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Centre Point

Posted on Sun 6th Nov, 2005, 6:19pm

ISO: 400, Shutter speed: 1/30, Aperture: f/2.8,
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Flash: None, Cropping: None,
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC, Focal length: 18mm,
Captured: 4th November 2005, 5:48pm,

You can't really miss Centre Point if you're walking around the middle of London. It's the dirty great white thing sticking out of the ground near Tottenham Court Road tube station. It looks like most other highrise office blocks, I guess, but it's a fair bit taller. By London standards, anyway.

Most of the vignetting on this picture is actually from the lens, which I'm not entirely happy about. I added a little bit more just so it creates an effect, rather than just looking like a cheap(ish) lens.

The last few times I've been past Centre Point in the daytime there have been members from the Royal National Institute for the Blind abseiling down the side, however my attempts to take photos of them weren't very successful. I'm not sure if they've finished doing that now or whether it was too late in the evening when I took this pic. It's a shame though because it might've come out better in the evening.

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milou, Sun 6th Nov, 2005, 9:25pm
Centre Point ne'er looked so good :) Good time of day to shoot.

Bug, Mon 7th Nov, 2005, 9:29am
love the sky in that one, makes me want to go outside :D

Sierro, Mon 7th Nov, 2005, 10:59am
Yet another style that I'm particularly fond of. The blue glow of the sky is particularly nice.

Voroshilov, Mon 7th Nov, 2005, 7:19pm
I once worked on the 8th floor of Centre Point. Looking down is even wierder - this bit of the West End is an archtectural mess

Jamey, Mon 7th Nov, 2005, 7:51pm
Ah but that's what we love about London isn't it? Victorian houses next to 1970s estates. Cultural melting pot and all that ;)

Voroshilov, Mon 7th Nov, 2005, 9:14pm
Yes, I've heard that too

noah, Tue 8th Nov, 2005, 1:14pm
big fan of this one jamey, those colours work really well together.

clint howard, Fri 6th Jan, 2006, 4:16pm
where am i

Pellet, Fri 10th Feb, 2006, 3:16pm
To quote Neil gaiman, best place to be is on top of Centre Point, so you don't have to look at it Excellent image, captures the essence of the building - thrusting into the sky, towering over everything else. Nice.

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