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Sunset City

By Jasper87  
View from Barrier Park through the Thames Barrier towards Docklands. Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena in the background. The Park was deserted apart from a few joggers and dog walkers.... and the security guard who was very courteous and no problem when I explained the photos were purely for personal use.

Iso 100, f11, 1/20sec, @67mm. Tripod of course, remote, and I think I dusted off my ND grad for this (0.9, 3 stop)


Tags: Sunset London Architecture Low light River thames Thames barrier Nd grad filter

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PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
7 Mar 2014 9:46AM
stunning capture..

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7 Mar 2014 9:50AM
A brilliant image. he only change I would make is to make this even more of a letterbox. The bright sky at the top distracts and there is a smidge too much water at the base.
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 9:55AM
I love that red hue.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Mar 2014 9:56AM
An excellent low light capture, Dave. Carol
7 Mar 2014 9:56AM
An absolute beauty, Dave. The photo, not you.

Philpot Plus
5 39 4 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 10:07AM
Beautiful image and a sky to die for. very impressive.Smile
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
7 Mar 2014 10:16AM
Excellent Image Dave - Great colours and super composition!!
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
7 Mar 2014 10:24AM
You have no doubt heard the song ''nobody does it better'' well when it comes to low light images that's you Dave.

7 Mar 2014 10:25AM
Great composition, super sky, top class low light capture Dave
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
7 Mar 2014 10:26AM
Seems to have a futuristic feel to it, an impressive composition and capture.

ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
7 Mar 2014 10:35AM
Stunning photography as usual Dave, glad you didn't have to have an altercation with the security guard the colours
7 Mar 2014 10:42AM
Beautiful image. I love the lights reflected - and the 'little faces' - or am I just daft!!!Sad
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 10:52AM
A stunning image here Dave.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 10:57AM
There are (of course... ) five faces here... Two male and three female...
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 11:08AM
Stunning view Dave with subtle light.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 11:13AM
An apocalyptic vision, the Norman-arch shapes reminiscent of knights' helmets beneath the lowering clouds. Excellent.
7 Mar 2014 11:33AM
fine composition here Dave my winner to day, having been under the barriers they is so much more than you imagine

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 11:43AM
You have observed, controlled and captured the light beautifully Dave. A superb lowlight.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
7 Mar 2014 11:54AM
Not bad! Not bad at all.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 12:07PM
only too happy to take this beauty to RC
Never seen iy from this angle before...
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 1:33PM
Wow, terrific shot & composition; I was guessing it was abroad.
(Must get to London more!)
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Mar 2014 2:31PM
Like the bits of light showing/reflecting on the pods? They add a nice sparkle to this nighttime image!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Mar 2014 3:05PM
A fine low light shot Dave.
Good one.
7 Mar 2014 3:25PM
Stunning Dave..Lin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 Mar 2014 3:33PM
A great capture, Dave, and that's a super dramatic sky too Smile
Trev Smile
7 Mar 2014 4:48PM
They look so good in the evening light Dave! Best time of day to take them.

mickp 12 9 7 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 4:56PM
Excellent muted colours to your image Dave
7 Mar 2014 5:15PM
An amazing image Dave, super Sunset on this lavish composition.

John Smile
A true Whiterose image. I like the verticals being repeated through the depth of the image. I also like the repeat of the crosses on the barrier in the cranes in the distance.


HELANA 8 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 5:21PM
Stanning shot Dave, beautiful light and composition. Have you try to crop top and botton?. I think it would have a lot more impact, still pretty good for you.GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 6:05PM
Excellent capture Dave.Smile

7 Mar 2014 6:25PM
Superb capture, Dave.

myrab 11 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 6:41PM
Brilliant Dave.

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 6:42PM
Beautiful imageSmile

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 6:50PM
Really a dramatic sky making this even more special Dave
Got well Used in last few months too
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
7 Mar 2014 6:57PM
Gorgeous. Just enough detail on the barrier and the sky, although dynamic, doesn't swamp the shot.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 7:17PM
What a glorious sky Dave
Well captured
Stunning shot well exposed great work Dave
A cracking shot , Dave. Perfectly captured & presented.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 Mar 2014 6:35AM
So very beauitful

Super composition with the great hint of sunset reflections on the floodgates..
jdinne 14 16 England
8 Mar 2014 9:25AM
Stunning Dave, excellent colours, love the sky and a great sense of depth here.

Lovely image, Dave.
Very beautiful sky and water (among other things) ! - Excellent , Dave! --- Jukka.
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
8 Mar 2014 5:58PM
Cut out the light sky at the very top to give a darker, more threatening look, Dave. Magnificent low-light capture that you excel at. Bet the nd had a shock being given a run out!Tongue

Hope you and asseT are good.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2014 5:59PM

Quote:Beautiful image. I love the lights reflected - and the 'little faces' - or am I just daft!!!Sad

If Chrissie is daft, she is not aloneWinkBlush
Although the one on the left looks like a huge socketGrinGrin
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2014 7:54PM
Hi Dave, Sorry I missed this, it is a very good image indeed, compositionally superb and wonderful hues... Magical.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
9 Mar 2014 11:17AM
An admirable image with wonderfully mysterious light Dave. The subject is rather mysterious too if you don't know what it is Smile
10 Mar 2014 8:34AM
A fantastic shot Dave, I really love the sky Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2014 12:22PM
This is a very good place to see the barrier and Canary Wharf Dave! Good work!
You caught that mood in the sky so very well. Hope we never have to see if the Thames barrier really works... Tongue
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
10 Mar 2014 5:50PM
You timed this one to perfection Dave although I suspect you have had your sunset times and optimum lighting times sussed out for quite some time.
12 Mar 2014 11:05AM
Wonderful sky and great composition, well done!! Grin

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2014 10:01PM
So much to like about this image, excellent.Smile

14 Mar 2014 8:50PM
Great composition and low light
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2014 5:40PM
Had to make it 100 Dave! This is a place I keep meaning to get to - that light is magical! Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Mar 2014 10:38PM
The light and colours at that time of day served you so well here, Dave.
sawsengee Plus
11 6 15 Malaysia
18 Jul 2014 6:52AM
spectacular low light photography......beautiful colours & visual atmosphere Smile

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