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Thames Twilight

By Jasper87  
A couple of glorious days in London (compared to recent ones) so I decide to take myself off down to Chelsea Bridge where there is a new walkway under the south bank and take some different angles of the illuminated bridge. Unfortunately someone had obviously forgotten to pay the electricity bill so I had to wander up to Albert Bridge instead, just in time to catch the sunset. Andy Lea did a series recently of the sun setting. I didn't intentionally set out to do the same but having processed a few images it is amazing the difference only a few minutes makes. This is the first one taken at 5.53pm from Battersea Park looking upstream. I was standing on the top of the steps of the Peace Pagoda - Iso200, f16, 1/5s, 50mm, tripod and remote.


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

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 1:21PM
i was exacltly there a few months ago .... what a difference in the images
isnt light just wonderful

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
6 Mar 2013 1:26PM
What a stunning photo Dave !! Stunning colours ! Wish I could be there too Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Mar 2013 1:31PM
An excellent low light capture, Dave, well composed. Carol
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 Mar 2013 1:31PM
These were a beautiful few minutes of light. A lovely image......Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
6 Mar 2013 1:32PM
A super capture, Dave, lovely light, like it a lot Smile Nice to see you too in Moira's upload Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 1:44PM
Such a beautiful bridge Dave - fab light and composition too.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
6 Mar 2013 1:53PM
Beautiful and great low light image,
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
6 Mar 2013 1:54PM
Excellent detail with none of the lights burnt out
6 Mar 2013 1:56PM
Wonderful, peaceful image with really soft colours and tones.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
6 Mar 2013 1:59PM
London has to be the place for twilight photography Dave, another stunning capture.


helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 2:21PM
Very well captured Dave - certainly looks peaceful Smile
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 2:23PM
A wonderful low light capture --incredible detail of the bridge from a distance too
xwang 9 56 8
6 Mar 2013 2:25PM
Worth the effort, superb. Beautiful light..
BTW, thank you for the MOD, Dave. If you are interested in tilt-shift, have a click back to "Derby Cathedral"... I may get it wrong, it might have been released already..
stunning photo. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
6 Mar 2013 2:45PM
That's another Beauty Dave . I am looking forward to the rest of the series. It's great fun do do a little run of associated images.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 2:51PM
This is a beauty. The bridge under that sky looks fantastic. Great work, looking forward to the next installment!WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Mar 2013 2:57PM
similar to Andy's but this has your own thumbprint---- very nice!
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
6 Mar 2013 3:28PM
The lighting balance is exceptional resulting in a super image!! I like it a lot!
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
6 Mar 2013 3:35PM
Expert use of the low light conditions to produce a stunning result.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 3:56PM
Beautiful light, magical picture
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
6 Mar 2013 4:06PM
Beautifully composed low light urban landscape, Dave, with the lights on the bridge showing up so well against the greys of the buildings beyond, and with that soft warm wash across the sky.
I guess exposure must have been difficult to get right, but get it right you have.
Excellent work as always from you.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 4:08PM
brilliant comp dave cracking colour and light love the bridge a stunner nice one Wink
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
6 Mar 2013 4:09PM
A particularly good low light image - very soft and pleasing tones in this - the colour in the sky is beautiful.

Herge88 11 40 4 England
6 Mar 2013 4:17PM
Cracking low light image, I love the pinks in the sky.

Best Matt
6 Mar 2013 4:21PM
Excellent composition and details, Dave!
Such a range of colours and tones.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
6 Mar 2013 4:52PM
Elegant image Dave, atmospheric London.Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
6 Mar 2013 4:57PM
Amazing how well the bridge stands out Dave despite it not being completely dark.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 4:59PM
A tenderly romantic light over the strings of yellow pearls supporting the bridge. Love the comp.too.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
6 Mar 2013 5:13PM
You found a great view point and the image is taken with your normal high standard. - gary
9 10 10 England
6 Mar 2013 5:13PM
Lovely capture of this low light scene. The end of a perfect day.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 5:17PM
Top notch low light image - you make it look so easy and I like how you always give us your settings.
with the more subdued light son the bridge, your sunset colours add that extra magic to the image.
P.S. Thanks for spotting the cropping corner error which I failed to notice in today's upload.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 5:20PM
Beautiful capture. The illuminated bridge under the soft colours of the sky creates a very peaceful atmospheric image. Smile

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 5:23PM
6 Mar 2013 5:27PM
Our favourite bridge, always looks amazing at dusk. A really lovely image of this beautiful bridge, you've definitely done it justice Dave!
Good comp Dave, timing on a small window makes all the difference, the shot can change even in taking one shot to the other, nice one.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
6 Mar 2013 5:45PM
Top of the class imageSmile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 5:48PM
Excellent low light image Dave.

6 Mar 2013 5:52PM
A brilliant low Light shot Dave, great comp', well done.

John Smile
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
6 Mar 2013 5:57PM
Might not be the bridge you wanted but it is striking.
PS -- Love the mod you recently did for marktc.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 6:21PM
Wonderfully composed, exposed and captured Dave.

Regards Nathan Grin
Richsr 11 91 223 England
6 Mar 2013 6:22PM
Like the fading evening tones and light in this Dave
Regards Richard
6 Mar 2013 6:33PM
A wonderful low light capture Dave.the bridge and lights look amazing..Lin
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 6:34PM
Lovely quality of light in this one, Dave.

6 Mar 2013 6:40PM
Stunning image Dave, the colours in the sky are beautiful Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
6 Mar 2013 6:44PM
Super capture of the light on the bridge, excellent low light shot, Dave.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 6:56PM
Super image Dave, I love the colours of the evening sky and the lighting on the bridge is striking need. Love it!
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 9:13PM
A super tranquil image Dave, love it.
Regards, Alf.
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 9:34PM
It is very strange no to see anybody arround in the picture Dave, London looks so different at night,simple beautiful.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
6 Mar 2013 9:36PM
This looks like a magic kingdom. That golden road toward the city....
6 Mar 2013 11:08PM
A superb low light capture, Dave. A lovely image
7 Mar 2013 12:19AM
Bet you're chuffed with this, Dave. Cracking image.
7 Mar 2013 12:21AM
Cracking image Dave
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 2:22AM
Nice capture.
DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 9:59AM
Lovely restful image with soft lighting. Excellent composition
7 Mar 2013 1:16PM
pleasure to view

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 1:39PM
I like the delicate spires on the bridge which suits the subtle sky.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 9:27PM
Awesome work, Dave, your trademark image.
Well done.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 11:29PM
Great sky Dave - like the POV
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 Mar 2013 5:27AM
Beautiful indeed

Trev_B 11 151 68 England
8 Mar 2013 9:32AM
This is one of my favourite London Bridges as it looks so good when lit, always a good sight on the way home from the Capitol.

A gorgeous sky and nice details in the bridge.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 10:18AM
Love the lights on the bridge........ looks like draped pearls.
Stunning shot DaveGrin
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 10:49AM
Wow!! love the golden look of London Bridge.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
8 Mar 2013 5:07PM
Superlative Shot! ~
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 5:27PM
Great shot, love the subtletySmileSmileSmile

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Mar 2013 10:36PM
An excellent view of the bridge at twilight, what a great vantage point

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