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    Default Council flats and houses on the streets of London.

    I knew the location in a long time, actually every time on my way to the gym and back I was passing by it. I found the location to hold a particular value for capturing a good composition, so finally last Sunday evening I went out (something I haven't done in a long time) and photograph it.

    Architecture in London old buildings by Nikolay Mirchev, on Flickr

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    I like that. Perfect contrast of old and new with great lighting.

    I wonder whether it's worth losing the last house on the right to eliminate the flare from the out of shot streetlamp? Or maybe darken it down a bit?

    Either way
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    I like that also, looks if the tower block is a bit off the vertical - but no big problem
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    Nice contrast between the ugly modern tower block and the classic victorian terrace

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    Like that very much, Nikolay, great juxtaposition. I agree with Trev that because the tower block is so geometric, it would be better if completely vertical. But I know these things offend me more than most.
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    I rather like that.
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    Excellent....the weather and light conditions add to the image...as does the more up market houses in the foreground.
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    Default Re: Council flats and houses on the streets of London.

    Well done.

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    Default Re: Council flats and houses on the streets of London.

    Thank you very much for the positive feedback on my image.

    I have photographed the scene in vertical format too, however I found the vertical composition more complete ad contextual - forming a very strong (informative about the area) foreground.
    Do to the use of telephoto lens, my angle of view and location access (in relation to the object) was quite limited - hens the flare at the right side of the frame. I have the habit of not to crop my photographs, anyway I sort of find it not so bad element especially with my approach to street photography - caring an influence of traditional painting compositions and content.

    I found the time of the year very appropriate for this shot, as even at late hour the sky still appears quite bright and detailed.

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    Well done.

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