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By Jasper87  
Actually, it's Hammersmith Bridge but it looks eminently suitable for a Halloween upload with the towers looking very 'Count Duckula'.

The bridge connects Hammersmith to Barnes in South West London. Hammersmith was the site of the first suspension bridge over the Thames, though the current bridge - known for its green and gold colour scheme - is the second on the site, constructed in 1887 to designs by famous sewer architect Joseph Bazalgette. Having survived bombing by the Real IRA in 2000, the bridge was renovated, and then awarded Grade II listed status in 2008. It is an important landmark for those watching or participating in an annual boat race between two universities from Oxford and Cambridge, as well as other rowing races.

(Scarborough was a nice break with the parents, although a little cold and damp... mostly the rain but also my inability to dodge waves Tongue)

An experiment with high ISO on this image... Iso 6400, 1sec, f16, 50mm, tripod and remote. Topaz Denoise used in processing.

Thanks Mark, Trev and Chrstine for your UAs on Coastal Colours and everyone else that popped in/commented. Very much appreciated.


Tags: London Travel Night Architecture Low light Bridges Halloween River thames Hammersmith

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marktc Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 6:53AM
Now people are going to think I have a favourite! You upload a great image and get a couple of UAs go to Scarborough for a week, come back as if you've never been away and upload an even better shot! Morning, welcome back and have another UA.
Great shot, superb processing total winner!

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Another great image.


Nice one.


CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
31 Oct 2012 6:59AM
A fine night capture, Dave. Carol
31 Oct 2012 7:04AM
This is an exceptionally special night photo ! magnificent structure- very well captured Smile I like thisGrinGrin
widtink Plus
5 406 2 Scotland
31 Oct 2012 7:11AM
A real stoater ! love the compo and reflections think the high iso expt worked fine lol. What is topaz denoise though (thick)

sawsengee Plus
11 6 15 Malaysia
31 Oct 2012 7:21AM
a top quality night shot......beautiful light exposure, colours & water water reflection well captured Smile
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 7:33AM
Another belter Dave fantastic golden light nicely processed.Smile
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
31 Oct 2012 7:36AM
Oh, my, this is excellent!

User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 7:41AM
spooky, love the colours the sky and the bridge is fangastic BobSmile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 7:41AM
love the comp and colours dave brilliant light a real spooky cracker nice one Wink
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 7:44AM
A lovely image if this beautiful bridge which I used a lot when I lived in Putney. Love the spooky yellow lights and reflections. It's good to see this 'old friend'. Welcome back Dave.
tony64 Plus
13 204 9 England
31 Oct 2012 7:45AM
You went in the sea???????
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 8:05AM
Brilliant night shot Dave.
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 8:22AM
Really good night shot Dave - love the reflections.
31 Oct 2012 8:23AM
Double WOW!!!!
Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
31 Oct 2012 8:30AM
Beautiful image.

31 Oct 2012 8:31AM
A real beauty of a night shot Dave. Lovely composition and reflections
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1849 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 8:40AM
Fabulous reflections! And a rather good title too...
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 8:42AM
Just made for a black-caped character with a yellow beak Smile
And no need to struggle up 199 steep steps to see him at midnight.
Welcome back, Dave.....
A beautiful colour reflection I just love that golden colour which is compatible with the blue sky.
My favourite match which complement each other. Well done. WesternRed.
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 8:59AM
Excellent low light image Dave.

31 Oct 2012 9:03AM
Excellent Dave, love the composition,
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
31 Oct 2012 9:15AM
Beautiful low light capture the reflections are superb.

charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 9:24AM
Very nice indeed Dave.

7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 9:26AM
A really wonderful image Dave, one which certainly promotes an eerie yet beautiful aura.

Regards Nathan
Good low light capture Dave the high ISO worked well good exposer well presented, I do like them yellow reflections very fitting for this time of year, excellent title good work. Welcome Back.

Nice lighting and reflections, Dave. Great image. deep
Tibetan 5 3 England
31 Oct 2012 10:23AM
Wish I had a pound sterling for every time I have crossed that bridge Dave, must be in the hundreds, to get to Barn's common; or Wimbledon recognised it right away, nice shot very nice light reflecting across the expanse of water. still it's your sort of shot well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin teeming with rain here lol.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
31 Oct 2012 10:38AM
Excellent use of High ISO Dave! Does stop any movement associated with long shutter speeds even on a tripod, topaz has done an awesome job on the noise, overall 20 out of 20 again, only just pipped by Angie today for my UA.


dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 11:06AM
i have to give london a visit one day as a lot of the scene from your images I don't recognise. Well composed shot and exposed for the light Dave.
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
31 Oct 2012 11:42AM
Good exposure. Good composition. Good image.
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
31 Oct 2012 12:06PM
Liquid gold here Dave !!
Good reflections.
Good shot.
31 Oct 2012 12:06PM
Superlative! A wonderful night shot, much in keeping with this time of year! Love it! SmileSmileSmile

xwang Plus
8 56 8
31 Oct 2012 12:07PM
I remembered Halloween yesterday, but forgot today.. I'd been thinking to make up a picture, but never have..
ISO 6400? Gosh.. excellent. I wouldn't dare to think of it... Beautifully captured image, wonderful light and excellent clarity.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
31 Oct 2012 12:35PM
A superb night shot, Dave, love those reflections! Wink
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Oct 2012 1:12PM
Could be very spoooky but I think it is quite lovely-- I love the light saturated water!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 1:12PM
You make London look so beautiful... Stunning image! IB
31 Oct 2012 1:19PM
excellent work Dave as for the title think your have been drinking too much blood again take it easyTongueWink

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 1:40PM
Spectacular, Dave the reflections bring the image to life.

Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
31 Oct 2012 1:53PM
Love the reflected light in this fine night shot.

Best Matt
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 3:33PM
Excellent image and learning lots from your narrative and Trev's observations.
I especially like the blue light alongside the yellow lights and reflections.
The Denoise plug in seems to do a great job.
31 Oct 2012 3:44PM
OOps its a Fabulous pic
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1984 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 4:35PM
A good choice for Halloween, love the expanse of water and golden reflections.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 5:29PM
I quite envy your pictures Dave every one a winner and the bridges I like especially
Great colours and reflections, Dave.

jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
31 Oct 2012 6:51PM
Superb light

Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 6:56PM
Superb shot !!!.....magical atmosphere with the colours & reflections !!!
Fabulous, a golden capture.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
31 Oct 2012 7:24PM
Yes, that's PERFECT!Smile
Regards Valery
31 Oct 2012 7:42PM
Another fabulous shot Dave. grate reflextions.
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
31 Oct 2012 8:15PM
A brilliant night light imageSmile
31 Oct 2012 8:16PM
Stunning and great night shot,like the reflectio too,
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Oct 2012 8:50PM
Most impressive low light shot of the bridge, Dave, and the Canon has coped with the high ISO remarkably well.
Wonderful detail, light and colours.
31 Oct 2012 9:46PM
Beautiful Dave, great colourful image with good reflection of colour from the lights, Peter..
31 Oct 2012 9:53PM

Wonderful image, denoise has smoothed things out nicely as well as denoising.

Gareth Smile
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 9:56PM
Superbly done Dave. I really love the way that the reflections bend at the bottom as the water movement carries their weakening light and colour.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 10:22PM
Remarkable image Dave
almiles Plus
8 38 102 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2012 2:55PM
It's very Disney! Great time of day to shoot while colour still left in the sky. The water reflections are very attractive and pull your eye across the current. Even at this res I think you still show how well the 7D performs at high ISO.
BarbaraR Plus
11 17 1 England
1 Nov 2012 4:20PM
Hmm, not bad ..

Actually it is Wonderful !!
very well done Dave.

1 Nov 2012 9:25PM
Another stunning image Dave,wonderful night scene..Lin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Nov 2012 1:53PM
wonderful colours... one day you have to tell us why the colours in you night shot are so very different each time Smile
6 3 8 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 9:35PM
Excellent comp and and wonderful colours. I will have to try night shot as it is something that I haven't done before.Smile
3 Nov 2012 9:34AM
Superb lighting and great reflections. paul
Trev_B Plus
11 151 68 England
3 Nov 2012 5:12PM
You really know how to get the best from the available light Dave... I love Thames bridges and you do them so very well.

jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 7:55AM
Very impressive Dave - both for your skills in composing and taking the image and for the camera in handling the high ISO - very little noise that I can see.
It does have that gothic feel.
13 Nov 2012 11:03AM
Like it. Congrats!
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
15 Nov 2012 11:17PM
A fine view of the bridge, I like the reflections of the bright night lights in the water
Very atmospheric Dave. Beautiful image
8 Nov 2013 11:11PM
Soft, velvety feel. Beautiful reflections. Super shot.Smile

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