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What's the Point?
What's the Point?

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Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Collection: Landscape
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 II USM
Location: The London Eye
Date: Nov 12, 2003
Galleries: Cityscape, Sky
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2003

What's the Point? A phrase very often said to me by people when I do something that annoys them :P

I made the tower silhouetted so it isnt obvious what it is, hence the question...

What's the point?

It's Big Ben! Actually, technically it's not Big Ben, cos Big Ben is the bell, which is never seen. The clock tower is called something else... which I can't remember...

Place: 21 out of 109
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Views since voting: 2258
Votes: 139
Comments: 13
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11/29/2003 03:08:23 PM
Ben, this is good work as usual :) I think that if you crop about half of the dark area of the bottom, it works nicely also :)
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11/29/2003 01:44:02 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

To me, it is the repetition of the pointed towers that really makes this photo interesting. Of course, the beautiful sunset-lit clouds help too. I also like the light coming through open areas in the towers. To me the center of interest is the building with all the small towers (parliament?), not the clock tower which, though larger, isn't as interesting in silhouette. From your comments that wasn't your intent, but it doesn't affect the impact or quality of the image. Exposure, focus, and post-processing are all perfect.

One nit: To me, the photo seems slightly tilted to the right. It isn't; Big Ben is perfectly vertical in this image! But the silhouette removes the depth cues that indicate the rooftops are slanted because of perspective, making them seem tilted. A slight counter-clockwise rotation might make the image look straighter.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2003 08:24:16 PM
Very clever, and a nice photo as well.
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11/23/2003 05:42:39 AM
Parliament - that's the point! Great view, nice sky, good idea to boot. [8]
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11/21/2003 06:24:47 PM
beautifully done...distant points seem a little soft...great colors.
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11/20/2003 03:08:46 PM
can see the point and beautiful background 8
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11/19/2003 01:29:05 PM
beautiful color hues in the sky, nice silhouettes, and good composition
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11/18/2003 08:06:24 AM
This is a beautiful shot - I love the color in the sky.
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11/17/2003 09:12:44 PM
A lot of points in this place, some literal and some figurative. And after a long day in committee we ask, "What IS the point? Lets get a pint!" Sorry couldn't resist. Back to the point - Love this picture. You are right on with the sharp siouettes and that beautiful sky. I might crop just a bit off the bottom. 9
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11/17/2003 05:40:29 PM
Nice points,10 !
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11/17/2003 05:07:07 PM
In my humble opinion: the major building itself would have been more dramatic. . . especially with that sky. To me, it is a case where less is more.
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11/17/2003 01:06:55 PM
Awesome! Lovely sillhouette, and the colors in the sky are breathtaking. Wonderful job
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11/17/2003 10:18:26 AM
Nice pointed shot. Great contrasts.
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