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Jubliee Walkway

I don't know if this walkway plaque is from the Silver Jublilee commemorating the accesion of Queen Elizabeth II (1977) or from her Golden Jubilee (2002).  I'm guessing the latter.

As I walked to St. Paul's Cathedral in London a week ago, I walked over this Jublilee Walkway plaque somewhere along the Strand.  Since it has a cathedral dome in the logo, it has made me wonder if the logo changes depending on where you are in the city.  Does anybody know?  (Ellie?)  Or is it the same everywhere?

[I used Levels to darken the surrounding sidewalk to make the plaque stand out on its own.]



Jubliee Walkway

I don't know if this walkway plaque is from the Silver Jublilee commemorating the accesion of Queen Elizabeth II (1977) or from her Golden Jubilee (2002).  I'm guessing the latter.

As I walked to St. Paul's Cathedral in London a week ago, I walked over this Jublilee Walkway plaque somewhere along the Strand.  Since it has a cathedral dome in the logo, it has made me wonder if the logo changes depending on where you are in the city.  Does anybody know?  (Ellie?)  Or is it the same everywhere?

[I used Levels to darken the surrounding sidewalk to make the plaque stand out on its own.]



comments (11)

Unusual one, I like your clever management of B&W here smile
Ginnie Hart: Weird is probably more like it, Zeb, but I did have fun with it. smile
Great processing!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dani!
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 4 Mar 2007, 07:34
Hiya Gramma Ginn and good morning from a very sunny and warm johannesburg. I am unable to answer your questions, I haven't been in London for over 20 years, but I do know that this is a very nice photograph in the tourist guide mould. Nice bit of processing, looks like you are getting this PS stuff well sorted these days. Have a super Sunday. Kindest regards, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: Some of the PS stuff I can get just fine, Neil. It's all the rest of it that bugs the heck outta me. But little by little....

Hope your Sunday is as super for you as it is for us. Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 4 Mar 2007, 12:33
Very nice job on the processing. It makes quite an interesting tourist shot, as Neil said. You know who'd love this and might know the answer? Dave Coburn!
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Hadn't thought about Dave but you may be right, Ruth. Thanks for your input, as always!
Golden Jubilee I think Ginnie, they built this and then had to close it to modify the bridge because the swaying became dangerous when too many people walked on it!!! Dont know about the logo though? Regards, Chris
  • Ellie
  • New Forest, Hampshire, England
  • 4 Mar 2007, 14:54
I haven't a clue if the logo changes depending on where the plaque is, but I'd doubt it because it could be very confusing especially to people who don't see too well. It shows the Crown and a silhouette of the dome of St Paul's, which is where the National Service of Thanksgiving was held. There's a lot of 'history' for St Paul's Cathedral and also Westminster Abbey, too much to go into on here, and the websites tell it much better wink

The picture, interesting and intriguing. I like the way you've left off the white frame, it makes the plaque seem to float on the page.
Ginnie Hart: How you've explained this, Ellie, makes perfect sense. It's almost like the St. Paul's site represents the whole city. I like that. Thanks for taking the time to comment so fully. We always know we can count on you (but no expectations, of course!). smile
Chris is right about the bridge closure and no the logo does not change as I've seen many of them, it would be confusing if they did change. Ellie is also right about you leaving off the border as that enhances the logo and the conversion. All in all a very well thought out shot and quite a novel idea. In other words I like this you ! Hope you guys had a very good weekend. wink
Ginnie Hart: It's all coming together, Johnny, and makes sense. Thanks for your added insight! And thanks, as always, for your kind words about the pic.

We had a very nice, relaxing weekend, as hopefully you did as well.
Nice, Ginnie. I would have thought you cut out the plaque and placed it on a black background. I am surprised that you could get this much darkness by adjusting the levels.
Ginnie Hart: At this particular part on the sidewalk, Martin, the surrrounding part was already pretty black, so it was quite easy to adjust the Levels. Thanks.
Nice photo. I like the way you darkened the surrounding to make the plaque stand out. Was the plaque black and white by itself, or did you desaturate it?
Ginnie Hart: I did not desaturate the plaque at all, Kedar. In fact, if anything, I think I saturated it to make the cement-ish look stand out. It already was pretty mono-looking! Thanks for asking.
I like the way you have darkened the surroundings. Good choice leaving the white border out (in shutterchance).
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aksel.
  • madretz
  • SF Bay Area
  • 8 Mar 2007, 07:01
I saw this in your album and wondered about it! Thanks for the bit of additional info. smile Great job on the post processing, too!!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mad. Glad you like it. smile

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