"A Historical View" by Bradley Shawn  Rabon

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This is another lovely view of the junction King William street and Cornhill road, at the statue of Wellington, when friend and fellow RedBubbler George Parapadakis and myself visited London for the first Face2Face UK meet. This is a bit wider view taking in the the Royal Exchange building (behind the iconic London black cab), the Bank of England museum, and the former London Stock Exchange building (the tall one in the background). The shadows were very heavy in the area so a clean shot was virtually impossible, which is why I chose to shoot for a HDR image. Both the Bank of England museum and the Royal Exchange are Grade 1 listed buildings.

This is a (hand held) HDR image combining 3 bracketed shots using Photomatix Pro for Macs. Adjustments in lighting and contrast were made using the enhanced details tool.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
f/5
1/30, 1/160, 1/800
Exposure Bias: 2.33, 0, -2.33
ISO 640

Primarily a landscape photographer, my enjoyment of taking photos has developed from a young age. Originally from Texas, I now live in England and am surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. I enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and camping. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three terrific children. I am a strong Christian and I believe that my love of photography and any talent I posses in capturing images comes from God.

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Comments

  • micheleirene
    micheleirenealmost 5 years ago

    Awesome image and processing (as always!) Shawn! Nice work :)

  • Thank you so wonderfully much my brilliant friend. Such a lovely compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent shot Shawn – and great clarity and vibrance!

  • Such a great compliment my friend. I appreciate it greatly. There is just so much to photograph in London.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • fourthangel
    fourthangelalmost 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature

  • Oh Wow! Thank you greatly for the wonderful honour. I appreciate it so very much.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinalmost 5 years ago

    Love the inclusion of the London cab!!
    There are so many lines in the pic – great work!

  • Thank you so very much my friend. I was really very lucky with the cab to be honest. He stopped at a red light and now other cars around (very unusual) so I took it quickly, I didn’t have time for the tripod. I appreciate the compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...almost 5 years ago

    Love the pigeons!!! Oblivious to the traffic around them. This is soooo London! LOL Well done my friend.

  • Thank you greatly my friend. I know that it is a very “busy” photo, but it felt like all the bits were in the right place… busy in their own space if you know what I mean. Anyway, I am pleased you like it. I had a fabulous time and I can’t wait till the next time we can go out again.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • djphoto
    djphotoalmost 5 years ago

    Very nice indeed:) I just love this awesome piece of work – Great comp and POV, Well done !

  • What a brilliant compliment. Thank you very much indeed. It means a lot to me.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

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