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Popped down to The Bridge at Crossways, Dartford this morning. I was hoping for mist but instead was rewarded with no wind and perfect reflections, pretty rare on a major river.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:QEII Bridge at Sunrise
Username:derekhansen derekhansen
Uploaded:9 Sep 2012 - 6:02 PM
Tags:Architecture, General, Landscape / travel, QE2 Bridge.
Votes:81

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h4rsx
h4rsx  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 6:06 PM

That is a stunner Derek. I've never seen it this calm before, infact never seen a decent shot of this bridge full stop. Top job!

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 537 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 6:19 PM

wow stunning shot,love the deep blue tonesSmile

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 6:22 PM

outstanding Derek, worked so well. Congrats on your GEC and UA.
regards
Yung

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mugshotmyk
9 Sep 2012 - 6:23 PM

Lovely balance of colour and tone.

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 6:32 PM

beautiful comp, a stunning reflection too.
ant.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6187 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 6:41 PM


Quote: That is a stunner Derek. I've never seen it this calm before, infact never seen a decent shot of this bridge full stop. Top job!

I have never seen it this calm either Harsharn.

Thanks for the comments guys and many grateful thanks to Clive for his GEA and Harsharn and Yung for their UA's.

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jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 6:43 PM

Stunning. The light must have been to die for.
Jenni

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6187 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:01 PM


Quote: Stunning. The light must have been to die for.
Jenni

I have only photographed the bridge previously at sunset but knew that when low light hits the structure it takes on a pretty impressive red glow. I had a tense time waiting for the sun and praying that the wind didnt pick up though.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:03 PM

A slack tide and no wind - perfect conditions and a great angle on this bridge, Derek. If only I could get up that early GrinGrin

Dave

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DarylH
DarylH  442 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 7:07 PM

Stunning.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6187 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:12 PM


Quote: A slack tide and no wind - perfect conditions and a great angle on this bridge, Derek. If only I could get up that early GrinGrin

Dave

6.55 am on the Metadata Dave. Almost civilized!

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eosfotoP
eosfotoP  2 Belgium
9 Sep 2012 - 7:12 PM

lovely reflections

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:19 PM

Wow! I don't think I've ever seen the Thames so calm either. You have caught it at exactly the right time Derek. Love the detail!
Ann

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4257 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:22 PM

Absoltely stunning shot Derek. I take it there was a polarising filter involved. Brilliant.
Jason

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12353 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:23 PM

Not often a clear blue sky is welcome, but here it is perfect to highlight the shape of the bridge. Beautiful work Derek Smile

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6187 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:38 PM


Quote: Absoltely stunning shot Derek. I take it there was a polarising filter involved. Brilliant.
Jason

No polariser.
3 stop ND Grad (soft) and a 10 stop ND Filter.

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thedon1941
9 Sep 2012 - 8:00 PM

Can't add anything. All been said. Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 51108 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 8:21 PM

Superb just brilliant.

ian

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 8:34 PM

Perfect Derek, majestic image.
Ron.

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Paul_Forgham
9 Sep 2012 - 8:44 PM

Rare indeed, you got a perfect mirror like reflection though, it looks fabulous. I've spent the past week in Valencia cursing ripples Wink

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mlseawell
mlseawell e2 Member 4mlseawell vcard United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 8:47 PM

On point Derek! I really like the composition and tone.

Mark

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 9:37 PM

Beautiful light and tones Derek, absolute stunner! This gets my virtual UA as I already have given the real one out today..sorry Smile

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6187 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 9:50 PM


Quote: Beautiful light and tones Derek, absolute stunner! This gets my virtual UA as I already have given the real one out today..sorry Smile

No problem. Good as the real thing wolfy.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 542 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 11:09 PM

That's a superb image, Derek. I shake my head in wonder. Brilliant work and up there with your very best. I'm green with envy, m8. (No UA available at the mo so accept a virtual one and if we ever meet it'll be my round.)
Alun

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Baden
Baden  2156 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 - 11:22 PM

Excellent work as always Derek!

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LesF
LesF  8177 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 11:40 PM

The super blues Derek, first class comp too.


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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 542 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 12:11 AM

Had to wait up to give this my UA, Derek - cheaper than a pint Wink
Alun

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Deep_Bhatia
10 Sep 2012 - 3:55 AM

Fantastic. Deep

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 - 11:29 AM

Time to give this the real thing now Tongue

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6187 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 11:39 AM


Quote: Time to give this the real thing now Tongue

Ok I lied. The real thing is better Smile
Many thanks wolfy.

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 11:50 AM

Great composition Derek.

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 4:57 PM

Truly superb work. Grin

Gerry

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 3AnnJ vcard Scotland
10 Sep 2012 - 6:34 PM

A beautiful image with wonderful varying shades of blue. Ann.

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DCox
DCox  2 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2012 - 7:23 PM

great colours and composition. I've been over the bridge many times at all hours of the day and have never seen the Thames looking so good, it's usually a horrible muddy brown colour.
top marks for a top shot.

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colin63
colin63  6 England
10 Sep 2012 - 8:54 PM

Superb image Derek

Colin

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 9:53 PM

What to add to such well deserved comments? It's crystal clear Derek, superb reflections and a superb composition too - congrat's Smile

Sarah *

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2012 - 10:31 PM

wow Derek ,that is amazing to see, not a ripple!!! great detail ,but ohh that reflection Wink
congrats on all the awards and votes Wink

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BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 9:20 PM

Impressive, Derek.

With the strong geomentry of the bridge and its reflection and the featureless, intense blue sky and water, I reckon that a mono conversion would be even better - if such a thing is possible!

Top work. Smile

Bill

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J_Tom
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17 Oct 2012 - 4:43 PM

Excellent work great portrait of the bridge Wink

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