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Paddington Bare!

By Jasper87  
Not quite bare... there's one guy on the barge and a ghost walking up the ramp! I took my tripod out for a walk on Saturday with the intention of trying long exposures at Little Venice, bright clear skies put an end to that so I wandered down the canal to the new development at Merchants' Square for twilight time. This is looking East along the basin with St Mary's Hospital on the right for those interested.

ISO100, f11, 5secs @ 31mm, tripod and remote. Apologies for lack of exif on my last, now rectified.


Tags: London Night Paddington Blue hour Landscape and travel Merchant square Low-light

Voters: ColleenA, MariaElaine, PhilT2 and 84 more

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ColleenA Plus
7 419 6 Australia
15 Dec 2014 10:46AM
An excellent shot Dave, just love the lights...what a great development

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15 Dec 2014 10:46AM
Love the depth of the reflection and the colours
Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
15 Dec 2014 10:59AM
An amazing image Dave !! Superbly captured !!
15 Dec 2014 11:02AM
apologies not accepted Dave totally unacceptable behaviour take yourself into the corner and give yerself a good talking too ...oh and by the way nae a bad image very pleasing result TongueWink

barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 11:02AM
You have caught it well
5 seconds...
franken Plus
16 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 11:27AM
Beautiful low light capture Dave.

CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
15 Dec 2014 11:54AM
Great title, great capture, Dave.
15 Dec 2014 12:06PM
A superb low light capture, Dave!
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 12:10PM
My dad was brought up in Paddington, I should think he wouldn;t recognise it as it is today.

Great night image as has always been the case with you Dave..great stuff.

Gareth Smile
15 Dec 2014 12:27PM
Well, Skipton's certainly changed a lot since I was last there......oh....sorry, my mistake BlushBlushBlushTongue
8 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 1:46PM
I love the clarity and depth of your image Dave.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
15 Dec 2014 1:55PM
Another excellent low light shot from you, Dave. Absolutely wonderful. Reminds me again Michael Hamburger's poem called "Paddington Canal" which I translated into Turkish and published with a few others from him.. I can only quote a few lines for the poem now. Hope you like it.

Of a reversed Atlantis wisely built
To catch and to transform
The wasted substance of our daily acts,
Accommodate our mad and lovely doubles
In a more graceful city timelessly.
rayme330 7 17 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 2:17PM
A wonderful night time shot Dave, and what I like most about it is the contrasting life-styles. The relative calm of the houseboats on the canal, the luxury apartments, and the implied frenetic pace of the illuminated offices.

almiles 9 38 102 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 2:25PM
Very high tech feel to this with all the steel and lights, the barges make an interesting contrast to that!
15 Dec 2014 4:39PM
A wonderful, sparkly picture but somewhere I would hate to live. It's looks a bit futuristic compared with our little village.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 4:52PM
A splendid capture and an interesting and different view of London
15 Dec 2014 5:20PM
Great title and image Dave, it's almost like day and Night in one shot.

Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 5:25PM
A excellent evening capture Dave, great titleSmile

paulb20 Plus
12 12 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 5:27PM
Outstanding capture Dave.
andylea2 Plus
5 16 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 5:48PM
Brilliant detail and light Dave Wink
Philip_H 7 12 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 6:00PM
An incongruous mix but a great image with strong lead in.

richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
15 Dec 2014 6:35PM
A great time of the day that you have captured so well Dave. Excellent composition!
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 7:11PM
capto Plus
7 5.7k 11 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 7:30PM
A well balanced exposure and composition.Smile

danbrann 14 640 17
15 Dec 2014 7:34PM
So sharp and the composition is great. All the ingredients for a goodun.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 8:57PM
Brilliant detail and what a great shot
where's Paddington? other side perhapesWink
15 Dec 2014 9:59PM
Another excellent capture Dave, you do make London look great..Lin
gerainte1 5 43 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2014 10:14PM
Great light and details really feel the depth.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
16 Dec 2014 2:06AM
makes me want to walk out in the night in a city--brilliant!
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2014 2:34AM
Oh my! The light!! The colours!!!
You really are a master of street photography Dave... Grin
Lively, engaging composition. There is a lot to think about the contents in this image...
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
16 Dec 2014 3:49AM
This will show up my ignorance of the London scene, but I had no idea that there was a canal running across this part of the City until I saw this image and then consulted Google Maps.
A fine urban landscape captured at that time of day when the lights are on yet there is still blue in the sky.
A lovely composition and exposure is spot on, as is detail, Dave.
So crisp and clear, and as Isobel has said, the colours are superb.
And what a nice title too.
phillG Plus
13 201 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2014 7:02AM
A stunning scene beautifully captured
Richsr 12 91 223 England
16 Dec 2014 10:48AM
Good timing with the evening light and details and tones too Dave.
Andrew_Hurley 13 71 73 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2014 1:51PM
A stunning shot, full of interest and colour, lead-in lines and reflections. Thanks for sharing.

Funny enough I watched Paddington at the weekend. What a great film, very funny in parts too!

TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
16 Dec 2014 2:40PM
A cracking detailed night shot, Dave Smile
Trev Smile
16 Dec 2014 2:48PM
A wonderful night time shot
16 Dec 2014 9:07PM
Amazing night shot with superb clarity and light.
16 Dec 2014 9:19PM
A lovely night time shot with beautiful colour and detail well done.
jasonrwl Plus
9 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2014 10:56PM
Superbly done Dave. No exposure comp? WinkWink
17 Dec 2014 11:33AM
Another superb shot.
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
17 Dec 2014 1:13PM
The architecture seen in a different light here Dave.
Good shot.
17 Dec 2014 4:01PM
Excellent low light images with great clarity ! SmileSmileSmile Jukka.
PaulMillar 8 83 2 Scotland
18 Dec 2014 7:45AM
Cracker Dave, love the detail and lighting....have a great Christmas mate.

Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2014 12:09PM
Still not wrote my Christmas cards DaveSad........
fancy a marmalade sandwich nowGrinGrin
7 3 8 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2014 9:23PM
Great detail and interest throughoutGrin
kenwil 8 354 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2014 1:44PM
amazing architectural shot full of interest and colour. all the best kenwil
gajewski 14 10 9 United States
21 Dec 2014 6:51AM
What a wonderful blue hour shot, Dave.

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