22 Jul '11
Photo Of The Week 6
Posted in England– Photos of the Week12 comments
Sorry for the light posting this week. Life has been crazy as I packed up my temporary life in Scotland, spent a whirlwind three days in London, and had a miserable day of travel to Athens. One lesson I have learned so far about blogging is I need to be better about building up my posts ahead of time for periods of chaos.
Week 6 of Photo of the Week was taken in London. It’s a bit out there, but I kind of like it.
There’s something about an urban environment that I find tricky to capture. I find that I become paralyzed and simply keep recreating postcards. Do you think its harder to take an original photo of a city so iconic and so photographed?
I think this is a great choice. Original photos of such iconic landmarks are hard to do, but this is a great capture. Nice work!
Thanks Kris, coming from a photographer, that’s a real compliment 🙂
I love this picture. I am often drawn to reflections, it is like something is looking back at you and I also like the fact that it is a turned around version of what the eye sees. I love to do whole series of reflections and citys are great for this kind of photography. Besides the word reflect is so charged with nuances of meaning. Reflections of the heart and soul can be as distorted and wabbly as their photographic counterparts. Long winded monologue just to say ” I love the Pic ” 🙂
Laura, I always love your insightful and sweet comments. Thank you for the kudos!
What a great photo! I do think it’s difficult to capture photos of famous cities/landmarks in an original way. I live near New York City and I’m always struggling to capture it in a different light.
You did an amazing job with this photo. 🙂
Thanks Danielle! I just moved out of Brooklyn after four years and I had the same struggles trying to capture such a dynamic place on camera!
I like the photo. I hate buildings with reflective glass because it is like a person wearing huge dark sunglasses. It tells you nothing of the person behind the facade. Reflective glass buildings reflect their neighbors and neighborhood, they do not contribute to it. They are like leeches. But your photo uses the reflective glass to capture the city vibe, jarring, bumpy, big, varied. The row of greenery along the top edge reminds me of the old saying, ‘Doctors can bury their mistakes, architects can only advise where to plant vines’
Ha! What a great quote. I had no idea you felt so passionately about glass buildings 🙂
I like the blurred look of St. Paul’s in this one! It captures such an iconic monument in London in a different way.
Thanks Audrey! I was really impressed with St. Paul’s, so I’m glad I made it into the weekly photo 🙂
This is a neat shot. As you mentioned, it’s difficult to capture landmarks/cities that are well traveled, but that challenge hopefully spurs more creativity.
Its true! When I’m frustrated with some sort of photography issue, I always remind myself it was easy it wouldn’t be as fun.