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In my favourite style of only shooting pieces of things (which I have shamelessly stolen from Tara ;p), these doorways are at Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament. I'd actually have gotten a bigger and better shot had there not been a wrought iron fence all around it, forcing me to shoot between the bars, so photography loses in the battle between security and art...
November 27, 2011
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Nov 27, 2011 10:27:47 am
They certainly don't make them like they used to.
An impressive capture nevertheless. I think we've all had that difficulty from time to time.

by KatesFriend Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 10:37:35 am
wonderful details !!

by Feliciti Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 10:54:17 am
Very cool capture, Denise

by Faemike55 Online Now!   Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 11:01:33 am

by durleybeachbum Online Now!   Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 12:07:57 pm
superb, i love all the lines

by alanwilliams Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 12:35:33 pm
wonderful architecture's capture with a splendid lighting !!!

by claude19 Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 12:54:54 pm
belles sculptures

by bebert Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 2:05:47 pm
Absolutely gorgeous Denise! I'm sure Tara wouldn't mind a bit!
This is really great and the architecture stellar.

by Meisiekind Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 2:26:52 pm
A superb architecture capture.

by jayfar Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 2:57:21 pm
Beautiful capture! There is absolutely nothing like 'old world' architecture – especially the stone work – and this building is only 140 years old.

by danapommet Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 3:00:44 pm
A place I love to photograph - at least I am not alone!

by cfulton Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 3:52:40 pm
Stunning capture Denise.
God Bless.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 4:12:07 pm
Like your partial makes me want to see more and sparks my imagination. Fences can be a pain!

by bmac62 Homepage »

Nov 27, 2011 5:43:12 pm
Oh, Gothic and rococo all the way in this sterling highly textured foto, Denise, sans the iron fence, of course! All this with a surfeit of repetition, to boot.

by goodoleboy Homepage »

Nov 28, 2011 12:19:28 am
Oh well ... I love it, of course! :D Wonderful angle, gorgeous limited color palette, beautiful light. Actually, I think I'd crop it down a bit ... LOL!

by auntietk Homepage »

Nov 28, 2011 1:47:32 am
wonderful architecture design, nice capture

by ia-du-lin Homepage »

Nov 28, 2011 7:52:44 am
Very cool capture, Denise !

by mariogiannecchini Homepage »

Nov 28, 2011 9:29:22 am
Very good detailed photograph!

by thecytron Homepage »

Mar 29, 2012 11:56:35 pm
I"m still back in November, and I'm skipping images right & left...this isn't easy. But I wanted to comment on this because you've made the very staunch "upward reaching" language of gothic architecture both oddly warm and almost 'plastic'. (Plastic, as in 'touchable', 'mold-able'---which was what plastic originally meant.) Your highlights on the typically gray arches & tracery, their contrast with all that gothic shadow, and your choice to 'top' the image off with a row of lighter-colored foils atop the arches all make this feel like it was 'poured' into the space as much as built. It's almost liquid, in other words. Now I know that the gothic designers wanted some liquidity, but this feels almost mold-able: A wonderful use of light & plasticity on a stone facade. And the grill at the top fits right into the verticality of the shot, I don't find it an intrusion at all.

I do understand what you're saying about tara's way with 'excerpts' (of which I'm a great fan too!). But of course you both do it in your own unique ways, and this is somehow an arch-denise image. (No pun intended, with 'arch'.) The florals & grotesques, atop the arches, seem almost poured on in fresh plaster. Your light is really transformative here.

by anahata.c Homepage »


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