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Sorry for the light posting this week. Life has been crazy as I packed up my temporary life in Scotland, spent a whirlwind three days in London, and had a miserable day of travel to Athens. One lesson I have learned so far about blogging is I need to be better about building up my posts ahead of time for periods of chaos.

Week 6 of Photo of the Week was taken in London. It’s a bit out there, but I kind of like it.

There’s something about an urban environment that I find tricky to capture. I find that I become paralyzed and simply keep recreating postcards. Do you think its harder to take an original photo of a city so iconic and so photographed?

Stay tuned!

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12 Comments...
  • Kris Koeller
    July 22 2011

    I think this is a great choice. Original photos of such iconic landmarks are hard to do, but this is a great capture. Nice work!
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    • Meihoukai
      July 22 2011

      Thanks Kris, coming from a photographer, that’s a real compliment 🙂

  • Laura
    July 22 2011

    I love this picture. I am often drawn to reflections, it is like something is looking back at you and I also like the fact that it is a turned around version of what the eye sees. I love to do whole series of reflections and citys are great for this kind of photography. Besides the word reflect is so charged with nuances of meaning. Reflections of the heart and soul can be as distorted and wabbly as their photographic counterparts. Long winded monologue just to say ” I love the Pic ” 🙂

    • Meihoukai
      July 22 2011

      Laura, I always love your insightful and sweet comments. Thank you for the kudos!

  • Danielle
    July 22 2011

    What a great photo! I do think it’s difficult to capture photos of famous cities/landmarks in an original way. I live near New York City and I’m always struggling to capture it in a different light.

    You did an amazing job with this photo. 🙂
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    • Meihoukai
      July 23 2011

      Thanks Danielle! I just moved out of Brooklyn after four years and I had the same struggles trying to capture such a dynamic place on camera!

  • Dad
    July 23 2011

    I like the photo. I hate buildings with reflective glass because it is like a person wearing huge dark sunglasses. It tells you nothing of the person behind the facade. Reflective glass buildings reflect their neighbors and neighborhood, they do not contribute to it. They are like leeches. But your photo uses the reflective glass to capture the city vibe, jarring, bumpy, big, varied. The row of greenery along the top edge reminds me of the old saying, ‘Doctors can bury their mistakes, architects can only advise where to plant vines’

    • Meihoukai
      July 23 2011

      Ha! What a great quote. I had no idea you felt so passionately about glass buildings 🙂

  • Audrey
    July 24 2011

    I like the blurred look of St. Paul’s in this one! It captures such an iconic monument in London in a different way.
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    • Meihoukai
      July 27 2011

      Thanks Audrey! I was really impressed with St. Paul’s, so I’m glad I made it into the weekly photo 🙂

  • Nomadic Samuel
    July 26 2011

    This is a neat shot. As you mentioned, it’s difficult to capture landmarks/cities that are well traveled, but that challenge hopefully spurs more creativity.
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    • Meihoukai
      July 27 2011

      Its true! When I’m frustrated with some sort of photography issue, I always remind myself it was easy it wouldn’t be as fun.