30 St Mary Axe | The Gherkin | Swiss Re Building.
London, England.

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CHALLENGE WINNER in Architectural Details Challenge in The World – 3 Jul 2010

Featured in Architecture – The British Isles – 9 Jul 2010

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Featured in Industrial Landscapes – 8 Jul 2010

Featured in Capital Cities of the World – 3 Jul 2010

Featured in Wide Angle Photography – 24 Jun 2010

Featured in The Male Photographer – 23 Jun 2010

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Top Ten in Wide Angle Photography Featured July Avatar Challenge in Wide Angle Photography – 30 Jul 2010

Chosen as Cover Image in X Marks The Spot Challenge in Unique Buildings Of The World – Jun 2010

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30 St Mary Axe, also known as the Gherkin and the Swiss Re Building, is a skyscraper in London’s main financial district, the City of London, completed in December 2003 and opened at the end of May 2004. With 40 floors, the tower is 180 metres (591 ft) tall, and stands on the former site of the Baltic Exchange building, which was severely damaged on 10 April 1992 by the explosion of a bomb placed by the Provisional IRA.

After the plans to build the Millennium Tower were dropped, the current building was designed by Norman Foster, his then business partner Ken Shuttleworth and Arup engineers, and was erected by Skanska in 2001–2003. (Source: wikipedia)

Nikon D60, 18-55 mm lens, handheld, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 100, 18 mm focal length.

3 vertical exposures stitched together using Autopano.
single file converted to 3 exposures in PS.
tone mapped in Photomatix.
selective colour in PS.


architecture, color splash, england, gherkin, hdr, lines, london, selective color, shapes, st marts axe

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  • Aggpup
    Aggpupabout 4 years ago

    Nice composition, even the bloke is positioned right

  • thanks mate..i think he’s a security guard & looked a bit scary…i was gonna ask if i could go in but.. :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 4 years ago

    Awesome shot and perfectly composed like the sc as well on this well done mate.

  • cheers Steven…your comment means a lot as always..appreciate it :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 4 years ago

  • cheers Gina :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • hologram
    hologramabout 4 years ago

    this is fantastic, looks just amazing !

  • thanks so much H :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

    Please consider adding this image to the group ‘featured images only AVATAR challenge’.

  • thanks so much Polly… will add it to the group challenge :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Nick Bland
    Nick Blandabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work with your Nikon, love the lines

  • cheers Nick :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • gobucki
    gobuckiabout 4 years ago

  • thanks very much Matt ! cheers :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

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