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QEII - The Twilight Saga

By Jasper87  
Just on the border of your waking mind
There lies another time
Where darkness and light are one

And as you tread the halls of sanity
You feel so glad to be, unable to go beyond
I have a message from another time
.................. ELO

Another from an outing with Derek Hansen 6 weeks ago.

The QEII Bridge, or The Dartford River Crossing.

Iso400, f5.6, 152secs, @17mm. Tripod and remote. My first outing with the HiTech 10stop filter. When the light is failing anyway.. an exposure takes for ever GrinGrin


Tags: Night Low light Big stopper River thames Landscape and travel Qeii bridge

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:08AM
Awesome image Dave...stunning and worth the 10 stop filter Wink
perfectly exposed and the colours/tones exceptional

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18 Jul 2013 9:13AM
A stunning image Dave and very well captured
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:13AM
A fabulous angle and perfect exposure.
When I'm crossing the Dartford bridge it always feels much higher! But it's much less bad-tempered than the Tunnel on the way back.
18 Jul 2013 9:16AM
Super composition Dave and a perfect exposure,
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:16AM
Superb low light image here Dave.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
18 Jul 2013 9:22AM
Another of your absolutely superb night shots.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:33AM
152 secs.......whoah!!!!
Brilliant capture.....
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:36AM
Well worth the wait - such rich blue tones and lights captured to perfection.
A superb composition.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:41AM
Excellent image Dave, great colours.Smile Nice to see it like this rather than travelling over it!!!!!! used to do it nearly everday!!

18 Jul 2013 9:44AM
You have made my local bridge look stunning in the twilight Dave
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
18 Jul 2013 9:47AM

Quote:152 secs.......whoah!!!!
Brilliant capture.....

Quote:Another of your absolutely superb night shots.


Quote:Awesome image Dave...stunning and worth the 10 stop filter Wink
perfectly exposed and the colours/tones exceptional

WOW!!! what more can I say that has not been said above...awesome photographyGrinGrin
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
18 Jul 2013 9:49AM
This is excellent photography Dave !! They don't come better than this Smile
stuart1963 6 272 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:53AM
18 Jul 2013 9:55AM
Superb low light, lovely angles and excellent exposure, Dave.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Jul 2013 9:56AM
Composition, time of day, exposure and detail all coming together in a very fine low light shot, Dave: love the way the near tower fades into the darkness above.
Have no experience of this 10 stop filter but in your hands it has worked a treat.
A beautiful image in every sense.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 10:01AM
What can I possibly say that has not already been said Dave.

"Its the nuts, will do I suppose?"

REgards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Jul 2013 10:15AM
A superb night capture, Dave. Carol
18 Jul 2013 10:21AM
Nice shot Dave. Sky, lights, red bits on bridge.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
18 Jul 2013 10:24AM
Stunning scenery

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
18 Jul 2013 10:25AM
A fine low light shot Dave.
And that Bella in the Twilight Saga,
can bite my neck anytime she wished !!
18 Jul 2013 10:48AM
well worth the wait.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
18 Jul 2013 11:03AM
An immaculate shot, terrific compo and I love the elegant curve, Dave.
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 11:07AM
Very nice work dave.
cheers phil.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
18 Jul 2013 11:12AM
Dramatic, and the poem really suits the image.
Well done!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 11:52AM
top top shot dave a real stunner nice one Wink
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
18 Jul 2013 12:26PM
Its all been said Dave!! First class!!
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
18 Jul 2013 12:34PM
Lovely work Dave , cracking curve to the bridge." Blinking lights and revelations" springs tae mind SmileSmileSmile

18 Jul 2013 12:44PM
Another stunning long exposure shot, Dave!
As ever, an excellent composition and wonderful lighting.

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 12:51PM
The 10 stop has smoothed the water and blurred the clouds nicely Dave. Pity those stanchion lights were off though.
18 Jul 2013 1:11PM
Love this image - the dark colours, sparkle of lights and the curve all come together beautifully.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
18 Jul 2013 1:27PM
Beautiful reality of night. Feels like I'm right there looking up at that bridge........Sandy
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 1:28PM
WOW, WOW, WOW, thats a cracker Dave.
Regards, Alf.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 2:22PM
Stunning low light shot!
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 2:23PM
Magical as all your "bridgescapes" are!
18 Jul 2013 2:55PM
Awesome bridgeimage Dave ! ----- Jukka.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Jul 2013 3:31PM
Love how the lights carry your eye around the image!
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 4:08PM
Another brilliant evening light bridge image Dave. First time I heard of a 10stop filter, but I am very impress witl the results. I am very envy of your bridge shots. Hora del dia,tiempo y composicion , a la perfeccion
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 4:28PM
They have all nicked my adjectives Sad I have nothing left to say except to say, That's pretty Blush

I really love it!!!!

You can tell Jeff Lynn has a Yorkshire heritage, because who else but a Yorkshireman would greet you with E L O Tongue well I had to say something.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 4:44PM
Fantastic work Dave!
ELO...... Who are they?WinkTongueBlushGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Jul 2013 5:06PM
I knew that song from just reading the first line! My favourite band ever! I rather like this piccie a lot too, captured at just the right time of day - or rather, evening Smile Think I might just have to part with my UA here....Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 5:29PM
This is magic Dave - 152 secs is a looong time!
18 Jul 2013 5:38PM
Superb image Dave, love it.

John Smile
18 Jul 2013 6:05PM
Excellent capture Mr Blue Sky Smile

charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 7:21PM
Oh I do like this Dave...very much. It's a top bridge isn't it?!

myrab 11 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 7:59PM
Super, super image.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 8:59PM
Excellent low light image
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 9:00PM
Fantastic Dave - you are so good at these low light images
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
18 Jul 2013 9:15PM
A beautiful blue hour shot, Dave.
18 Jul 2013 9:17PM
Outstanding views, Dave! If I'm ever going to London, I beg for me please take a half hour to take such shotsSmile
Regards Valery
18 Jul 2013 10:24PM
Superb shot Dave,
Love the sweep of the bridge falling away... Superb composition.. Another excellent low light image to your p/f
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
18 Jul 2013 10:46PM
Rich tones Dave, congratulations on the awards !!
18 Jul 2013 10:56PM
So well captured .Love the graduationof colour and the lights. Just been chatting to our daughter on face book and I know it's so hot in London ! She's coming back to near the north pole for the weekend though !!! Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 11:57PM
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Jul 2013 12:09AM
beautiful lines, colours, well as Lynne has put it so welll Smile WOW!
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 12:24AM
Glorious image.
I love the way you have captured the proportions of the bridge.
This is emphasised by that beautiful blue sky. Well done Dave.
Gorgeous, great composition and light very well done!!!!SmileSmile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
19 Jul 2013 12:12PM
Excellent work here Dave, well done mucker...

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jul 2013 12:22PM
Gorgeous tones and colour Dave, and beautifully composed too.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
19 Jul 2013 12:52PM
When you come into this image after so many comments it really is difficult to add anything that has not already been said. But in a word I never ever use...Awsome..
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
19 Jul 2013 12:52PM
When you come into this image after so many comments it really is difficult to add anything that has not already been said. But in a word I never ever use...Awsome..
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 2:43PM
Stunning and congrats on the awards, very well deserved. The Hitech 10stop is as good as Lee one.
have a great weekend
xwang 9 56 8
19 Jul 2013 5:46PM
Excellently taken.. beautiful colour and light control. You've cracked it, Dave.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 9:38AM
Marvellous, this would sell big time.Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
20 Jul 2013 10:40AM
That filter is definitely in the right hands. This is STUNNING. Especially the colours and the little diamonds of light.

Well done, Dave GrinGrin

20 Jul 2013 8:54PM
A stunning image
20 Jul 2013 10:49PM
21 Jul 2013 3:45AM
Dave, stunning image the tones on the bridge legs are supper...........nice 5d....mmmmmm

6 3 8 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 10:28PM
A great pov, lovely colour tones and a great exposure. This is a stunner!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 5:48AM
WOW! Exquisite image,
loving the sillouete and the symmetrical wires against that lovely light... IB
22 Jul 2013 7:40AM
Stunning Dave Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 11:36AM
you are featured e2 piccy at the moment.
I am not at all surprised!
DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 8:25PM
Lovely colours, beautiful lighting, wonderful composition, superb image!
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 12:15PM
What a stunning image its superb and well done for being the featured image - Elizabeth xx
Potra 5 Venezuela
24 Jul 2013 5:50PM
Spectacular, I love handsome bridges.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 7:57AM
The colours are amazing and the bridge silhouette is so dramatic. paul
CHRISB911 12 54 1
25 Jul 2013 10:57PM
superb shot dave in everyway
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 11:05PM
great tones and comp Dave
27 Jul 2013 10:43AM
don't know how I missed this one Dave a cracker all awards well deserved

swanseamale47 10 124 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:14AM
Stunning shot mate.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 6:43PM
Look at what I miss when I go on hols! Great arrangment of the sihouette and the smooth water works very well with the open sky. The fairy light street lights really help pick out the details.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Aug 2013 11:30PM
A most impressive image of this magnificent structure, awesome is a very apt word to describe this photo
Bonico 8 Romania
28 Aug 2013 3:08PM
Very nice picture Dave. I like it. Good work!

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