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Low Tide

By Jasper87  
Back on home ground for this one... Southwark Bridge.

A previous bridge on the site, opened in 1819, was originally known as Queen Street Bridge,
The bridge consisted of three large cast-iron spans supported by granite piers. It was known as the "Iron Bridge" in comparison to London Bridge, the "Stone Bridge". The bridge was notable for having the longest cast iron span, 240 feet (73 m), ever made. The current bridge was opened in 1921 by King George V and it is sometimes known as the "car park bridge" as coach tour drivers use it to park their vehicles.

Iso 400, f11, 1.3secs, 28mm, tripod and remote release.

If you look closely you can just see the top of Tower Bridge, the orange of London Bridge, HMS Belfast, Southwark Cathedral, and, of course, the Shard.

Some excellent, varied, and interesting comments on my street portraits/candids from Nepal, thank you all, and Peter (LexEquine) and Darryl (Carper123) for UAs on Street Life and Philip_H on Potters' Sq.


Tags: London Night Architecture Low light River thames Southwark bridge Travelandlandscape

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
8 Oct 2012 8:54AM
What a beautiful and colourful image ! I love it - and thanx for the background info - it makes it so much more meaningful for one ignorant South African Smile

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PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
8 Oct 2012 8:56AM
A striking night scene, Dave! I can't wait to visit the Shard!

Beautifully captured!


8 Oct 2012 8:58AM
Excellent image Dave,
There is something about night shots that's so appealing for me anyway, I just love the effect it brings magical comes to mind. Well framed Dave, good work

cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 9:03AM
As always a top class night scene

paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 9:05AM
Spot on exposure.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 9:37AM
Stunning work ...... as always.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
8 Oct 2012 9:38AM
Amazing colours and light in this. Enjoyed the info too.

jdinne 15 16 England
8 Oct 2012 10:16AM
Brilliant Dave, stunning colours and composition as alwaysSmile. Love it.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 10:26AM
It's quite strange to think of that bit of river bank, almost rural-looking, under the modern architecture. Two different worlds.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 10:29AM
Superb shot, fantastic colours and great composition.

KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
8 Oct 2012 10:39AM
You have these night scenes down to a fine art, that's for sure. The light and colours are amazing. And the sky is always that wonderful blue. Excellent.


8 Oct 2012 10:46AM
fine low light capture David

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
8 Oct 2012 11:06AM
A very accomplished capture again Dave a great time with light still visible in the sky, the foreground is well lit and composed excellently. 20-20.


NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 11:07AM
A great low light composition Dave, wonderfully exposed and captured from a great point of view. The array of coloured lights certainly make for such great images. "I would love to have the opportunity to capture such images".

Regards Nathan
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 11:16AM
beautiful picture
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
8 Oct 2012 11:22AM
The bridge looks like it has very big birds with very big wings outstretched greeting anything coming up the river.............daft I know but that's what I see............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 11:29AM
Another stunner. Especially like the bit of f/g to let us take a step back and view
the wonderful colours of the night.
Although I prefer old architecture, the Shard does look amazing and lighting up
cities as they do now helps ease us into a modern age.
P.S. I liked the comparison to Renaissance Art which you made
about my Yellow Roses.
Tibetan 5 3 England
8 Oct 2012 11:36AM
A very clear crisp shot Dave, it's a credit to you love the colours and light, excellent composition, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Oct 2012 11:46AM
A wonderful night shot, Dave, one I'd be proud to have captured Wink
Trev Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 12:02PM
Another wonderful low light image Dave.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 12:04PM
Technically immaculate night-time image, Dave yet full of colour and detail.

9 10 10 England
8 Oct 2012 12:10PM
Your nighttime images are a real delight Dave.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 12:49PM
Stunning detail, a superb night shot.
8 Oct 2012 1:03PM
Excellent exposure for this great night shot. Love the blue of the bridge.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 1:10PM
brilliant comp dave cracking colour and light a stunner nice one Wink
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 1:40PM
New this was your image, Dave, as usual superb lighting and detail, masterful composition.Wink
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 2:17PM

Quote:New this was your image, Dave, as usual superb lighting and detail, masterful composition.Wink
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

Yes............... It has Dave Whiterose1 stamped all over itGrin. Cracking shot!
8 Oct 2012 2:33PM
Extremely good.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 2:49PM
Another amazing low light capture!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Oct 2012 2:49PM
A fine array of colours in this superb night capture, Dave. carol
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 2:51PM
A striking image Dave. The bridge leads your eye across the frame very effectively and there is a lot of eye-catching illumination on the far bank. Still just enough colour in the sky to keep it interesting.
I'm just not sure about the yellow/green neon river bank, bush and building in the lower left corner. I wonder if getting lower down on the bank, where the shingle and railings are, would have given you more FG interest yet also de-cluttered the LHS?

Must have taken you a long time to set up all those strobes with purple gels on the bridge... Wink

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
8 Oct 2012 3:09PM
A great lowlight image, awesome colours!
8 Oct 2012 3:14PM
Outstanding night landscape Dave.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
8 Oct 2012 3:15PM
Wonderful colours Dave.
And I bet the bridge in its day was some feat of engineering !!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
8 Oct 2012 3:22PM
A wonderful night scene capture Dave. Great colour and reflections......Sandy
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 3:39PM
London at night looks so different Dave, and your representation is fabulous.Can't say any more because everybody else has
said it all.
Humblebee 5 1 England
8 Oct 2012 5:16PM
A stunning image Dave, but it was the birds that first caught my attention with their spreading wings appearing to hold the bridge aloft Wink ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
8 Oct 2012 5:47PM
cracker Dave. So thoughtfully carried out.
Wendyp 5 England
8 Oct 2012 6:03PM
A very beautiful nighttime shot, I like everything about this picture.

moiral 8 12 Scotland
8 Oct 2012 7:07PM
I absolutely love this shot Dave and am just sorry that I do not have another UA that I could give you for it. Gorgeous colours, especially on the bridge and on the water. I would have this on my wall any day. Moira
8 Oct 2012 7:09PM
Cracking night shot Dave.
Very striking and vibrant colours.

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 7:42PM
You are so good at these Dave really wonderful ,love it .SmileSmile
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 7:50PM
Whats the one thing I can say that the previous 60 odd haven't? I know... have my UA. Another cracker Dave
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 7:51PM
Superb work Dave - great composure taken from somewhere near the St Paul's end of the Millienium Bridge I would think.
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 8:49PM
Beautiful Dave, stunner, Peter..
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 8:58PM
You definitely know your stuff when it comes to photographing this part of town Dave. Another super image.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
8 Oct 2012 9:26PM
A Brilliant night image
8 Oct 2012 10:17PM
Outstanding night shot Dave. Up to your usual high standards
9 Oct 2012 1:53AM
Maybe low tide, but high mark from me, Dave!!!!!!! AniaWink
9 Oct 2012 5:07AM
I really love your night shots, Dave! This is amazing!Smile
Regards Valery
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 9:09AM
Eighty votes and counting, Dave - I think it's all been said, but I say it too!! Excellent work again! Smile
Ayoob 7 Australia
9 Oct 2012 9:23AM
Fantastic low light image,Dave...........GrinGrinGrin
Dave, again the image is highest quality and aesthetics. I love the colors and lights. Deep
Richsr 11 91 223 England
9 Oct 2012 1:38PM
A good view point and like the low light colours in this Dave.
Regards Richard
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
9 Oct 2012 3:57PM
Marvellous, Dave...but there again you already know that, don't youSmile
These are the quality of noght/low light shot I shall be trying to emulate when I get out after dark in a few weeks time and start taking some serious efforts.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
9 Oct 2012 6:38PM
So beautiful

CHRISB911 12 54 1
9 Oct 2012 6:38PM
he'll take you up, he'll bring you down, great low light capture your just too good at these Dave
9 Oct 2012 6:59PM
Stunning Dave fantastic colours,well done..Lin
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
9 Oct 2012 7:16PM
Amazing. So very well done Dave.

Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
9 Oct 2012 9:16PM
Seriously superb.

9 Oct 2012 11:23PM
Dave, another top low light image.........think there might be a bit of owl in

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Oct 2012 11:39PM
wonderful colours and reflections.
I often wonder how you get them so colourful, my night shots are always mainly yellow / blue.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
9 Oct 2012 11:57PM
Excellent comp' lovely colours and low light - Fine work Dave!

Sarah *
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 8:09AM
Fine cityscape image Dave, with excellent light and tones.
11 Oct 2012 11:32AM
Very nice colurful view, like the reflection and the description of it

xwang 9 56 8
12 Oct 2012 2:52PM
Superb light, colour, and detail... great work.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Oct 2012 6:46PM
Another marvellous night shot showing us some of London's finest architecture
15 Oct 2012 7:32PM
Perfect composition, rule of thirds compliant. Excellent colours, sharp and clean. Nice one
sawsengee Plus
11 6 15 Malaysia
18 Oct 2012 6:11PM
I can see I am late in commenting, for not being so regular a visitor......splendid blue hour photography with excellent light, colours & viewpoint SmileSmile

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