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Dark Side of the Moon

This was taken at around mid-day at City Hall, London with a relatively flat sky with my 1D mk IIn after taking a few shots on my iPhone (My Best camera). Wanted a grittier, darker version. As it happens at the time I was listening to Pink Floyds, Dark Side of the moon. Working with Photomatix Pro I tone mapped three jpegs from the one raw file, trying to dig out a more three dimensional tonal range. Working on the processed image I then used Photoshop and tweaked curves etc to arrive at this image. An earlier landscape format view can be seen here. My iPhone view which is more to do with street photography is here.

 

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This is the city that Nick Griffin of the BNP says that it is not his city.

 

Dark Side of the Moon, Time

 

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day

You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.

Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town

Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

 

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.

You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.

And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.

No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

 

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking

Racing around to come up behind you again.

The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,

Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

 

Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.

Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines

Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way

The time is gone, the song is over,

Thought I'd something more to say.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1exROcpBjw

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Taken on September 21, 2009