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The Thrill Of The West End (London,England) | by Mr Andy Bird
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The Thrill Of The West End (London,England)

I'm really proud of this one - it's my first published photo and is inlcuded in the September Edition of 'The Envoy' - the newspaper for City University Of New York's Hunter College. It was used for an article called 'What Broadway Can Learn From The West End' which kind of speaks for itself. You can read it for yourself by clicking the link below :-


It's also featured as a backdrop on the following websites :-


It's amazing what can happen when you set up you tripod on a bin in London's Shaftesbury Avenue.


Just after spending a short while at Piccadilly Circus I headed up one of the streets just off of it and after a short walk found myself deep in the heart of the theatre-loaded West End.


I hadn't planned on heading up that way but i'm glad I did - the place was a beehive of activity so I set up and got some pretty cool shots before heading back to meet Paula who I had abandoned down at Piccadilly Circus in a souvenier shop.


This one gave me a great opportunity to practice some good post processing techniques that i'd wanted to put into practice after reading the HDR tutorial on 'Stuck In Customs'. The example in that tutorial is one of my favourite photos of all time so it was nice to give myself the challenge of creating an image of it's standard which you can see here :-


The final results were encouraging and set my standard that little bit higher. The credit for this one goes to :-





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Taken on July 17, 2010