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By Jasper87  
I tried to find out how many rivets there were without success!

Chelsea Bridge again... at night again Smile from the North Bank.

Iso100, 0.8s, f7.1, @20mm. Tripod and remote. No filters.

Many thanks to your comments etc on my snowdrops, very appreciated, and to Netta for her UA.


Tags: London Thames Night Bridges Light trails Landscape and travel Low-light

Voters: User_Removed, Derek_Fearn, pdunstan_Greymoon and 106 more

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User_Removed 16 386 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 8:35AM
Excellent, a beautiful & clever capture.

gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
26 Apr 2013 8:40AM
Two images in one, we see the nuts and bolts of the bridge so to speak and the beauty as well. - gary
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
26 Apr 2013 8:41AM
truly a riveting image Dave !! Excellent photography !!
Richsr 14 91 223 England
26 Apr 2013 8:42AM
Like your comp and the foreground details and evening lights - light trails here Dave
Regards Richard
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 78 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 8:51AM
An unusual lead-in, spot-on shutter speed and an unanswerable question Smile
johnke Plus
8 229 17 England
26 Apr 2013 8:52AM
Absolutely Riveting Dave. lovely exposure with some great lighting. Love your composition too, very well processed...John
26 Apr 2013 8:54AM
Super night shot Dave, like the composition,
NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
26 Apr 2013 8:55AM
6 million rivets were used on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but I guess that's no use to you at all.............all hand driven to boot..................GrinGrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 8:59AM
Stillness and motion, beautifully conveyed.
fazzer 12 54 7 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:05AM
Excellent love the rivets and the motion
Alda 8 70 30 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:17AM
I almost missed this on the thumbnails, glad I didn't GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:17AM
A great image like the compSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:22AM
excellent image dave, top stuff.
cheers phil.Smile
ColleenA Plus
8 483 7 Australia
26 Apr 2013 9:27AM
Wow a great long exposure image, love the rivets!!!! you would still be there if you were to count themGrin
marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:30AM
Perfection Dave superbly balanced and a super title too
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
26 Apr 2013 9:33AM
An excellent image, Dave, and now you've set yourself a task. Go back one night, and manually count all the rivets Wink Carol
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:33AM
Riveting image indeed....
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
26 Apr 2013 9:45AM
A very well considered viewpoint to permit this structural detail to feature so prominently and interestingly in the f/g, providing as it does such an appropriate and strong lead in, Dave.
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:47AM
Excellent work Dave.

morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:52AM
Brilliant shot Dave, excellent composition, love it

SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
26 Apr 2013 10:00AM
You really are a master at these night shots. Beautiful composition, exposure and movement.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:06AM
Riveting and delightful... Superb night shot Dave! Grin
PS: I know what you mean about Holland Park, if possible it has to be early in the morning and when the kids are not off school. But Koyoto Gardens are begining to bloom now and in the right day you get some amazing reflections on the lake.
Regards, IB
bluesandtwos 11 521 1 England
26 Apr 2013 10:08AM
A great image and very well done too!

nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
26 Apr 2013 10:28AM
Pin sharp image, superb exposure and compo, Dave!
boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:32AM
Great image....
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:46AM
Great title and the perfect description of the image.
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
26 Apr 2013 10:54AM
Love the foreground interest Dave but also it becomes your lead in, excellent night capture!


Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 11:03AM
When you go back to count them Dave, could you get me one of those bolts, my budgies swing is missing oneWink
Excellent shotGrinGrin
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
26 Apr 2013 11:13AM
Love the DOF and sharpness Dave, excellent night image.
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
26 Apr 2013 11:44AM
socks and shoes off to assist in the counting Dave and ye still could not get it right 1/10 see me !!!Tongue

fine capture all the same ye got that spot on GrinWink

lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
26 Apr 2013 11:52AM
Excellent night shot. Well composed and great colour and detail
danbrann 16 640 17
26 Apr 2013 12:06PM
Good contrasts Dave. The traffic was a bonus but you already knew that.
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 12:08PM
Stunning in concept and execution, Dave I like it a lot.

cardikit Junior Member 8 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 12:25PM
I guess maths and addition not your strength! Photography certainly is!! Superb night shot Dave. Smile

ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
26 Apr 2013 12:27PM
Beautiful light and capture, Dave, and those rivets stand out so well!

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
26 Apr 2013 12:32PM
A very riveting shot, Dave, and a cracking night image! Wink
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
26 Apr 2013 1:31PM
looks a bumpy ride, but what a lovely night scene, beautifully photographed!
26 Apr 2013 1:32PM
An excellent shot, Dave!

almiles 11 38 102 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 1:50PM
Good FG interest and the zooming traffic makes a nice contrast with the peds on the pathway. The rivets are so good I bet they'd meake a lovely abstract by themselves!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
26 Apr 2013 1:56PM
I don't see a sidewalk for pedestrians. With all the cars you should have been run over. Great capture with lots of riveting detail and long streaks of light......Sandy
Rock 19 10 2 England
26 Apr 2013 3:08PM
Amazing Lad.

26 Apr 2013 3:11PM
Beautiful piece of work, Dave.

NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 3:44PM
Incredible photographic mastery Dave.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
26 Apr 2013 5:03PM
Nice low light shot, Dave. I like the black luster of the foreground beam with all the rivets.
PS When trying to find out things like how many rivets, you might want to do what I do -- just make up a number. We will all be impressed.
26 Apr 2013 5:05PM
A magnificent image, bold colours and great detail and nice shutter control.

Spot on Dave.


andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 5:07PM
brilliant colour and light dave wonderful comp love the title a cracker nice one Wink
sable 13 9 7 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 5:18PM
a stunning low light image - Elizabeth xx
26 Apr 2013 5:29PM
Amazing shot Dave, love it.

John Smile
26 Apr 2013 5:45PM
Wonderful capture !
26 Apr 2013 6:19PM
Wonderful, shiny image. I love all the lights.
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 6:22PM
Great capture and title, Dave. Like the pov.

Riveting it is, just go back and count them. No don't do that, use the time to take & share more images like this, thanks, Si
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:45PM
Usually when photographers do light trails, that's what dominates but you've the rivets and trails in juxtaposition,
each complimenting the other. Elongated red lines and silver /grey circles - a brave comobination.
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 9:48PM
A brave combination of elongated red light trails and silver/grey circles in juxtaposition!
Only you could pull this off!.
debu 11 India
27 Apr 2013 12:29AM
Superbly captured.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
27 Apr 2013 5:11AM
SO excellent

27 Apr 2013 8:23AM
A very well balanced image, Dave. Nice point of view.
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
27 Apr 2013 9:03AM
A big scale engineering math lies in the subject. A superb set
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
27 Apr 2013 9:25AM

Quote:I tried to find out how many rivets there were without success!

You give up too easily, young man.Tongue
The stillness of a dark night combined with the blurred motion, excellent combination, Dave.

27 Apr 2013 9:55AM
Nice lighting with a great point of view. Love the rivets.
Well done. WesternRed.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
27 Apr 2013 11:03AM
Beautiful light, wonderful foreground and an excellent composition Dave.
27 Apr 2013 11:16AM
The rivets almost look like water droplets.. Love the red light trails which give it impact & motion..
Another night stunner...from an unusual angleWink
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
27 Apr 2013 11:38AM
Outstanding shot, Dave. Great interest and colour throughout the frame.
9 3 8 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 12:03PM
You always come up with the goods! This is a stunner!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
27 Apr 2013 1:32PM
Such a beautiful photo.
User_Removed 11 48 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 2:36PM
A superb image, everything spot on.
Regards, Alf.
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 3:05PM
I like it, faultless.Smile

27 Apr 2013 3:08PM
Super night shot, great title
27 Apr 2013 8:48PM
Superb low light shot and full of details.
PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
28 Apr 2013 2:25AM
Dave, the trails are great but your line across the metal work is stunning a super image........

Happy Birthday...................

janlea 9 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 3:03PM
A very riveting image Dave, stunning light, colours and detail Smile
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
28 Apr 2013 5:15PM
It certainly is Dave and is a fine view of the bridge illuminated at night
Humblebee 9 1 England
28 Apr 2013 7:01PM
Another stunner, Dave, and I don't know why, but hobnail boots come to mind, surprised you didn't take time out to count all those rivets, but then again much more fun just capturing them for posterity ... Carol Grin
Humblebee 9 1 England
28 Apr 2013 7:15PM
Hope you have had a super Birthday ... Carol Grin
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
29 Apr 2013 10:15PM
a Dave trademark shot. the rivets are irresistible, of genuine beauty.
All they lack is rust Tongue
30 Apr 2013 8:49PM
Excellent ! Never seen better ! gillSmile
CHRISB911 15 54 1
3 May 2013 10:55AM
great lowlight capture Dave, composition is spot on
accipiter 11 61 England
6 May 2013 7:09AM
Outstanding! A
12 May 2013 6:08AM
This one definitely have vote!!
12 Jun 2013 10:14PM
Good use of the rivetting for foreground detail.

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