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St. Paul's Cathedral

I spent the last 5 and a half weeks living in London. Took lots of photos!

This is from the statue at the front entrance of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. For my other shots of St. Paul's go here.

St. Paul's Cathedral

I spent the last 5 and a half weeks living in London. Took lots of photos!

This is from the statue at the front entrance of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. For my other shots of St. Paul's go here.

comments (45)

  • thami
  • Morocco
  • 7 Jul 2010, 00:03
Une statue et un traitement qui ne me laissent pas de marbre!
Bonne semaine lumineuse!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2010, 01:41
Looke at the detailing on the statue. Fantastic. Which St. Paul's is this?
Charles Dastodd: London smile
  • Ajay
  • India
  • 7 Jul 2010, 02:09
I see... you travel a lot, my friend. smile
The way you captured the light on this statue creates a powerful effect and composition. Excellent image.
  • Wild Mustang Photography
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2010, 03:28
This is a 10**********! Perfect everything! This should be in a magazine!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 7 Jul 2010, 05:07
A child's face with implements of war. A striking image.
I love this view of this cathedral. Does this statue was carved from marble? A+ VAL smile
  • jpla
  • St Barthélémy d\\\'Anjou
  • 7 Jul 2010, 06:52
Très joli ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
  • Frances
  • New Zealand
  • 7 Jul 2010, 07:06
Your St Pauls shots are fabulous. Love the attention to the detail.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Jul 2010, 07:06
This must be old Vicky. It is always difficult to get her best side in a picture smile
Good to see a detail photograph of London rather than the traditional sights.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 7 Jul 2010, 07:43
Just love the way the gold comes through
lot of work to build this statue !
nice, with Subtle processing too
Cheers
Rob
  • Gérard
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2010, 08:58
reste l'or et le marbre dans un cadrage finement pensé !
Great control of the light.
I like the subtle treatment!
  • Marie
  • France
  • 7 Jul 2010, 09:32
Great shot ! A superb luminous expression and love the sweet blur effect here ! A superb composition !
Beautifully done. I like the soft feel this has. Great composition as well
  • Sarito
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jul 2010, 09:45
I like the softness of the image..and the closeup. nicely done.
Nice framing Charles, and I like the POV alot!! The only thing I really hate, but that is only personal and has nothing to do with the quality of your work, is selective colouring.
Charles Dastodd: Thanks, Marion. But actually I did not do selective coloring here. This is actually the way the colors are in this shot. The gold really stands out against the grey marble smile
wow...great capture...love the pp makes it look angelic
I wonder which of our past Queens this is supposed to be Charles.
Charles Dastodd: I think Victoria.
Good choice of angle!
Its good to see the detail on the building, great tones smile
Wow, my bad!!!!!
Amazing!!
Charles Dastodd: no problem, glad you like it, Marion smile
What a lovely statue of her in her younger days and not the rather sour looking overweight widow. Hope you enjoyed your stay.
  • Hugo
  • Hong Kong
  • 7 Jul 2010, 15:36
You've brought her to life through your wonderful lens! Amazingly beautiful lighting and treatment!
A fabulous angle for this shot and the Gold stands out so beautifully against the grey. It's a wonderful statue and you have captured it so well.This is actually Queen Anne, who was on the thrown when the Cathedral was completed, Charles.

Queen Victoria took a dislike to the cathedral and said that it was too dark and sinister for her tastes. Fascinating but true.
Charles Dastodd: Thanks! I didn't do my homework on the statue like I normally would. It seems like every other statue or memorial I encountered was of Victoria so it was a safe guess smile
loved the softness and the tones really makes it stand out!
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2010, 16:09
What a striking and eye catching shot, wonderful detail and love how you have processed this
  • faisal
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2010, 16:43
Excellent soft tones. Suits the subject.
Statue of Queen Anne, who was the ruling monarch at the time of the Cathedral's completion in 1710. Nicely composed shot.
Pretty realization, beautiful treatment Yours sincerely, Charles.
Subtle stuff, Charles - nice composition.
A fine one with the details in gold.
(Thnx for visiting my blog)
Nice POV Charles..I wonder if its gold leaf.
Although it's only a statue it radiates power and authority, super shot and the softness of the light is perfect.
i don't know if it is the quality of the stone or your processing, but this is so beautiful, almost other-worldly!!! i love it!! truly
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2010, 21:52
Super traitement
Nice bit of gold work.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2010, 22:42
I very like how you captured the quality of marble- I believe to feel its coldness and its smoothness - the details show the art of this noble statue whose serious facial expression may reflect the feeling of political responsibility in such a young age!
  • Steve
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2010, 00:49
A very regal shot!
  • Harry
  • USA
  • 8 Jul 2010, 14:37
Nice use of negative space on the left. Not sure if you had to desaturate at all, but I like the gold against the cold gray stone.
The postprocessing is really clever, it's an art piece ! Thumbs up !
  • Candace
  • United States
  • 9 Jul 2010, 04:44
Awesome post processing.

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