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Bridge Blues

By Jasper87  
Another from the same evening but a little bit closer, taken from St Katherine's Pier. I like the darker tower positioned against the lighter sky, and vice versa but, to be honest, it was a bit fortuitous as the colours were changing so quickly. With a 2.5sec shutter speed I couldn't guarantee what the final colours were going to look like. I was tempted to tone this down a bit but it really was this vibrant.

Iso200, f9, 2.5secs, 24mm, tripod and remote release.

A very big thank you for the UAs on my last image (PMs sent) and to all who viewed and/or commented.


Tags: London Travel Night Architecture Low light Tower bridge River thames

Voters: fentiger, aniamoore, marktc and 113 more

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fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
29 Jul 2012 6:58AM
A fine well composed night time shot, which I would be proud of, but does not have the appeal of your previous upload.


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6 3 8 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:14AM
A fantastic image composed very well. The colours are exceptionalGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:15AM
Another terrific image Dave, I really love the colours and the light. More please!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Jul 2012 7:47AM
Another wonderful night image, Dave, but I do agree with Albert, I preferred the previous image. Carol
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
29 Jul 2012 7:48AM
a grand display of colour nicely captured Dave, nice one.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 8:07AM
It was great to see the torch and the queen flying this way on the opening ceremony of the Olympics - I can almost hear the James Bond music as I look at this now WinkWink
So different from your last upload of the bridge - so I wouldn't compare them personally
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Jul 2012 8:08AM
Amazing light... I wonder why the colours seem so different!
29 Jul 2012 8:23AM
Well good work and image
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 8:32AM
Brilliant shot, great composition and colours.

charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 8:41AM
Very nice Dave.

29 Jul 2012 8:43AM
Lovely composition, colours, light and interest.

Great capture, Dave.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 8:59AM
Very vibrant colours, a good capture.
9 10 10 England
29 Jul 2012 9:10AM
The Magic of our Capital City - A most perfect image.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 9:12AM
You've made a wonderfully vibrant and superbly detailed image Dave. Love the composition and, like Helen, I'm not comparing this with your last upload. Each has to stand on its own and this is another good 'un from you! Smile
You captured what was there at that time, and you did it well, I like the colours and I agree with you I also like the darker tower in the lighter sky, Good work Dave.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 9:31AM
Excellent composition and use of the bridge as internal frame for the more modern architecture.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Jul 2012 9:51AM
With the colours changing so fast you could get a great variety of results from the very same viewpoint: love the way this one has worked out though.
And as ever so concisely composed.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 9:51AM
Wonderful image here Dave.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
29 Jul 2012 10:06AM
Brilliant shot Smile
Humblebee 6 1 England
29 Jul 2012 10:10AM
Simply stunning. It's almost like having a before and after all in one shot - no need to compare, each one is unique ... Carol
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
29 Jul 2012 10:27AM
It does look very stunning when lit up like this......

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
29 Jul 2012 10:36AM
Total Pro excellent capture Dave, every thing about this is right.


29 Jul 2012 10:56AM
did not realise the colours were a changing feast bit of a lucky dip then but has worked well a nice clean defined capture

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
29 Jul 2012 11:05AM
Great comp and excellent night-time capture. The colours are amazing.

29 Jul 2012 11:13AM
Dave, very nice comp, stunning colours. I like the lighting on the left tower, think it gives stronger contrast and detail....a very well balanced work......

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
29 Jul 2012 11:13AM
Beautiful piece of night photography; I love the different colours.
29 Jul 2012 11:50AM
The breathtaking view!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards, Valery
29 Jul 2012 12:44PM
A stunning image, Dave. The blue light falling on one of the towers has made it a masterpiece. Deep
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 12:53PM
Stunning image Dave.
The colours are magnificent.
Loved the last one and this one.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Jul 2012 12:57PM
Agree with above, and your previous upload is my fave of the two Smile Having said that, this is still a super shot, Dave, and I'd be really chuffed if it was mine Wink
Trev Smile
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
29 Jul 2012 12:57PM
A magnificent sight and really great photography. - gary
29 Jul 2012 1:26PM
Hi Dave ... i LOVE the color and light , its amazing ....and i DO wish this image was mine ....Wink

Linda Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 2:09PM
excellent shot good to see
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Jul 2012 2:10PM
Superb--- What fun!
Tibetan 6 3 England
29 Jul 2012 2:22PM
Very nice I like the idea of that it's used to be quite dull in the old days nice one,regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
29 Jul 2012 3:11PM
As usual Dave this is spot on. Very good night time photography. Another beautiful shot of Tower bridge Smile

Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 3:23PM
Beautiful night shot, Dave.
Ayoob 7 Australia
29 Jul 2012 3:27PM
An amazing shot ,Dave-wonderful work ,very well done......GrinGrinGrin
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
29 Jul 2012 4:04PM
Very much up to the usual standard! Beautiful lighting.


Herge88 11 40 4 England
29 Jul 2012 4:05PM
I really like this low light shot Dave, nice one.

Best Matt
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 4:07PM
Take it that the ''rings'' are on the other side?
outstanding again
beautifully captured
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
29 Jul 2012 4:31PM
Like the fact that the towere are not clolour co-ordinated, as they usually are. Interesting to see the five rings pulled up to the horizontal uneder the upper structure...wonder why?
No point trying to compare this with your previous image from here, Dave, as they are so different and so good in their own right that they don't deserve to be compared. The one is not inferior to the other.

Oh, and had you waited a few days, you might have captured Golden Balls passing under the bridgeGrin

UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 5:44PM
great image Dave, stunning colours.

Gareth Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 6:09PM
A belter! I don't think Tower bridge has ever looked so splendid! Well captured.
PS - Re: Holland Park if you decide to go see the Holland House extensive gardens right up to the giant chess board and the lovely Japanese Kyoto Gardens. IB
29 Jul 2012 6:22PM
Hi Dave bet your inheaven at the moment love your shots , still look throshots on here but dont download , regards gray
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
29 Jul 2012 6:48PM
Simply stunning

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 6:58PM
Excellent rendering of a difficult subject.

Leilani 13 29 3 England
29 Jul 2012 7:29PM
Spectacular capture! Beautiful colours Dave and superb quality! Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
29 Jul 2012 10:09PM
Good work Dave.
Regards Richard
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 10:20PM
Brilliant Dave, you know how i love vibrant colours and this picture is awesome, no i cant give you another award ( it certainly deserves it ) SadWink. Great work.
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 10:53PM
Blue is my favourite colour, nice shot, Peter..
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
30 Jul 2012 12:02AM
Not much I can say but "wow -- great low light shot."
Thanks for including the technical details.
Nicely done.
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 1:50AM
And so is this !

moiral 8 12 Scotland
30 Jul 2012 7:55AM
As always, beautifully composed and taken Dave. I really like the vibrant colours here. Moira
jdinne 15 16 England
30 Jul 2012 9:19AM
Wow Dave, stunning colours, another image of quality............

Plenty good colour in this Tower Bridge. Two and a half shutter speed was my choice a lot of times.
Well done. WesternRed.
30 Jul 2012 12:29PM
What a stunning shot Dave,beautiful lighting..Lin
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
30 Jul 2012 12:31PM
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 12:36PM
Gorgeous capture.
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 4:27PM
Love it. Grin

30 Jul 2012 4:41PM
Good composition. Great colours and saturation. As always tack sharp. Nice perspective.
dven Plus
13 25 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 5:00PM
Absolutely stunning

30 Jul 2012 5:21PM
A really stunning shot Dave. Congratulations on all the awards. Thoroughly deserved
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 7:56PM
stunning shot.......excellent exposure, night shots are tricky
LexEquine 12 19 United States
30 Jul 2012 8:57PM
'Super Color, Details, & Compo!' ~ LEx Wink
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 10:17PM
i've never seen it with many colourful lights, well composed shot Dave.
30 Jul 2012 11:18PM
That's a stand out shot Dave. Excellent image.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
31 Jul 2012 11:27AM
Stunning capture Dave.
The only thing I would wish away would be the cranes.

paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 12:21PM
Nice image captured.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 7:12PM
Fantastic Dave your photos are outstanding Smile
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 7:45PM
The colours certainly give a wow factor Dave.
31 Jul 2012 8:41PM
A magnificant photo
swanseamale47 10 124 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 8:49AM
Taken at just the right time stunning.
1 Aug 2012 5:41PM
Another brilliant Image . fabulous to see. GillSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Aug 2012 8:10PM
A fabulous view of the bridge at night, I think it looks its best after dark
You've hit the jackpot with this one.. Fantastic timing..Wink
pamkelly 6 47 England
13 Aug 2012 7:28PM
Terrific night shot. Stunning colours.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 8:58PM
A lovely composition and night shot well caught


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