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December 18, 2010

The Bronze Ballerina, PhoneBox Side Street & Lights With Wings

Filed under: HDRs, The Strand — Tags: , — BlacksmithPro @ 05:34

This is the last from this series. I don’t know what I’m putting up next as of right this minute but hopefully I’ve got enough stuff left over to actually finish off this month and year with posts and then start off the new year by going out to take all new photos to post as I’ve been very remiss and barely shot anything for the majority of 2010. I may actually start putting up some of the stuff from my trip to Canada tomorrow, there isn’t much but there’s some nice ones.

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December 17, 2010

The Royal Opera House

Filed under: HDRs, The Strand — Tags: , — BlacksmithPro @ 09:49

This is the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. The first image if a 3 picture panorama of the new wing while the second is a single shot of the main building. It’s a building that to me, represents an injustice in that its renovation and expansion was funded by poor people, who make up the majority, to benefit a form of entertainment enjoyed by a minority, the majority of which have money. I do like some opera so I’m not a hater but the national lottery funded this place’s renovation/expansion to the tune of 50,000,000 pounds with money from poor people gambling while said organisation’s mandate is supposed to be to fund things for the majority of this country. You would think since the poor paid for it, we’d get a free ticket! I’m proud to say I’ve never spent a penny of my money on the lottery but I know a great many people who have so this building is a symbol of that injustice to me. They are nice pictures though.

December 16, 2010

Mermaid Tank, Escape Route & Barred Windows

Filed under: HDRs, The Strand — Tags: , — BlacksmithPro @ 05:14

Walking back from The Strand to go home we walked up the outskirts of Covent Garden (I really do live amongst so many Monopoly locations!). This first shot, with the reflections of the sky in the windows appearing so blue and the beautiful artwork of the Mermaid just made the whole building look like a giant fish tank. The last shot is actually from the last posting panorama location as is the view from leaning over the wall just in front of the large building, another sheer cavernous drop.

December 15, 2010

The Embassy Panorama

Filed under: HDRs, The Strand — Tags: , — BlacksmithPro @ 06:23

I actually have no clue what this building is. Just makes me think Embassy. It’s located at the start of the north-east end of Waterloo Bridge. This is a 3 image Panorama taken in landscape mode to avoid waste when photo-merging as you always have to chop stuff off the sides, especially when you shoot as I do without a tripod.

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