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Knight on the Town

By Jasper87  
The Knight refers to St George's Wharf, the rather swanky development of residential flats with shops, bars and restaurants opposite. The big tower (St George's Tower would you believe) will be the largest residential building in the UK when completed.

The bridge is Vauxhall Bridge. It crosses the River Thames between Vauxhall on the south bank and Pimlico on the north bank. Opened in 1906, it replaced an earlier bridge, originally known as Regent Bridge but later renamed Vauxhall Bridge. It took eight years to build, was the first in London to carry trams and later (1968) one of the first two roads in London to have a bus lane (Park Lane was the other).

The building just over the bridge is the MI6 HQ... can't tell you anymore without having to kill you!!

Iso400, f11, 0.6secs, 10mm, tripod and remote release.


Tags: London Low light Landscape and travel Vauxhall Bridge St Georges Wharf Night River Thames

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fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
24 Sep 2012 7:21AM
I hope this image doesn't self destruct at the end of the day because it is a stunning example of excellent phhotographic expertise.


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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 7:22AM
Excellent capture Dave, great composition and wonderful reflections all matched only by a great narrative. Corker!
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Sep 2012 7:36AM
lovely reflections and colours.. just wonderful.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 7:52AM
totally awesome, the lights are beautiful and your work amazing
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 7:54AM
Fabulous low light image again Dave. Super reflections and sharp sharp sharp detail. Smile
nikshot 9 9 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 7:55AM
Super colour and light Dave, you write such a good narrative to go with this shot.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
24 Sep 2012 8:00AM
Absolutely magnificent. So clear. Beautifully done.
Interesting blurb too. Smile

I never do night photography but your pics make me want to get out. But not keen on carrying around tripod and expensive equipment at night alone.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 8:02AM
A rather informative History Lesson Dave, supported by a rather magnificent lowlight composition. "If I may be so bold as to challenge such an esteemed photographer?" I would have like to have seen a long exposure in order to remove the rather distracting movement on the river.

Regards Nathan
24 Sep 2012 8:06AM
Superfine image. I like the star of the light to the LHS. Deep
24 Sep 2012 8:07AM
If I were asked what city it is, I would not have guessed that this is London ... Beautiful shot, Dave!Smile
Regards Valery
24 Sep 2012 8:14AM
Another super, well composed night shot Dave,
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 8:31AM
you have starred again with this beauty
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 8:32AM
I do so like to have the info - super light Dave.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
24 Sep 2012 8:48AM
Love your description...........very informative..........dread to think how much an apartment in the tower will cost..........could fill it with bankers or footballers!!!!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 9:22AM
Another really excellent low light scene here Dave.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Sep 2012 9:38AM
Informative narrative to go along with your fine low light shot, Dave, and captured while there was still colour in the sky.
Nice coloured reflections.
Well done. WesternRed.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 9:54AM
Good use of a Saturday evening WinkWink
The colours are terrific Dave Smile
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 9:56AM
Fabulous low light image, I love the reflections.

Another brilliant image, great colours and shutter control.

Nice one Dave. Grin


KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
24 Sep 2012 10:03AM
I'm always knocked out by your skill in the area of night photography (and others, of course), and this certainly doesn't disappoint.


Humblebee 6 1 England
24 Sep 2012 10:05AM
An image of a futuristic city if ever there was one - the detail is once again Dave, fantastic, and I love the river movement ... Carol Grin
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
24 Sep 2012 10:11AM

Quote:A rather informative History Lesson Dave, supported by a rather magnificent lowlight composition. "If I may be so bold as to challenge such an esteemed photographer?" I would have like to have seen a long exposure in order to remove the rather distracting movement on the river.

Regards Nathan

Isn't it strange how different people view the same image and manage to see things from such a different viewpoint! I rather like the fact there's a little movement in the Thames, after all, one assumes it was moving!! Enjoyed the info as well as this stunning low-light capture.

Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 10:13AM
Very nicely exposed and composed Dave.

GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 10:18AM
Fabulous clarity!

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
24 Sep 2012 11:03AM
Do you think the St Georges Tower will be occupied by spies! Perfect viewpoint of MI6 from there, excellent night capture again Dave.


9 10 10 England
24 Sep 2012 11:34AM
You do this type of potography so well Dave - hope everyone views it large for full impact.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
24 Sep 2012 11:41AM
I wouldn't have known it was London !
Very well done Dave.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
24 Sep 2012 11:42AM
How the other half lives eh?........Good image!

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
24 Sep 2012 11:44AM
A great combination of lens, shutter speed and photographer have produced an exquisite image. A captivating skyline.
debu 8 India
24 Sep 2012 12:12PM
Excellent capture.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 12:14PM
Very well balanced composition with the the Knight top right
and those wonderful reflections bottom left.
24 Sep 2012 12:47PM
A great night shot. Super compo, nice light still in the sky, no 'burn outs', good reflections. Well taken. Do I need to say "I like it"?! GrinGrin

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Sep 2012 12:52PM
A cracking night shot, Dave, with super reflections in the Thames Wink
Trev Smile
xwang 9 56 8
24 Sep 2012 1:36PM
Beautiful light control, wonderful colour and excellent detail.. superb! i'm sure you were watchedGrin
Very good comp Dave, nice colours well exposed, you have these low light captures done to a fine tee.

Tibetan 6 3 England
24 Sep 2012 1:59PM
To think I was born not far from there would not know it now! so built up to what it was, a fine photo Dave I'd know the bridge anywhere but that's about all! nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
24 Sep 2012 2:07PM
Fabulous night shot! Love the reflections!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Sep 2012 2:22PM
A most splendid night capture!
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 2:51PM
I would have recongnise the bridge, but have never seen thouse building.Obviously you know your History very well. Grate image Dave.
24 Sep 2012 3:17PM
Wow another stunning shot dave love the lighting
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Sep 2012 3:47PM
A first class night capture, Dave. Carol
great reflextion and great colours well done.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 4:25PM
A superb low light capture and wonderful narrative to accompany it!
moiral 8 12 Scotland
24 Sep 2012 4:37PM
I like the composition of this shot. Shows up the lovely colourful reflections on the water. Have to disagree with Nathan re the water movement though, like it as is. As usual, I love the light flares Grin. Moira
Wendyp 6 England
24 Sep 2012 5:30PM
A beautiful nighttime shot, very nicely detailed.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 6:01PM
Such an incredible night shot, you make London look beautiful, love everything about it.
24 Sep 2012 6:31PM
A really incredible image Dave. A+++++
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 7:05PM
Spot on exposure.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
24 Sep 2012 8:11PM
Lovely colour and reflections
24 Sep 2012 8:45PM
Colourful and beautiful low light image Dave there's a man on the second floor in MI6 HQ holding a open top secret file and i can't read it, so it must be a bit out of focus
or i need new glasses. Please don't kill me i'm not a spy but Tory Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell said i was a bloody Pleb. GrinTongueWink but he denied he called be that. Grin

Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 9:04PM
Wonderful capture containing great colours.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 9:09PM
Technical excellence again, Dave.

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 9:11PM
Another belter Dave processed perfectly love the colours and the street lights.Smile
24 Sep 2012 9:24PM
Looking good to me, Dave. Well done!
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 9:29PM
Terrific image Dave - well composed and reflections to die for.
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 9:32PM
High-rise by any other name, but not posh enough ...! Very high marks for the image. Superb !

24 Sep 2012 10:06PM
Missed the uploads for 15 days. saw all the awesome pics including this masterpiece.
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 10:07PM
Another beauty Dave, Peter..
24 Sep 2012 11:57PM
Dave, fine tones and a nice rich feel to this one, great detail at lowlight.......brings together a great composition and I like the star burst on the lights.

25 Sep 2012 5:59AM
Beautiful reflection, Dave!!!!!!!! Stunning again!!!!!! AniaWink
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2012 6:24AM
Great cityscape image and I like the contrast between that bridge (named after a car plant I think Wink ) which is quaint and the very sci fi appearances of the new builds. Colour in the sky still, mixed with artificial lighting, coupled with water reflections, your timing is excellent. The reflection of the building under construction helps keep the water in the frame and complements the bridge on the other side. I wonder how many floors the KGB have rented in that tower?!!
another in a set of London at night ....all great
25 Sep 2012 7:34PM
Impressive image Dave.

25 Sep 2012 8:04PM
Superb image and reflections Dave,well done..Lin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 9:33AM
nothing but exquisite this one Dave
truly amazing
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 10:28AM
A very special image produced here Dave!
Absolutely faultless... GrinGrin
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 11:05AM
Top class work .excellent write up also ....Phil
26 Sep 2012 1:23PM
Sailed past this a couple of years ago and it's quite amazing that the MI 6 building is so prominent! Wonderful to see it all lit up!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
26 Sep 2012 1:47PM
Splendid colours here Dave.
And I did think about joining MI6.
But there was no way I wanted to spend my life selling fitted kitchens !!
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 4:45PM
Wow, your night shots of London are terrific. I have just looked through two pages of your Pf and find the shots are incredible. (No time for more tonight but will return).
This is yet another cracking shot and your descriptions are excellent.
Leilani 13 29 3 England
26 Sep 2012 6:49PM
Stunning capture. Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Sep 2012 7:20PM
All been said Dave, good work
Regards Richard
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
26 Sep 2012 9:25PM
Dave, a perfect "blue hour" shot. The reflected colours (my spell checker still doesn't like this spelling) are wonderful and I like your comp. as well.
Thanks for including the tech info. Your narrative about the bridge and this neighborhood is also quite interesting.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 12:29PM
I had missed this one Dave........................ So before I comment on todays...................
27 Sep 2012 7:10PM
Excellent capture, great composition and wonderful reflections
27 Sep 2012 8:26PM
Another superb night shot, like the stars on lights, colours and reflection

LexEquine 12 19 United States
30 Sep 2012 7:34PM
'Superlative & wonderful night Scenic Shot!' ~ LEx Wink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Oct 2012 6:41PM
A fantastic cityscape, such wonderful reflections of the bright night lights in the water
15 Oct 2012 7:40PM
Very sharp and punchy. Love it

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