2

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    Ok these are taken with my semi retired Fuji E550. All multi image montages
    Trafalger Sq.


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    DP1

    New cafe behind city hall
    Last edited by Will; 14th February 2009 at 17:27.

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    Back in London for a while. Some council estates in stormy light.

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    And something else. All GRD II.

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    Another, with similar subject matter. This is GRD I, not II, as the saturated colors reveal.

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    Following were taken during my travel in 2007. Hope you don't mind they're taken by D80 and film.








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    The first one works for me. That's the film one presumably? What camera & lens?

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    More council flats in London, all taken with the Ricoh GX100.




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    Overexposure in silver efex pro. Hyde park.

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    And some more overexposure fun from the Saatchi gallery. The Hassi is inspiring many more squares from the grd II.

    This is an exhibit.

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    Hi sizifo, the first photo was taken by a toy camera, Lomo Fisheye2. FYI:

    http://www.lomographyasia.com/microsite/fisheye2/eng/

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    At last a bit of sunshine at the very end of Easter holiday. Taken at The Lodge Coffe, a small outdoor cafe near Horniman Museum.


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