Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The House

The House, originally uploaded by TomRaven.
"Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America nor, for that matter, in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. ... [V]oice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
Hermann Göring

The Palace of Westminster otherwise known as the Houses of Parliament in London - the statue of the guy on horseback is Richard The Lionheart

The Samsung EX1 comes into its own in bright sunlight and at low ISO - this shot was taken handheld at ISO200, in fact three bracketed exposure shots were taken and then I used Photoshop CS5 to combine them into a single HDR image. Very little other post processing has been done to this image with the exception of using the Smart Sharpen function to improve the sharpness and bring out the amazing detail in this iconic piece of architecture.

Postcards From London Series #4

*Samsung EX1 - 3 shot HDR (-1, 0, +1 EV)

More political musings at at Tom's Mog

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