1. The Little House At The Begining Of Time
Jan. 1, 2010 by
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The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London. The line in the foreground represents 0° Longitude. It it the place where our notions of East and West begin and where Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) comes from. the answers to Wednesday's Macro Quiz [photoblog.com]are now available.
Version 2: Although I only aim to post one picture per day, I was so pleased to receive some constructive criticism from Juan jrregaldie [photoblog.com] that I really wanted to try his ideas out – having done so it seemed daft not to post the results. So here is an amended version with some comments. JR: “there are too may burnt pixels on top creating the illusion that the arrow is closer to the border, a frame would help” Yes you are right. I guess ideally I should have taken my tripod and done some bracketing. I have put a frame in as you suggested, and am pleased with the results. JR: ”I would clone out those branches” I’ve had a very quick and dirty go at this and agree that it does look better – I’m sure it would be more so if I’d taken more care over it. JR: ”The left side of the building is perhaps too close to the border” You are of course right, unfortunately however there is an ugly building behind this that I didn’t want to include (as it is I still included a bin). I did think about cropping it closer on the right hand side to even things up, but I liked the idea of including the little public telescope next to a building that once housed the World’s biggest optics. Similarly I feel that there is too much space in the foreground but I wanted to include the line of longitude. Thanks very much Juan, your comments are really appreciated :-). If anyone else would like to critique any of the pictures that I post I would very much welcome their feedback.