Panorama over Hornsey Rooftops towards The City
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I captured this view: Panorama over Hornsey rooftops towards The City in the distance – on a very cold afternoon in January 2024. It is a panoramic view looking south over the rooftops of Hornsey and Crouch End, in the north London borough of Haringey. Visible in the centre foreground is Priory Park, and just above the line going to the right of the elegant Edwardian brick and stucco gabled houses of Middle Lane, continuing onto The Broadway and the Crouch End Clock Tower, which you can see in the full resolution detail 2 below.
This is a companion piece to the panoramic view looking slightly more eastwards towards Canary Wharf. As separate images they overlap them a little, for compositional reasons, but they can be ordered as two separate but seamlessly continuous views of the same 3:1 panoramic proportions, as the original uncropped images extend on both side. They’d make as a pair an exceptional broad view over Hornsey.
I had photographed this view before – you can see it here, captured 8 years before – but I loved this new updated version even more as the winter light on this very cold day was spectacular. These bright winter days offer exceptional clarity, as the freezing temperature removes much of the atmospheric humidity and haze. I captured a series of views as the daylight ebbed away, however it took me an hour to warm up afterwards!
Using a powerful telephoto lens, in this instance a 300mm lens, can help create the geometrical interplay of the jumbled assortment of rooftops, as seen here. The minute details in the rhythmical flows of terraced houses and the rooftops, is enhanced by the telescopic compression of this expansive panoramic view, creating a pleasant graphical foreground, leading to the distant skyscrapers of The City, along with the Shard and the Barbican Towers at right. Just further to the right of this at the edge of the frame can be seen the dome of St Paul’s cathedral, half hidden behind a tree and a crane. To give an idea of the scale and distances in this view, the buildings at the top of the ridge are 2.25km away, The City skyscrapers are around 10km away, and the distant hills beyond towards Beckenham are over 30km away.
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