Tower Hamlets

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Mohain, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Mohain

    Mohain TPF Noob!

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    These were taken in a housing estate in East London (borough of Tower Hamlets). They were designed by Brutalist (I love that word ;)) architect Ernő Goldfinger and are still lived-in today. I didn't get as many shots as I'd liked as the locals to umbridge to me being there photographing. I was getting followed around by a growing number of yoofs, So I got the hell out of there!

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    C & C welcome.

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    Mohain
     
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    all good, but the first one's well good. I like the sky contrast, was this filter induced or post processing i.e. photoshop?

    cheers, Lol
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I in particular like the first one :) .. looks like a bleak look into the future ... quite moody too.

    I certainly should also go there to take pictures, but then maybe not alone ... do you think the locals would be more pleased if there was a whole photographer invasion ;)
     
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    Nice shots. Do you still have the color versions?
     
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    Dikkie No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Great! I love lines like that, frontal things :heart:
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very impressive!
    The first is an HDR?
    Made from how many exposures?

    I really like the harsh, contrasty black and white.
    Wish I had photo ops like this around here ... it feels like just the right area for some black+white rangefinder work!

    But I might be too afraid to take whichever camera I would bring out in those surroundings.... :scratch:

    I also very much like the funny (dizzy-ing) perspective of your second photo here.
    AND the concentration on lines and shapes in the close-up in +3 is also very very attractive.

    Well, these are "genuine Mohains", so I should not be surprised, should I? ;)
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good tones mo.... good use of photomatix too, i like the detail in these :thumbup:
     
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    mad_malteaser TPF Noob!

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    You're brave, taking pictures in Tower Hamlets! I had to go there last week to watch my boyfriend referee a match. Let's just say I spent most of the time in his car with the doors locked!

    These are great shots though, well worth your efforts. Just next time take some protection with you!
     
  9. lostprophet

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    STUNNING
     
  10. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    I like these (especially the first two)...very futuristic looking (if that makes sense). And 'brutalist' is an apt word for this type of architecture!
     
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    Wow those photos are beautiful and amazing,

    when I look at them its like im in another world or somthing lol.

    I love all the shades the dark spots, realy good! :D
     
  12. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Wow! I'm LOVING the tones and texture in these! Great shots!

    I think #2 is my favorite. :)
     

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