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St. Peters Square, Manchester

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 28 June 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Walking in the geometric shadows cast by the classical stone columns of the Manchester City Central Library building.

NIKON D700 1/750 second F/8.0 ISO 200 29 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sara from paris, France

Magnifique quelle composition audacieuse et parfaitement maitrisée en plus on dirait l'élégance de Mr Obama

28 Jun 2010 6:29am

@sara: Thanks Sara!

Céline from Paris, France

Great compo, nice game between light and shadows

28 Jun 2010 7:42am

@Céline: Thanks Céline!

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Very beautiful realization between shadow and light, I like very much !

28 Jun 2010 8:45am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie....that was certainly the main intent of the photo - to bring out the best in those wonderful shadows.

tim from high desert, United States

like a de chirico, or maybe that's not right - one of those surrealist painters, certainly he's walking towards a train? This is transcending excellent mechanics, but an odd little story. Will the comments allow a thousand words? Well done.

28 Jun 2010 8:55am

@tim: Thanks! (He had just got off the tram which stops next to this building)

I wasn't aiming for anything surreal with this photo but I always try and keep the composition of my photos as simple if I can and perhaps that occasionally brings it's own hint of the surreal to a photo when things work out well.

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

fabulous composition - love all the lines and patterns

28 Jun 2010 10:19am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Thanks Sharon!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb graphic composition ! great play of light & shadow !

28 Jun 2010 11:36am

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna!

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Fantastic and clever composition, I like the lines created by the shadows.

28 Jun 2010 12:36pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: 'Street' photography is much, much harder than landscape so I was really pleased with this one!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Nothing to make better here, a perfect capture!

28 Jun 2010 4:32pm

@MadScientist: Thanks!

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Yep, this is a five star one and I've seen a lot of others here.
I'm discovering your blog and you're pictures are amazing !!! This one is no exception.
Great work.


28 Jun 2010 4:39pm

@DowsherVision: Thanks for that!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

fantastic geometry here with the shadow, and that walking silhouette puts the cherry on the pie

28 Jun 2010 6:09pm

@yz: Thanks yz!

k@ from Paris, France

A classic - between HCB & a fashion ad. So elegant & well composed with the complicity of a light you tamed superbly.

28 Jun 2010 8:15pm

@k@: Thanks!....I'm still trying to get the best out of the increased dynamic range of this new camera. Sometimes, like on this photo things work out well but other times recently I've had problems. I'm really pleased with this one though!

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent geometrical composition and superb use of the light and shadows in this scene... for some reason the person walking by almost spoils this scene but i think that you did well to keep him entirely in the shadow...

29 Jun 2010 2:08am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Brilliant... ;-)

29 Jun 2010 3:56am

Adrian from Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

Excellent observation and execution on your part. As ever, you set the bar high :)

5 Jul 2010 11:04am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shadows and light

11 Jul 2010 10:25am

1/750 second
ISO 200
29 mm (35mm equiv.)