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"Wood & Clay"

By WhiteRose1  
The title is taken from the nursery rhyme "London Bridge is Falling Down.."

Wood and clay will wash away,
Wash away, wash away,
Wood and clay will wash away,
My fair lady.

On Remembrance Day 2004, various London bridges were furnished with red lighting as part of a night-time flight along the river by wartime aircraft. London Bridge was the one bridge not subsequently stripped of the illuminations. The lighting has recently been changed as part of the Jubilee/Olympic celebrations.

Iso 400, f11, 0.5s, 10mm, tripod and remote release.

Many thanks to all the support for my first moth upload - but give me a bridge anyday... you don't have to chase them down!!!


Tags: London Travel Night Architecture Low light London bridge River thames The Shard

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zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
14 Aug 2012 8:30AM
good comp and colours, Dave, i do like the blues under the bridge, nice one.

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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 8:32AM
Beautiful words my friend. As for the photograph, it's not bad I suppose. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Regards Nathan
14 Aug 2012 8:37AM
Excellent low light image Dave, super composition,
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
14 Aug 2012 8:39AM
First class photography to capture quite beautiful night time scene.

14 Aug 2012 8:46AM
Lovely. Hope it all stays so colourful! V. interesting write up too.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
14 Aug 2012 8:48AM
Like the colourful light and your comp too Dave.
Regards Richard
14 Aug 2012 8:50AM
I agree with you about things that stay still
and of course I will be repeating that ditty all day ....Smile
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
14 Aug 2012 9:01AM
Lots of lights on in the Shard. And what a pretty bridge. I must get up there at night to see them before the lights all get changed again.
Tibetan 4 3 England
14 Aug 2012 9:14AM
Nice one love the blue reflection on the water, a very good low light shot, nice perspective and the Shard in the background, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
jdinne 13 16 England
14 Aug 2012 9:20AM
Stunning Dave, you have done us proud again. Excellent.

Humblebee 4 1 England
14 Aug 2012 9:32AM
Simply Stunning, the reflections, the colour and the detail, what more could we ask of you ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
This has the texture I like. With not so much exposer.
The composition box has a big tick in it.
Well done. WesternRed.
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 9:34AM
Wonderful night time shot, Dave - as usual.Grin

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
14 Aug 2012 9:35AM
A well chosen viewpoint to capture this scene looking towards the Shard from across the river.
With it being so tall, any viewpoint to capture it vertically like this must be from a considerable distance away.
Very well composed too, Dave, with the illuminated f/g lead in lines pointing towards the structures around the foot of the tower.
geffers7 Plus
6 45 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 9:52AM
Great night view Dave - especially with the Shard in view.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 10:24AM
Fantastic low light image, great pov and composition, I like this a lot.

achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
14 Aug 2012 11:06AM
Lets hope the Shard is not built on wood and clay Dave, any one know when the viewing area is open to the public? excellent composed and exposed capture, the blue orange and red blend together very well. you have exposed the shadow area just right also.


danbrann Plus
12 624 17
14 Aug 2012 11:55AM
Well recorded Dave and you have managed to get those verticals vertical...not easy with the 10-20 lens.
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 12:07PM
Another marvellous image Dave, perfect exposure, wonderful composition... I am so envious of these images! Nice one mate
14 Aug 2012 12:17PM
Dave, a stunning picture. Excellent colors, pov, dof and composition. Deep
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 12:38PM
Some wonderful reflected colours Dave - good write up and title too Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
14 Aug 2012 12:53PM
A super evening shot, Dave, wonderful colours, and captured just about the right time with some light still there in the sky Wink
Trev Smile
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
14 Aug 2012 1:11PM
A stunning low light shot, I like this a lot.

Best Matt
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 1:41PM
Love the coloured lights Dave - especially those reflected in the water.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 2:06PM
Great composition Dave.
The lights under the bridge add a special touch.
Your caption is inspired and I'd never picked up on those words.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
14 Aug 2012 2:49PM
delightful and exceptional colors!
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
14 Aug 2012 2:58PM
Wonderful colours and reflections, Dave, a great capture. Carol
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
14 Aug 2012 3:16PM
Such a beautiful shot with those lights, Dave Smile

CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 5:00PM
Well captured low light shot with superb colours in those reflections!
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 5:51PM
Such a fantastic night shot...again
envious every time I see
Dave you really do know exactly what and how to make these master pieces!!
14 Aug 2012 7:41PM
Dave, stunning and fantastic colour and detail as always should cover it when you do this type of shot, you always seem to get it just right.......

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
14 Aug 2012 7:41PM
Wonderful scene Dave.

carper123 Plus
4 927 8 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 7:53PM
Awesome image Dave, you really excell at these images, and always great camera settings info.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
7 10 10 England
14 Aug 2012 8:08PM
This is QUALITY.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
14 Aug 2012 8:19PM
With you there on the choice between bridge and moth, Dave.
Are you a bat...only come out after dark? Or a moth attracted by all the lights?

Another very fine image from this series, Dave, all of which have been top quality.

canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 8:25PM
Wonderful composition and lighting Dave
LexEquine 10 19 United States
14 Aug 2012 8:27PM
"Brilliant pov, perspective, Compo, & imaging parameters," Dave,...on this beautiful Night Scenic Image~~ Smile

Ciao~ Peter
clintQB 5 51 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 8:35PM
Expert usual Grin
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 9:27PM
Superbly done Dave
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
14 Aug 2012 9:37PM
Beautiful night time scene
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Aug 2012 9:45PM
fantastic colours... London looks so good in your pictures.
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 9:50PM
Lovely compostion Dave and such great colours, Peter..
Ayoob 5 Australia
15 Aug 2012 1:09AM
Excellent low light image capture, beautiful colours and presentation,Dave.........GrinGrinGrin
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 8:38AM
Another superb image! Smile As for giving my 8 year old my slr to play with...not a chance, it's my back-up camera Tongue
15 Aug 2012 11:02AM
excellent Dave love the colours fine work

15 Aug 2012 1:39PM
What a stunner, Dave!!!!!!!! Simply, I envy youTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!! AniaWink
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 2:04PM
Fantastic colours Dave, great shot! You have uploaded a moth? off to take a peekWink
15 Aug 2012 2:34PM
Fantastic low light image
xwang 7 55 8
15 Aug 2012 9:33PM
Superb light control, Dave... love the water reflection. Wonderful work!Smile
16 Aug 2012 11:19AM
Beautiful night view!Smile
Regards Valery
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 9:50PM
Love that mix of blue and red light on the bridge Dave. Inspiring me to have another trip down to the QEII at Dartford. If you fancy an evening over there drop me a PM.
CHRISB911 10 54 1
16 Aug 2012 11:40PM
a quality shot in all aspects Dave
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 6:17PM
Wow that's so dramatic Dave. Great compo and colours. paul
Jat_Riski 8 87 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 6:00PM
Fantastic night shot, Dave.
24 Aug 2012 8:45PM
Great shot Dave


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