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The Colour Purple

By Jasper87  
Sorry guys, suffering withdrawal symptoms so had to have another trip 'up town' last Sunday. If you get chance to see Tower Bridge in its new 'livery' you will be in for a real treat. This is the purple version. It's also available in red, yellow, green and blue - a superb display.

Iso200, 2.5secs, f16, 28mm, tripod and remote release. The colours are genuine, merely sharpened in PS, and I deliberately left the vapour trail in.

Many thanks for all your views on my Olympic Torch, and to Darryl and Lin for their UAs.

A good day yesterday with Yorkshire through to their first T20 cricket finals.


Tags: London Travel Architecture Tower bridge River thames Urban landscape The Shard

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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 5:26AM
Absolutely brilliant....

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26 Jul 2012 5:47AM
Fantastic image Dave. Love the colour and tones. Works well in portrait mode
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Jul 2012 5:49AM
A fine night capture, Dave, wonderful composition, and doesn't the new livery look grand Smile Carol
Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
26 Jul 2012 5:51AM
This is so fantasic as the colours show up the turrets to perfection.
Great impact……….

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
26 Jul 2012 6:15AM
a great shot Dave, love the colours, nice dusk colours too.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
26 Jul 2012 7:02AM
Great Night of low light image indeed,very well done,
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
26 Jul 2012 7:08AM
First class night time shot in every way. Very well done!

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 7:27AM
Fabulous pic Dave! Love it. Smile
26 Jul 2012 7:54AM
Super night shot Dave,
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 7:57AM
brilliant colour and light dave wonderful detail really like the comp a cracker nice one Wink
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 7:59AM
A splendid night image, excellent clarity.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 8:17AM
What a stunning sight and what a stunning capture!
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
26 Jul 2012 8:21AM
Beautifully controlled lighting and a very well thought out POV. - gary
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Jul 2012 8:23AM
Well worth a return Dave, good timing with the sky and details and colours work well
Regards Richard
Humblebee 6 1 England
26 Jul 2012 8:30AM
Never seen it look so good, great capture for all the right reasons ... Carol
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 8:32AM
are you alsdo going to check out those yatchs
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 8:37AM
Brilliant capture Dave.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 8:51AM
The golden light on the rails is what grabs my attention, it complements the purple so well.
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 8:53AM
Fine colours and composition Dave.
tony64 14 204 9 England
26 Jul 2012 8:57AM
I thought the Olympic rings were down though Dave? Do they raise them at night?
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 9:02AM
I haven't seen the new livery and am unlikely to do so now as my nearest train stations are North Greenwich & Woolwich Arsenal - definitely no-go areas at present! It looks stunning.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
26 Jul 2012 9:07AM
Stunning night-time capture and excellent comp.

Wow we London Town. They have certainly done there paint job well.
I hope they have a great Olympics. Well done. WesternRed.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
26 Jul 2012 9:09AM
Simply Superb Lad.

Good framing Dave, like the vapour trail, good DOF well balanced capture,superb colours

swanseamale47 10 124 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 10:28AM
Is this colour thing just for the olympics or is it permenent?
26 Jul 2012 10:37AM
nice one Dave have you now decided which flat you want to buy in the Shard???

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 10:52AM
Stunning image Dave.
Colours so vibrant.
always good to see how you've taken
the image.learning all the time.
26 Jul 2012 11:12AM
Excellent low light photo, super detail and super sharp. Well done.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
26 Jul 2012 11:38AM
Excellent night architecture capture Dave, the colours look amazing, the Shard building is very impressive and will warrant a trip there when the observation area is open to the public.


RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Jul 2012 11:43AM
Another splendid low light scene from the River, and I am impressed by the new livery on Tower Bridge.
Whilst I can help being even more impressed at the engineering and construction of the 'Shard', I am yet to be convinced it does anything for the London skyline in the way that the 'Gherkin' did.
But nice to see the ultra new sitting there behind the more traditional.
Beautifully composed and exposed, Dave.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 12:02PM
Really looks like 'battling' with the crowds just to get this Dave..superbly captured
Love this
26 Jul 2012 12:08PM
A beautifully lit shot Dave Smile 5 star Smile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 12:11PM
What more can be send, another great example of your photographic mastery. Simply stunning.

Regards Nathan.

P.S. Well done at the cricket.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
26 Jul 2012 12:26PM
A very regal looking colour from the King of Bridges TongueGrin. What can I say that's not been said, except that I love it. Moira
Tibetan 6 3 England
26 Jul 2012 12:39PM
We used to have a red glow along the river when I was a Child, this is an improvement on the Blitz that's for sure nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
jdinne 15 16 England
26 Jul 2012 1:47PM
Stunning, Dave perfection.....
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Jul 2012 2:01PM
This is a very fine night image, love the new colors!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
26 Jul 2012 2:27PM
Fine colours here Dave.
Good one.
And cricket is not so popular up here in Scotland,
but I enjoy watching it on the telly.
After about 5 minutes,I am sound asleep !!
26 Jul 2012 2:41PM
A magical shot Dave. The colors, composition, tonal range, exposure and pov all are brilliant. Deep
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 3:37PM
Beautiful picture worth your trip to London, perhaps I should go myself
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
26 Jul 2012 4:14PM
What a wonderful and colourful evening shot, Dave - I've never seen a purple Tower Bridge before! Wink
Trev Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
26 Jul 2012 4:26PM
The city that's gonna go bonkers over the next few days......We were toying with visiting somewhere near the outskirts over the w/e but have thought better of it, nothing worse than being in a hot car stuck in a traffic jam......

Excellent imagery here Dave.....

9 10 10 England
26 Jul 2012 4:43PM
A lesson to us all in how to compose the perfect image. Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 4:43PM
I'll never get to see it, Dave, so thankyou for showing me with this beautiful image, and congratulations on all the awards.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
26 Jul 2012 4:48PM
'Superlative {A+++++} Cracker scenic London night Image rendition,' Dave~

Ciao~ Peter Smile
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 5:32PM
Lovely bright colourful image Dave, Peter..
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
26 Jul 2012 5:36PM
Brilliant night time capture ,with purple being my favourite colour
26 Jul 2012 7:08PM
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 8:12PM
Another immaculate image, Dave maintaining your usual very high standard.

26 Jul 2012 8:26PM
Think everything has been said, Dave, Simply Cracking!

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 8:52PM
Keep them coming Dave love them Smile
26 Jul 2012 8:56PM
Love the colour and tones
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 9:01PM
Hi Dave, i give up with you, when are you going to submit a mere mortal image, absolutely superb, its getting another carper award, because it deserves it.
Sorry my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmileWink
26 Jul 2012 9:21PM
Beautifully lit and stunning composition Dave, it's all been said so i will just say top shot.

clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 9:22PM
beautiful night shot, love those vibrant colours
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
26 Jul 2012 9:44PM
beautiful colours and lovely starry highlights!
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 10:28PM
Excellent Dave - Tower Bridge certanly looks good in itsnew colours
26 Jul 2012 10:31PM
WOW ! Amazing to see. Excellent detail and colours. Thanks for sharing .Gill
27 Jul 2012 12:17AM
Dave, another very well executed shot with great mix if light and darkness............Wink

debu 8 India
27 Jul 2012 6:15AM
Excellently presented.
27 Jul 2012 8:32AM
Beautiful view and an excellent work done by you! It is a pity that I can not see this beauty with my own eyes...
Regards, Valery
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
27 Jul 2012 10:37AM
Not much I can say after all that! Well deserved awards, at any rate.


helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 10:40AM
Great colours and well deserved awards Dave SmileSmile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
27 Jul 2012 10:44AM
WOW. Beautiful lights, Dave, and a thoroughly grand shot Smile

27 Jul 2012 12:15PM
Sharp and saturated. The Games are creating some great photo opportunities with landmarks being re-dressed for the occasion. Stand-out image. Regards
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 1:41PM
Love it - one of next year's competition subjects at my camera club is after dark (or something similar) I will be right out of my comfort zone xx
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 11:55PM
Sheer perfection here! How very beautiful... Clap, clap, clap...
It's amazing how much colour you can inject into a night image.. This is superb .. Love the gold bar on the diagonal f/g.. ExcellentWink
xwang 9 56 8
28 Jul 2012 9:40AM
Excellent image, beautifully taken.. great job. Very well done, Dave.
28 Jul 2012 11:32AM
A master class in night/low light photography, brillaint colours and composition. A very static image however the handrail adds a dynamic to the image.

Spot on.


Trev_B 11 151 68 England
28 Jul 2012 10:00PM
Missed his one Dave.. stunning.. well deserving of all of your UA's well done.

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 3:13PM
Nearly missed this one Dave. Glad I didnt as its superb and well deserving of all the awards.
Ayoob 7 Australia
29 Jul 2012 3:22PM
Gorgeous shot, Dave ..........GrinGrinGrin
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 1:50AM
I am always late to these parties, but in my humble opinion this is stunning.

SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 12:28PM
Love the colour, comp, glow on the water - everything!
30 Jul 2012 6:03PM
Brilliant colours Dave excellent shot..Lin
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
31 Jul 2012 11:24AM
Wow, this is Super !
Great colours.
I think it has won me round to liking the Shard in the same
view as Tower Bridge too !

11 Aug 2012 6:52PM
V good shot looks great at night the handrail draws you into the shot
I do like your night walks its like being there

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