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Big Ben, London, 2011.

Haven't had much time during the last weeks because I've had a lot of stuff to do in university and in my real life. But here is a new photo I've taken during my last trip to London in March 2011.
It's the Big Ben mirrored in a puddle.

A lot of people already asked me if I did any post processing in this photo. The answer is no. Again and again it's all about the angle :)
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Seeing as I, just recently, spent a year in England, I find this a very appropriate piece to critique. When I first saw this piece I was, literally, amazed. You have applied the greyscaling of this photo brilliantly, seeing as many black and white are often in either contrast or in adequate lighting, so you have definitely pulled of this photo brilliantly. The composition of this piece could be called risky, straying far from the traditional and trying out something brand new. But this, for me, is one of the best aspects of this photo! The reflection is eye-catching and the main view is inspiring, putting a brand new light on the Palace of Westminster and it's iconic clock tower. Overall, the technique of this piece is stunning, sharp but without much noise, the composition is spot-on, contrast and brightness just about perfect but the I have the smallest nit to pick, which is the reflection of the lamp-post and the building on the right-hand side, but it is one of those in-avoidable aspects of photography and it barely dampens the impact of this photo. So I congratulate you on taking such an amazing piece and I can't wait to see more beauties in you gallery.

I hope you find this critique fair and I hope you go on to take more amazing photos. :)
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Deadly-X-Nightshade Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot! Love the reflection in the puddle.
Soy-Mallika Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Featured [link] :rose:
tyt2000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love reflections and this one i really love!
QueenSquidlet Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Photographer
you've been featured here: [link] :D!
FailureByyDesign Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning reflection :D and the lights on that car, in this photo are just amazing :D they add to the whole idea of a grey day, what with the puddle and the flags distressed by the wind :D
wonderful :heart:
DeathOfATragedy Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love the reflection and the setting. :)
TugceKurt Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
great reflection! :clap:
GLoabalGOthian Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I love the reflection the clock creates in the water!
EleckAddict Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Great mirror effect in the water. Good point of view.
x-metcalfe Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
the reflection is very eye catching
vbagiatis Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent composition!
ConH Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Love the reflection :)
daliscar Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Nice one, should be a DD :-)
toko Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Sleepyvolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   General Artist
Niiice reflection.
IsacGoulart Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
fantastic photo, tobi.. the reflection is perfectly framed it seems.. great work in black and white.
toko Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
thanks for your words, isac! nice to hear that and glad you like the photo :highfive:
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