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Silver & Gold

By Jasper87  
Build it up with silver and gold,...........

Silver and gold will be stolen away,
Stolen away, stolen away,
Silver and gold will be stolen away,
My fair Lady.

The third and final 'London Bridge' for now... (not immediately visible, but the bus is on it!).

By the 1300s the bridge contained 140 shops, some of which were more than three stories high. The reference to Silver and Gold in the rhyme relates to the trading which was conducted on the bridge. London Bridge survived the Great Fire of London in 1666 but its arches and foundations were weakened. Buildings with thatched roofs were subsequently banned in London and this was only lifted with the construction of the New Globe Theater in 1994.

Iso 400, f11, 1/320s, 20mm, tripod and remote release. (High Iso because I wanted to keep the bus still with a high shutter speed and I was bracketing exposures, the sun was sinking fast and the buses were quite spaced out).

Many thanks for your response to "Iron & Steel", and to Paul and Lin for their valued UAs. Helen... yes, you were quite correct with the title!.


Tags: Sunset London Low light London bridge River thames Landscape and travel

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20 Aug 2012 7:07AM
Dave !!! Amazing image .... How did u catch the light through the window of the bus ..... impressive Smile

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marktc Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 7:07AM
Becoming a habit this! Marvellous image Dave, great light on the clouds and the crowning glory... The bus! Perfect! Have a UA!
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
20 Aug 2012 7:12AM
This is brilliant,I love the light through the busSmileSmileSmileSmile
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
20 Aug 2012 7:13AM
A superb image, Dave, perfect composition with the sun shining through the bus windows, wonderful Tongue Carol
cabbie Plus
10 31 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 7:22AM
Well captured image spot on

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
20 Aug 2012 7:31AM
Shortlisted!! Just fantastic ~ nothing more to say.

franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 7:46AM
Another superb low light shot Dave.

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 7:55AM
Brilliantly timed to get the bus in front of the sun. A superb composition Dave.
What a beautiful scene. With the reflections in the buildings and a wonderful sunset.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1852 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 7:59AM
The string of lights on the left is amazing! Great composition.
I like this one Dave as it has created texture on sky and reflection. Composition excellent.
Light, well a lot of dark area. Well done. WesternRed.
Tibetan 5 3 England
20 Aug 2012 8:10AM
No trouble spotting the bus like it nicely lit up, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
20 Aug 2012 8:33AM

20 Aug 2012 8:46AM
you left the best for last ... nice one
20 Aug 2012 8:46AM
You have captured the silver and gold within, what a marvelous image, which would look great on hanging on the wall ... Carol Grin
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 8:52AM
Fabulous. I endorse all the above.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 9:17AM
Quite a unique capture I am certain with the light coming through the bus - well deserved U.A. from me too SmileSmile
Seems a more secure bridge than the last one - though not sure if the silver and gold are quite as secure these days - chuffed to get the title right - I look forward to "stones so strong" when you return to bridges SmileSmile
Great timing Dave, like the comp great detail through out the whole image, the bus just adds that xfactor to a superb low light capture, good job well done I say..

KingBee Plus
11 525 2 Scotland
20 Aug 2012 9:51AM
A superb image by any stretch, Dave. As has been said, the timing to get the sun coming through the bus is unbelievably precise. Might as well bung in a UA while I'm at it .......... Wink


rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 9:53AM
Excellent image again, Dave great timing with the sun striking through the bus. But what is thing you have with bridges?Grin

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
20 Aug 2012 10:19AM
Superb, Dave.
20 Aug 2012 10:32AM
fine work here excellent timing as well love the light on the clouds all awards well deserved

Leilani Plus
13 29 3 England
20 Aug 2012 11:02AM
Excellent timing Dave! I would have to be permanently camped out at that river to get a shot like this! Fabulous capture Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 11:07AM
A wonderful composition.
the sky was very kind to you in achieving this image.
I love the lamps and lights at left hand side.
20 Aug 2012 11:10AM
Now that's a one off if ever I saw one. Brilliant timing and excellent camerawork.
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 11:21AM
Marvellous Dave, just marvellous!! Perfect timing!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
20 Aug 2012 11:58AM
100 out of 20 for the right moment to press the shutter Dave, the composition and time of day also top marks, overall should get loads of awards, would have got mine but not until next Sat.


Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 12:21PM
Stunning Dave, The sun shining through the bus is amazing, but the reflections on the buildings on the left are wonderfulGrin Its a GemGrinGrin
MalcolmM Plus
12 843 5 Scotland
20 Aug 2012 12:23PM
All said above. Superb.
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
20 Aug 2012 12:30PM
A tremendous shot Dave.
Great capture with the light on the bus.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 12:35PM
Great capture. The comp and light are perfect. A fantastic image!Grin
20 Aug 2012 12:59PM
Superb image Dave. Beautiful sky, London landmarks and the double decker bus perfectly captured in front of the sun.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Aug 2012 1:23PM
A superb night shot, capture and finshed with an accomplished skill!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
20 Aug 2012 3:09PM
A real beauty this, Dave, and perfectly timed to get the setting sun shining through the bus Wink And that sky's just super...think I might just have to part with my UA, too, on this one Smile
Trev Smile
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 3:40PM
Fabulous capture Dave.
20 Aug 2012 4:09PM
Superb capture Dave,wonderful timing,well done..Lin
A striking image, Dave. Nice composition and POV. Deep
Great composition and marvelous light (and perfect timing with the bus positioning).

zapar40 Plus
7 66 5 Wales
20 Aug 2012 5:53PM
superb Dave, nicely timed.
20 Aug 2012 5:56PM
Stunning image, Dave.
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
20 Aug 2012 6:31PM
Great positioning of the bus, tames the sun very well.

danbrann Plus
13 636 17
20 Aug 2012 7:30PM
What a cracker...
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
20 Aug 2012 8:54PM
A fantastic low-light sun shot.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 9:30PM
Already been said SUPERB IMAGE
carper123 Plus
6 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 9:33PM
Hi Dave, another fantastic image in your series, and thanks again for your camera settings and info, still cant get my head around this low light shot, capturing the bus and people so still in the frame and getting the exposure correct. Sad Awesome Dave.SmileSmile
Well deserved awards as well.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
20 Aug 2012 9:33PM
This is beautiful, amazing how you got the light coming through the bus windows...well done
20 Aug 2012 9:53PM
Beautiful and stunning image Dave. All the awards says it all.
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 10:29PM
Nice one Dave
21 Aug 2012 1:07AM
Fanstastic comp Dave, very strong detail again, and a most dramatic looking much did you pay the driver on the bus to stop Very nice work.

Thanks for pointing out issue with my lily,

jdinne 14 16 England
21 Aug 2012 12:39PM
Superb again Dave. Like what you have done with the bus adds real impact. Lights down the left look great as does the light reflecting on the buildings and the colour in the sky brilliant.

21 Aug 2012 1:05PM
A great image
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
21 Aug 2012 1:21PM
Good work with this Dave, like your timing and the golden light too
Regards Richard
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
21 Aug 2012 3:59PM
Holy COW. Look at the light, sky, and reflections!!! This is magNIFicent, Dave...

Trev_B Plus
11 151 68 England
21 Aug 2012 8:35PM
Gorgeous light in the sky Dave... brillll.

21 Aug 2012 9:19PM
Superb shot and excellent timing to get that light coming through the bus windows. You deserve all the awards you have got here Dave. Moira
21 Aug 2012 9:53PM
Lovely composition and a stunning shot, Peter..
gary_d Plus
10 576 13 Wales
21 Aug 2012 11:38PM
Awards falling off the page and all so deserved, this is magnificent. - gary
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 7:53AM
A very nice low light image with lots of awards...
Great work...

22 Aug 2012 10:49AM
I like the frame around the sun, smashing shot.
Ridgeway Plus
11 222 2 Ireland
22 Aug 2012 4:31PM
Great title, Brilliant timing..
Brilliant image, love the light through the bus
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 9:19PM
When your eye discovers the sunlight shining through the bus window you just have to smile. Inspired stuff Dave and well deserving of all the Awards.
At the risk of being accused of throwing myself under the bandwagon please accept yet another UA
22 Aug 2012 9:55PM
Wanted to award this..but am too late it seems :-(

What as tunner, your twilight /dusk photography is outstanding and equal to anyones !!!

On the award front...........I donl;t think you could have fitted any more on this page anway....well done!!!

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 8:21AM
Superb quality, timing, light and composition... What an amazing image... BRAVO! IB
Your evening urban landscapes are simply amazing, Dave!
Regards Valery
another in a great set of London images
24 Aug 2012 11:28AM
Love the way you've timed the sun just behind the bus. magical. paul
Superb shot Dave, wonderful light.

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
24 Aug 2012 11:58PM
Well timed ,great colour and light .
28 Aug 2012 4:37PM
'Beautiful Scenic Shot!' ~ LEx
Wow!!! Awesome shot!!
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
22 Sep 2012 8:16PM
A fantastic night shot, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received
A superb night capture. Thank you for the capture's detail

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