The South Bank Lion, London

I want to start moving from pure record or stock photography to more artistic images. As many readers might know I also like mixing the old and new within photos. The above picture of the South Bank Lion was not Photoshopped (it was simply cropped and converted to black and white). The Coade Stone statue was designed by W.F. Woodington, and is 13 feet long and 12 feet high, and weighs over 13 tons. From the correct angle you can get the above composition, where the lion appears to be looking up at the London Eye. The Eye is actually a few hundred yards behind the lion along the south bank of the Thames River. The original image is in a portrait aspect ratio with the full bottom half of the lion and a little more of the wheel but I cropped it for the website.

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