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Sees The Sun Going Down.....

By Jasper87  
.... guess that makes me the Fool On The Hill, the hill being a grassy knoll in front of the Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park, London. This is the second in the 'sun setting' series taken at 5.59pm, six minutes after the first . Sunset was officially 5.46pm. I won't put a link in to the song... you're probably all singing it in your heads by now anyway! TongueGrin Exposed for the bridge and fill in light used at the Raw stage to put a bit of detail back into foreground.

Iso 200, f16, 1sec, 24mm, tripod and remote.


Tags: Sunset London Thames Low light Landscape and travel Albert bridge

Voters: PhillipMinnis, saeidNL, johnke and 112 more

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
8 Mar 2013 8:48AM
Such a delightful scene you have captured here Dave !! Excellent !!

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johnke 5 223 15
8 Mar 2013 8:49AM
Well Dave this is exceptional work, all the detail and fantastic composition, the light Wow...John
8 Mar 2013 8:56AM
Another delightful image, Dave, which has captured the time of day so well!
As ever, there is just so much to see in this picture!

Battersea Park? Spot on timing catching a lovely sky with the last of the light. Rule of thirds in there with of course leading lines with the winding path taking your eye through the picture. Great planning with the sky as of late they have been dull and flat. Regards Russell
8 Mar 2013 8:57AM
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 9:03AM
It's funny how a passing word can set the brain in motion. Mine usually moves sideways. I don't know the song: anything composed after about 1750 is a bit modern for me, after all; but a shot from a grassy knoll is another matter entirely.
Much prefer this one to the one I was thinking about.
Love your composition with the winding path which ensures the bridge doesn't dominate excessively.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 9:22AM
You've done it again!! Not just another amazing image - but put a song in my head that will be here all day!! Tongue
Fantastic composition, great detail - very well captured!

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Mar 2013 9:27AM
A beautiful low light image, Dave, well composed and captured. And yes, it's going round and round in my head now Wink Carol
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
8 Mar 2013 9:34AM
Another lovely sunset scene... well done Dave.

8 Mar 2013 9:37AM
This is even better than yesterday's! Quite beautiful!
charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 10:12AM
A beauty Dave.

Alda 5 70 30 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 10:17AM
Beautiful light - lovely image. A bit of beauty in an ugly city (sorry, but I really don't like London lol) Grin
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 10:20AM
Another superb evening light image
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 10:21AM
Stunning again............ Fool on the hill?...........No I dont know that oneWinkBlush
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 10:47AM
Fantastic image Dave.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Mar 2013 10:53AM
A fine balance with the lamp post adding a right vertical, balancing with the trees on the left: marvellous amount of detail in the shady f/g which staggers me really.
Fine work again in every way, Dave.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 11:11AM
So beautifully composed as near to perfection as one can get, moving from dusk in the f/g to light in the b/g I really like this picture, would look good on canvas Dave and placed on your wallSmile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
8 Mar 2013 11:17AM
Detail throughout Dave and that well positioned subtle path leading us into the heart of the matter. Great compositional skill.
Nice sunset Davenport. Well done.
8 Mar 2013 11:19AM
Six minutes later and the difference is obvious, Dave. More gentle and sweet colours. I love this change of colour, made minute by minute during the sunset!
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
8 Mar 2013 11:21AM
You make London look so nice..............nice lights.........GrinGrinGrinGrin
8 Mar 2013 11:22AM
fine capture
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
8 Mar 2013 11:28AM
Nailed it !! Dave.
8 Mar 2013 11:31AM
Another great bridge image! We hardly take pics from this side in that part of London. It's a great viewpoint with magnificent light Dave.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 11:41AM
Lovely zig-zag lead in and the colours play a major part in making this an appealing image.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
8 Mar 2013 11:53AM
Great composition and wonderful colours in this fine low light image.

Best Matt
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
8 Mar 2013 12:00PM
Lighting is super here Dave with a meandering path leading you through the frame.


franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 12:05PM
Another outstanding low light image Dave.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 12:05PM
The magical time, when the sun has set, the street lights come on, but it isn't actually dark yet. Very subtle, both the dusk and the meandering curves, then the bright lights for zest.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
8 Mar 2013 12:19PM
Glorious light and beautiful composition Dave. I like the reflections on the railings; they really add to the composition.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
8 Mar 2013 12:57PM
Excellent detail in the dark areas
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Mar 2013 1:16PM
Another fine capture from this location, Dave - like how the railings and path wind their way through the image towards the bridge Smile
Trev Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
8 Mar 2013 1:20PM
Truly a beautiful time of day, with magical light. I recognize the spot from your previous upload. Very much like the crop on this one.

1881 6 India
8 Mar 2013 4:17PM
EXCELLENT ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, EXCELLENT.

LexEquine 11 19 United States
8 Mar 2013 4:32PM
'Gorgeous Shot!' ~ LEx Wink
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 4:52PM
brilliant comp dave wonderful days end colours belting light a cracker nice one Wink
8 Mar 2013 5:01PM
Painting by light, great.
maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
8 Mar 2013 5:06PM
Wonderful low light image.GrinGrinGrin
Nice placements of the lamp posts Dave, very nice sky good timing and well framed. Good low light capture

8 Mar 2013 5:12PM
Beautifully balanced comp, Dave
8 Mar 2013 5:30PM
Excellent Dave. And follows on very well from one of my portrait titles, 'The Eyes in Her Hair' Smile

John Smile
capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 5:49PM
Lovely light and the comp is great.Smile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 5:50PM
An image which would work superbly as an oil...

Regards Nathan Grin
8 Mar 2013 6:37PM
Fantastic shot Dave, the colours are stunning, very nice Smile
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 6:40PM
Great work Dave
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 6:54PM
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 7:38PM
Another absolute gem Dave
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 7:42PM
"He knows that they're the fools", because they don't get amazing pictures like thisGrin!
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
8 Mar 2013 8:52PM
Stunning image!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
8 Mar 2013 10:15PM
What an elegant image, Dave! A fine work, indeed!
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 11:26PM
Well,I don't know what else to write that nobody had all ready Dave, te lo pondre en mi idioma para que sea diferente. Una imagen muy bonita con mucho detalle, preciosa.GrinGrinBlush
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 1:53AM
Nice light captured.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
9 Mar 2013 8:19AM
It's all been said so here is a vote!!

jackyp 6 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 8:25AM
Dave this is absolutely beautiful , superb light and composition Grin
CHRISB911 12 54 1
9 Mar 2013 9:00AM
one of your finest mate a cracking capture, love the s curve easing you into the frame, incredable light you have in this one
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 10:36AM
Humblebee 5 1 England
9 Mar 2013 12:53PM
A lot to see in this shot, Dave, and as usual an excellent low light capture ... Carol Grin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 4:57PM
A superb composition but the work you have done on the foreground is excellent, the tones and lighting have been tweaked just enoughWinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
9 Mar 2013 7:24PM
I know the song...................tis true tha knows...............SmileSmile
milky 14 Wales
10 Mar 2013 3:02AM
Stunning----Milky GarybWink
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 11:36AM
Stunning image!! Pleasure to make this #100 SmileSmile
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 9:48PM
Great song great image and thanks for the reminder. Paul
11 Mar 2013 8:36AM
A superb shot Dave..Lin
Ayoob 6 Australia
12 Mar 2013 1:05PM
I like this very much the power of the lighting matches the scene.
Well done. WesternRed.
Really great low light shot.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Mar 2013 10:41PM

Quote:The magical time, when the sun has set, the street lights come on, but it isn't actually dark yet. Very subtle, both the dusk and the meandering curves, then the bright lights for zest.

Summed up so eloquently by Moira, you've captured the end of the day perfectly
It just looks like a painting. Wonderful. Dave
21 Mar 2013 8:39PM
Dave, lovely image...............great lighting.


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