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London Stock Exchange
2002 Simon Klyne

London Stock Exchange


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Playing with a large format (5*4) camera I wandered around London one weekend morning and found this scene of the London Stock Exchange tower from near the base of Tower 42 (previously known as the Nat West Tower) on Old Broad Street.

I needed to raise the front of the camera so much that I had the base tilted to about 30 degrees and the front and back tilted accordingly to get them vertical, pulling a lot on the camera bellows. Fortunately the image circle of the lens was sufficient that I still had coverage at 5*4 but it was well and truly vignetting, but thanks to a Lee ND grad I managed to pull a workable scan out.

Wista 45 DX ,Schneider 90mm Super Angulon,Fujichrome Provia 100F
Front raised to keep verticals
Scanned on Epson perfection 1250 flatbed scanner with trannie hood - using a 0.3 ND grad to darken the botton half of the frame to compensate for the vignetting of the lens due to the enormous front lift. full exif

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Guest 21-Jul-2007 02:14
Very nice. Great composition.
Guest 06-Apr-2004 14:31
wonderful lines and colour highlights
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