Stills V3

April 5, 2009

Lamppost number 4

Filed under: Doonster — doonster @ 10:14

Lamppost number 4, Leicester Square, London, March 2009



  1. The balance between rigid structure and organic works well here.

    Comment by matt — April 8, 2009 @ 02:01

  2. Leicester Square seems to have smartened up. The alignment of the lamppost with the horizontal works well.

    Comment by John Ellis — April 8, 2009 @ 06:59

  3. I have a lamppost friend. I remember its number for obvious reasons, it was 007 and I sat looking at it for nearly an hour in a traffic jam on the M27/M3 junction.

    I think the blue and the blossom contribute more to the impact than the lamppost and the 4.

    Comment by Rex — April 9, 2009 @ 19:28

  4. This would work without the ‘4’ but not without the lampost, surely?

    The lighting on the globes balances the blossom excellently.

    Comment by Colin — April 10, 2009 @ 06:19

  5. “Balance” seems to be the key word here — this certainly has it.

    Comment by Christina — April 11, 2009 @ 22:02

  6. I might well have been quite happy with just that amazing blue, the strong lines, and the signs of spring. The lampost and the 4 are wonderful bonuses. Once again I learn why I pass on some things that I see, but pick at too much. I would have made myself crazy to eliminate the top of the window(?)bottom right and prevent having the base of the globes overlap those strong horizontal lines. Seeing this as someone else’s work, I realize that while I would been stopped by those considerations, I would have been foolish. This works.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — April 14, 2009 @ 23:39

  7. Rex: title was more of a diversion than anything.

    Colin: that lighting balance proved not so easy to bring out, even though it’s what I perceived.

    Anita: I rarely think much about shots like this at the time: see, point, shoot. Usually it works out OK. Composition was a matter of seeing the three main elements & putting them in the frame.

    Comment by doonster — April 15, 2009 @ 08:31

  8. I welcome the green leaves of spring, that blue is almost overpowering. This would be a fun picture to print, to see if you can get those blues as vibrant as this is on a monitor.
    Lamp, blue doors and trees fill the frame well.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — April 16, 2009 @ 00:21

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