Hancock Tower

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Comments (10)

Luthfi Amara on January 2, 2007

is it a bulding from the corner or a pole of the bridge?

Matthew Walters on January 2, 2007

It's the corner of a building. The Hancock Tower is a 60-storey office block.

I like the abstract appearance, which I heightened a bit by increasing the brightness and contrast to give a very simple black and white image.

See Wikipedia for more detail and some history.

Snemann on January 17, 2007

So simple, so good. You have a nice set of monchrome pictures! I am going to upload some of my own under the same tag.

Matthew Walters on January 17, 2007

Thanks Bo. I sometimes think that colour can distract from a simple image. For example, this had a slightly washed out sky and looked a bit dull. I think the mono work-over has added something to it, rather than just take away the colour.

© Franco Truscello on March 16, 2007

Fantastic. I love mono, your set is very nice. Agree about high key. Beautiful work in post production.

Matthew Walters on March 16, 2007

Thanks, I'm glad you like it!

Pennington Geis on April 5, 2009

Stunning image -- makes me gasp. Well conceived, well executed.

roberto. r. on April 28, 2009

Super! Gr. from Italy roberto.r.

sulekha ray on August 28, 2009


Gelo Valle on December 15, 2009

yes, very spectacular! Greetings from Genoa, Berlusconia (Italy)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 1, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Matthew Walters
    • Taken on 2006/12/27 21:08:56
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash