Stills V3

October 25, 2009

London 8

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 07:57

From the South Bank to Waterloo.

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11 Comments »

  1. Lots of texture here.

    Comment by matt — October 25, 2009 @ 14:17

  2. I don’t think that the textures would have struck me. I see humour and story in the discontinuity.

    Comment by Colin — October 26, 2009 @ 07:45

  3. Matt – I was a bit bemused by the textures comment as I see that as a by-product.

    Comment by John Ellis — October 26, 2009 @ 11:06

  4. I’m left thinking that I know there is a mirror but how much of its bottom edge do I need to see. The triangle gap beneath it does encourage the eye to look around it though and add some depth. The crowd in the mirror is captured perfectly with the chap on the phone not so involved in his conversation to be casting a look towards the viewer. They all do seem to be on some kind of mission.

    Comment by akikana — October 27, 2009 @ 02:07

  5. I didn’t even see the discontinuity until Colin mentioned it. Can’t see the joke for the textures ;-)

    I think what pulled me into the textures was that glimpse of the brighter building behind the tree. That pulled me into the depths of the frame. Once there, I didn’t pay much attention to the figures.

    I get it now though, and like the photo all the better for it.

    Comment by matt — October 27, 2009 @ 11:37

  6. Matt – I like the fact that in London one can take a shot of a particular item/object and then find a long list of tiny things one would never have noticed in the heat of the moment.

    Comment by John Ellis — October 28, 2009 @ 08:07

  7. Why do photographers like reflection pictures so much?

    I’ve got lots and I like this. As John says you can look around and spot the incidentally captured detail, did you notice they are marching in step?

    Comment by Rex — October 31, 2009 @ 07:55

  8. The first thing I noticed was the marching in step. The texture seems to make the reflection more like a painted mural, blurring the line between reality and not.

    Comment by doonster — October 31, 2009 @ 14:25

  9. It was the marching in step thing that made me smile. I also like that the quality of the reflection is high enough to give me a jolt when I see the edge of the building and tree.

    Comment by Lillput — November 1, 2009 @ 22:42

  10. Thanks for comments.

    Rex – the attraction of reflections? For me it is usually to do with adding a bit of complexity or teasing to a picture.

    Comment by John Ellis — November 2, 2009 @ 10:49

  11. The one sprinter among the energetic marchers makes the “crowd scene” for me. He seems to be not a part of the “army”.

    For about half a second I felt that the portion on the right was a distraction, but once I followed the impulse to wander over there, I was delighted by the continuing theme of the blues and golds, as well as the contrasting textures. So much to linger over here.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — November 14, 2009 @ 16:04


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