30 St Mary Axe ~ The Gherkin

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erlebnis-foto.de on May 10, 2009

Hey Nick, that's a great shot.

Greetings from Germany Stefan

Francisco “Francisco… on May 10, 2009

Very beautiful composition. Greetings..Francisco.

Nick Weall on May 10, 2009

erlebnis-foto.de ~~ Hi Stef ~ yes thanks ~ it is amazing what enormous lumps of architecture I can squeeze into a shot ~ this building is mega sized ~ all the best to you from nick

Franciscogc ~~ Thanks for your lovely compliments dear friend ~~ Ciao nick

jeangenie on May 10, 2009

Wow amazing. A whole new view on a familiar landmark.

not1word on May 10, 2009

That's a pretty fancy shot, Nick.

Nick Weall on May 10, 2009

jeangenie ~~ Thanks again ~ I do try to find original views to familiar landmarks especially in London :))

not1word ~~ Thanks a lot, now if only there was an old shot up chair somewhere!!

Thanks to you both for visiting ~ all the best nick

not1word on May 10, 2009

Not everyone can inhabit the rarefied strata that calls for such a chair, Nick. Many aspire, but few are able to withstand the open-mouthed stares which accompany it. ; )

Amelia Royan on May 10, 2009

Nice one Nick, I love the reflections in the gherkin. Now what's all this about chairs??

Greetings, Amelia

>| Micha |< on May 11, 2009

Fantastic building and delightful view. Great colours. Good job Nick.

Best wishes Micha

A.Lebacq on May 11, 2009

A very nice angle here Nick, very well captured this art of architecture ,nice composition too, well done.

Greetings Arthur

Henny Penny on May 11, 2009

Wow, what a stunning photo Nick. Well done.

Cheers Jen

Mario Escherle, der … on May 11, 2009

WOOWWW Beautiful picture of a very interesting building...

Greetings from Germany, Mario

Nick Weall on May 11, 2009

Amelia Royan ~~ Dearest macro sorry to take soo long to reply ~ you will have to visit my friend not1word's gallery and find his old shot up chair ~ it attracts all sorts of dubious characters you know! ~ I wonder if you have found the relective shot that I had you in mind of when I took it?

>| Micha |< Thanks again Micha this of course is one of the most dominant towers in the City, but hard to get a close up of :)

A.Lebacq ~~ I live the design of this building Arthur and visited both days this weekend to attempt to capture it in good light ~ thanks for your kind compliments :)

Henny Penny, ~ Thank you Jen I'm very happy to receive your praise :)

Mario Escherle, ~~ What a big WOW Mario ~ I'm so glad that you find it interesting too :)

Thanks to you all of visiting and for taking the time and trouble to comment ~ it inspires me to greater things (I hope :) ~~ ciao nick

sh-mitte on May 11, 2009

Great view of this building. From this point of view it is difficult to guess how high the gherkin is ;) It also could be a piece of artwork having been shot by lying on the ground. And I like the reflection of the sky and the clouds in the facade.

Greetings from Germany, Gabi

© Franco Truscello on May 11, 2009

Hello Nick, great series from London. Thanks for sharing.

Ciao, Franco

Nick Weall on May 11, 2009

sh-mitte ~~ I think your suggestion of a lying on the ground shot is very good, but the trouble is at my age if I lie down there is a danger I don't get back up! :))) Maybe I'll try it next time I'm down that way. ~~ I'd also agree that this shot gives you not much of an idea of its magnitude or height, but as it features in plenty of my adjacent shots ~ I'm not too bothered about that. Thanks for your thoughtful analysis Gabi

©Franco Truscello, ~~ After the enjoyement of composing and taking the shots Franco ~ to then share the shots with others is my greatest pleasure ~ and then to receive back complimentary comments is the icing on the cake! so a big thank you to you too :)))

Friendly greetings to you both from nick

ka9894 on May 11, 2009

Wow!! Crazy nice shocking shot!! Best of !

:):) Kat

TV Al-Islah on May 11, 2009

Excellent photo. Nice composition. Added to my favourites ! a YS.

V O T E D ! for Best Of Panoramio

Greetings from Malaysia ... AZRA™

Nick Weall on May 11, 2009

ka9894 ~~ Wow ~ A best of Pano that is really great :) Thanks a lot dear Kat ~ I'm a happy bunny now ~ Ciao nick

Nick Weall on May 11, 2009

AZRA™ ~ Hello there again and very many thanks for the Golden Star Award and the Best of Pano that is extremely generous of you. Friendly greetings to you too from nick

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  • Uploaded on May 10, 2009
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2009/05/10 10:12:26
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 14.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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