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QE II - II

By WhiteRose1  
No, not our present Queen in a tutu .... the Dartford River Crossing - in portrait version this time Smile.

After wandering around for a while I decided this was the best vantage point to wait out the sunset. Derek was over the hill!! TongueGrin

Iso 100, f22, 1/5 sec, tripod and remote, and a bit of garden tidying this time, Helen Wink.

Dave

Tags: Sunset River thames Golden hour Landscape and travel Queen Elizabeth II Bridge

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CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
14 Jun 2013 8:12AM
A fine composition and capture, Dave. Carol

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franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
14 Jun 2013 8:15AM
Well composed and excellent light Dave.

Ken
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 8:16AM
Well chosen spot for the golden light falling on the flowers and rocks - excellent composition Dave SmileSmile
Helen
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
14 Jun 2013 8:17AM
A fine piece of landscape photography enhanced by use of the wide angle lens.

Albert
14 Jun 2013 8:18AM
good composition pov and the light just makes it special Dave fine work as always

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
jdinne 12 16 England
14 Jun 2013 8:24AM
Stunning Dave. Superb light, great fg detail and a winning composition. Think the portrait format is great.

John
collywobles 12 3.8k 10 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 8:33AM
A very well planned composition, interesting foreground which leads your eyes towards the bridge and into Kent it looks so much better from this angle than it does sitting in the traffic queues.............. (8o) for which I am going in about 10 minutes........... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!
14 Jun 2013 8:34AM
Super composition Dave, love the foreground detail,
Fred.
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
14 Jun 2013 8:35AM
This is absolutely beautiful Dave !! Love the garden intro Smile
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
14 Jun 2013 8:35AM
I like the composition here!! The light is terrific with great foreground interest in this fine image!! I like it a lot!!
14 Jun 2013 8:37AM
whoah!!! looks so good .
I can see why you carry tripod etc. just make for a better image all around.
14 Jun 2013 8:48AM
A superb composition, Dave!
Pure quality!

Richard
Meditator 7 4 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 9:07AM
Colours and composition work really well


Phil
Had an eye on this since they started building it but never photographed it. your unique point of veiw inspires me so may get down there soon. like the depth of this. Si.
ugly Plus
8 5 57 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 9:45AM
nice comp well taken..

Dave
14 Jun 2013 9:46AM
I admit, Dave, this angle of shooting I like a little more!Smile
Regards Valery
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 9:53AM
Another great display of modern architecture and the light was perfect!

Tish
SlowSong Plus
7 6.0k 29 England
14 Jun 2013 10:14AM
You make it look so attractive. Smile
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 10:19AM
Spectacular golden light (a true golden gate..!), you've almost got a sepia foreground! The light is lovely and the portrait format works better with the bridge to my eye. I think the FG is very dominant compared to the sky and the 50:50 split might have been better balanced as thirds (2/3 sky, 1/3 land) but never the less, this is really striking and beautiful and definitely worth the trip! Smile
14 Jun 2013 10:27AM
The foreground interest is very well positioned in the frame and you have some great colour on the horizon.
Cliff
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
14 Jun 2013 10:34AM
Good fg interest - love the colour.
Joan.
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 10:49AM
Wow, this is one classy image, great foreground interest, great depth, wonderful light.
14 Jun 2013 10:56AM
Well balanced as usual. Foreground adds to the beauty,

Deep
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
14 Jun 2013 11:32AM
Nicely done but I prefer the landscape version. It gives a better idea of scale
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
14 Jun 2013 11:44AM
Super light, clarity and compo, Dave. I love it.
Irishkate Plus
5 33 95 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 11:44AM
Great composition Dave - the curve of the foreground echoing in the curves of the bridge.
Lovely light in this one also.
KateGrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
14 Jun 2013 11:50AM
Composed with perfection Dave beautiful light also.

Regards

Trev.
14 Jun 2013 12:04PM
Everything about this image is spot on dave love it
mike
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
14 Jun 2013 12:08PM
Well lit and coloured Dave.
And I think a pic of our Queen in a tutu,
would be rarer than a pic of hens teeth with gold fillings !!
Mick.
fazzer Plus
6 52 7 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 12:17PM
Excellent shot
Regards
JeremySmile
14 Jun 2013 12:34PM
Another stunning capture of the bridge, Dave, and think I prefer the warmer evening colours of this version Wink
Trev Smile
mickp Plus
10 9 7 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 12:35PM
Great light on this image.
mick
14 Jun 2013 12:55PM
Quite striking! I like the rough, green rocks in the foreground, sets the elegant bridge off nicely.
14 Jun 2013 1:04PM
Lovely composed and processed image. Beautiful light.......Sandy
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
14 Jun 2013 1:07PM

Quote:I like the composition here!! The light is terrific with great foreground interest in this fine image!! I like it a lot!!

Superb capture, great light....well done
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 1:31PM
Very nice comp Dave. I like the vegetation in the foreground. Breaks up the rocks.
Derek
14 Jun 2013 1:33PM
Superb image with superb colours!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.
charlotte 11 34 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 2:26PM
Worth waiting for the sun to set Dave.

Charlotte
Miti 2 Canada
14 Jun 2013 2:29PM
Excellent Composition & fantastic light.
Mitra
DixClix 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 3:49PM
Another excellent view of this very elegant bridge, well at least from this angle! Lovely composition and good lighting make this a super image! Well done!
Richard
moiral 5 12 Scotland
14 Jun 2013 4:03PM
Absolutely superb Dave. If I had another UA I would have given it to you. Moira
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 20 10 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 4:41PM
A super image, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 5:15PM
Magnificent capture Fave, nothing much to add to what's already been said. Marvellous.
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
14 Jun 2013 5:27PM
Dave -- I do like this POV better. Also -- this light is perfect.
=\Walter
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
14 Jun 2013 5:32PM
Ooo...not just the angle and position but I also prefer the light and colour in this one, Dave.

Now if only I could get that tutu image out of my head. She's actually dancing to "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" in my vision...with the Corgis looking on!

Andrew
capto Plus
4 3.6k 8 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 5:37PM
This one has the benefit of the golden light.Smile

ivor
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
14 Jun 2013 5:38PM
light and comp is superb Dave, cracking shot, i do like to follow the bridge right to the horizon.
ant.
netta1234 Plus
4 307 2 Wales
14 Jun 2013 5:54PM
A great image with lovely lightSmile
NettaSmile
LesF 9 182 9
14 Jun 2013 5:55PM
Pin sharp and crisp


LesF
14 Jun 2013 6:52PM
A fine composition, love the light
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 7:10PM
I think you chose an excellent spot Dave - you've got all that wonderful warm light on the bank and the bridge.
Ann
14 Jun 2013 7:24PM
Super light, detail and textures in this well composed image, Dave.

P.
saltireblue Plus
5 5.6k 33 Norway
14 Jun 2013 7:47PM

Quote:...and a bit of garden tidying this time

So the bridge wasn't visible until you got to work with the strimmer, you mean?

Gorgeous colours.

Malc
Great POV, light & composition, but not a bridge too far...Wink
sable 7 9 7 England
14 Jun 2013 8:20PM
Absolute superb use of light well composed and captured - Elizabethxx
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 8:22PM
You have caught the light perfect Dave a stunning image.
Rob
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
14 Jun 2013 8:34PM
It is indeed a great spot

Peter
annettep38 Plus
4 217 38 Costa Rica
14 Jun 2013 11:41PM
wonderful brown ale coloured light. and a cracker of a composition. shame the tiny format blows out so much detail. been thinking about your Exif.. now the white balance should include some slippery rocks, imagine you balance there dressed in bowling white and slip Smile
Kim Walton 12 145 30 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 1:12AM
superb Dave---i don`t say that often !
15 Jun 2013 2:54AM
Love this shot, I wouldn't have guessed that it is the Dartford river crossing.
15 Jun 2013 12:50PM
Wonderful light a stunning image Dave..Lin
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 5:05PM
Fantastic light on the fg rocks. This one for me is the better of the twoGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan
carper123 Plus
4 887 8 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 2:56PM
Another superb image, Dave, super composition, the portrait format works well, the foreground detail leads you nicely into the image, luv the subtle range of colours.
Nice work.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
evelen 11 5 England
16 Jun 2013 6:10PM
wonderful capture you have some wonderful images since I have been away .
eve.Smile
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 7:18PM
excellent light and composition, well done on your awards.
regards
Yung
Trevhas Plus
3 929 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 10:31PM
Excellent composition, light and great verticals, i like this one alot, using the flowers as a lead in, looks as though some twigs fell out of your basket though whilst gardening. It appears pin sharp at F22 with no sign of the diffraction police i don't think Alan noticed either.
Trevor.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
18 Jun 2013 10:22AM
Beautiful composition and light Dave.
Rende
20 Jun 2013 10:07PM
Outstanding result. A
Great colours with a magic foreground. Well done Dave.
WesternRed.
Humblebee 3 1 England
23 Jun 2013 1:25PM
How do you manage to always make bridges look so beautiful, Dave? Excellent light and I really like the pov ... Carol Grin
silverfoxey 7 9 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 8:52AM
Great angle of composition of the bridge Dave, and the foreground interest added. Well worth the wait for the soft evening light. James Smile
LexEquine 10 19 United States
25 Jun 2013 9:10PM
Super color Scenic Image rendition ~
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 12:06AM
Beautiful image Dave with amazing subject and light... Grin
IB
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
6 Jul 2013 12:00AM
Equally as impressive in portrait format, the wonderful golden light makes this one

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