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Messing About On The River

By Jasper87  
Back down to the Thames again - messing about on the river down by 'ammersmiff' Bridge (Hammersmith to you posh folk!). I set myself a challenge to capture 5 different (and uploadable) images in one visit. Failed.... I got 6! So BOGOF for the first upload. My personal favourite is v2 - has a regal/imperial look to it (gold & selenium toning) but v2 has the impact therefore lead image today.

Both taken on tripod with remote Grin

My thanks to Josh MacRae for the title and music.


Tags: London River thames Landscape and travel Hammersmith Bridge

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13 Sep 2013 6:33AM
Colour for me, a lovely image.


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13 Sep 2013 6:37AM
2 crackers, Dave, with V2 edging it for me this morning.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Sep 2013 6:39AM
I love them both, Dave, excellent captures. Carol
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
13 Sep 2013 6:39AM
V2 for me all the way Dave !! Two lovely images !! Loved the song GrinGrinGrin
S_Psharma 5 1 India
13 Sep 2013 6:40AM
Both are outstanding images for me v1 is the winner.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
13 Sep 2013 6:46AM
I do like them both -- with the edge going to V2. Nice work, Dave.
13 Sep 2013 6:49AM
A really stunning view, Dave. Both versions are super but I go for the colour this morning SmileSmile

To me V1 is miles in front with impact. It has tha magic hour light beautiful colour great detail and wonderful reflection. Well done Dave.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 7:16AM
Two crackers Dave - V1 for me - the colour, the light and the comp all create a superb view. Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 7:16AM
2 great images Dave,Smile interesting toneing on V2, Gold and Selenium.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 7:24AM
Love the POV in V2 but it has to be the high impact colour version 1 for me.
ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
13 Sep 2013 7:40AM
Two superb captures Dave, both worthy of their own the colours in V1 and the sepia tones in V2....fancy setting yourself a challengeGrinGrinGrin
V 2 for me. Lived in Chiswick as a boy so happy memories. Si.
jdinne 14 16 England
13 Sep 2013 7:49AM
Hmmm they are both excellent compositions and I would usually prefer colour but V2 Dave is stunning it has me transfixed, perfection and gets my humble UA.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Sep 2013 7:50AM
The composition in V 1 is perfect, Dave, with the rowers so well placed in the frame/scene: and I do have to agree with you re. V 2 and your own beautifully composed once again and the processing applied had given a truly beautiful image.
13 Sep 2013 7:51AM
Two excellent images Dave. I favour V1 the colour image
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 7:54AM
I do like V2...
Great set..

Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 7:58AM
Two excellent images, V2 for me by a very small margin.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
13 Sep 2013 8:02AM
With the full meaning of the word, SUPERB, Dave, both are. A great pleasure to see.
The landscape format of V1 is my favourite Dave. I also echo RonneiAG comments above.
13 Sep 2013 8:06AM
Fine compositions Dave, V1 a bit special,
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
13 Sep 2013 8:17AM
As ever with your work Dave beautifully composed have a leaning towards No. 2 which I am sure would look special in print.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 8:43AM
I kinda guessed whose this was from the thumb print, Dave. Two wonderful shots, V1 being my favourite with its excellent composition. That rowing boat perfectly positioned in the frame.

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
13 Sep 2013 9:03AM
Two wonderful and fantastic images.very well done,
moiral 7 12 Scotland
13 Sep 2013 9:11AM
Love them both Dave. Great sky and reflections in V1, and love the comp and tones in 2. Superb work. Moira
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 9:22AM
Unusually for me I go for colour. V1 has the contrast between here and there.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 9:26AM
Two lovely imagesSmile

woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 9:27AM
So you exceeded your remit, Dave!
My preference is for V1, for the reflection and the ripples as well as the composition. V2 composition and toning are interesting, but I'm no great fan of smooth water except in my whisky glass Blush

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 10:00AM
Both are excellent Dave and version 2 wins it for me.

Excellent messing Dave, has to be v1 stunning in every way.
13 Sep 2013 10:22AM
Both excellent Dave with V2 having the edge 2 very fine captures 6 in total a good outing indeed not bad for 8hrs work TongueWink

ah did the Bellamy voice unplugged Dave
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
13 Sep 2013 10:23AM
A very London image Dave, perfectly summing up the importance of our great river. It's uses, it's bridges and character, excellent !! Deserving of the awards too !!!!!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
13 Sep 2013 10:25AM
Lovely colours in v1 but I love the mood created in v2
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 11:12AM
A beautiful scene with such clarity and vibrance.
Much as I like the toned version, I'm going for V1 and that wonderful colour.
Good choice of song today!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
13 Sep 2013 11:35AM
V1 for me Dave and I do like to see a simple catchline for separation from the background, like the tone of V2.


13 Sep 2013 11:48AM
V2 for me has a certain extra something. But both very good.
13 Sep 2013 12:09PM
Two super sharp and well composed images, Dave!
Both images are full of interest - I like both equally so half a vote each!!

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
13 Sep 2013 12:32PM
Either/o for me Dave.They are really god images both of which you should be exceedingly pleased.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 12:51PM
Two excellent compositions - I am divided so they will have to share my vote today!
13 Sep 2013 1:02PM
I love V1. I worked in Hammersmith for many years and we used to crawl down to the river for refreshments after a long day in the office. Have great memories, of time spent there.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
13 Sep 2013 1:39PM
Colour for me Dave.
And I am very posh and I do pronounce it Hammersmith.
The problem is,it sounds like 'ammersmiff when I have not got my false teeth in !!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 Sep 2013 1:54PM
Both beautiful shots Dave. V1 is probably my favourite, for interest and composition. V2 also has me wanting to walk over that bridge into the lovely town........Sandy
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 2:52PM
Super 2....
13 Sep 2013 3:05PM
brilliant shot
DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 3:29PM
Both of these are excellent images and I can't decide which I prefer!
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
13 Sep 2013 3:43PM
You certainly know how to show London in such good light!! Both are beautiful.

13 Sep 2013 3:55PM
Pure quality top shots
xwang 8 56 8
13 Sep 2013 3:55PM
I can't see anything dissatisfying on either of them...slightly prefer V2, maybe the treatment made the image a bit dreaming way. .Beautiful shots anyway...So BOGOF who doesn't like themGrin
13 Sep 2013 4:25PM
Great timing on V1 Dave, you waited til just the right moment. Just as well the Camera worked after your patience.

John Smile
myrab 11 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 6:18PM
2 super images Dave, couldn't possibly choose a favourite.

evelen 13 5 England
13 Sep 2013 6:35PM
two wonderful shots Dave.
13 Sep 2013 6:50PM
Fabulous compositions, especially V 2 !
13 Sep 2013 7:00PM
Like the radiating lines in V1 best, Dave and the inclusion of the rowers.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
13 Sep 2013 7:02PM
Oh my...BEAUTIFUL feel in V2 with that toning, Dave. I can see why it's your favourite.

I can also why V1 is's more scenic and picturesque, ya?

This is one of those rare moments where I can't decide which I prefer. Been mousing back and forth and the jury is still out.

Gorgeous duo Smile

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 7:03PM
Superb Dave - v2 for me! Takes me back to my days of running along the towpath!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 7:23PM
Flippin Nora Dave...... Both are Magnificent!!
I was going to give my award before I saw V2..... I want to give it twice! Cant choose a fave.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
13 Sep 2013 7:49PM
I love them both Smile
I was wondering when a bridge would make an appearance.. Hurrah. Two for the price of one!
Both excellent in composition, but V2 for me... Has an almost Gothic feel to it .. Very tone appealing.
Ps thanks for the horizon hint Blush
Mike_Smith Plus
10 472 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 8:22PM
I can see why you got all the awards, two really beautiful shots
saltireblue Plus
7 7.8k 33 Norway
13 Sep 2013 8:57PM
Two totally different images, so not able to call one a favourite. The reflection in v1 appeals, so does the toning of v2.
Mucking about by the river..we'll have you punting soon.Wink

13 Sep 2013 9:25PM
Two pleasing to the eye pictures, Dave! Excellent, maestro!Smile
Regards Valery
capto Plus
5 5.0k 8 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 10:05PM
Two excellent but very different images, both get a vote in their own right.Smile

Potra 4 Venezuela
13 Sep 2013 10:17PM

Quote:Two excellent but very different images, both get a vote in their own right.Smile


I am with Ivor, both images are great for different reasons. V1 for color and composition, and V2....ehem, ehem, color and composition...What a coincidence!SmileGrinWink
14 Sep 2013 12:31AM
Dave, that v2 is stunning mate......don't think words can some it up, need another look.....

14 Sep 2013 7:25AM
There should be a special award that bagged 4 or more UA. V1 alone has enough firepower.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 8:45AM
2 excellent images Dave - I do like the toning in v2 but v1 also excellent - cannot choose
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
14 Sep 2013 9:08AM
I ove the towers in v1 that brings in life

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 4:39PM
V1 is my favourite Dave, its fabulous but your pics always are greatSmile

thanks for the mod - my entry didnt get placed but was worth having a go, the prize is not huge so it really was for fun (25p for third and I didnt even get that) any prize we usually put back into the church fundWink
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 7:20PM
Thats a great bridge Dave. V2 is superb.
V1 great postcard, V2 great creative image. 2 out of 2 aint bad. Si
KingBee Plus
11 527 2 Scotland
15 Sep 2013 11:29AM
V1 is good, but v2 is an absolute stonker. It appeals to me greatly and, as you say, does have a regal look about it.


TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
15 Sep 2013 1:15PM
Two great images, Dave - but has to be V1 for me! Smile
Trev Smile
15 Sep 2013 1:48PM
You have that ,with the bridges, Dave! -- Excellent! ---- Jukka.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2013 7:07PM
Wow, the master of bridge photography has done it again, superb work, Dave, but I do like v2 for your pov and excellent processing, well done on the awards as well.
Nice one, my fiend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmileSmile
16 Sep 2013 8:08AM
Two brilliant shots Dave SmileSmile
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
17 Sep 2013 5:45PM

Quote:To me V1 is miles in front with impact. It has tha magic hour light beautiful colour great detail and wonderful reflection. Well done Dave.

Just wonderful with the wide view of that great bridge . Wonderful reflections , love the blue sky and the canoe . What an experience . Certainly does make a difference using a tripod & a remote . Everything is so pin sharp . Version 2 is very regal & old fashioned looking . xx
6 3 8 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 9:42PM
I love the oldie look on V2 which slightly edges it for meWink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Sep 2013 4:09PM
Two excellent and contrasting views of the bridge which both deserve their turn in the spotlight
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 1:06AM
Impressive and extraordinary work!
Both images are so very well produced and presented! Grin

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