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Aquatic Centre

By Jasper87  
The title would be quite fitting for yesterday's deluge but this was, in fact, the venue for the swimming in the 2012 Olympics in Stratford, East London.

I had gone for the sunset which was anything but spectacular so this was about half-an-hour later.

Handheld at 12,800 Iso, 1/20s, f8 @ 29mm. No filters.

Off to Scarborough on Thursday for a week or so.


Tags: London Olympics Night Reflections Architecture Blue hour

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 7:44AM
Enjoyed your break
Hope the weather improves for you

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phillG Plus
11 145 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 7:45AM
a superb evening shot.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 7:46AM
Enjoy even!!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Aug 2014 7:58AM
I like you you included the lamps on the bank you are on as they balance with the down lights under the curved roof of the Centre. And you have reflections from the former in the shiny barrier fence and with the latter in the river. Just the right time of day/night to have some residual blue in the sky which again compliments the blue in the windows, no doubt from interior lighting. All in all a very pleasing composition and shot, Dave.
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 7:58AM
Excellent image with effective composition and making the most of the combination of electric lights and natural crepuscular light.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 7:59AM
Stunning clarity and colour in this perfectly exposed and composed capture.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
26 Aug 2014 8:02AM
Excellent Dave, super composition and exposure,
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 8:03AM
You don't seem to need the sunsets Dave
you still come away with a stunning shot, as this is!
the reflected lights processed 'perfectly'
great shot
26 Aug 2014 8:24AM
good use of the barrier and lights Dave great reflections a well balanced image

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 8:25AM
Impressive low light capture, Dave.

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 8:29AM
You certainly made the most of this lost sunset, this is definite OOW image, the colours are striking, the composition is all it should be, giving an overall impressive image.

26 Aug 2014 8:52AM
A thoughtfully composed image, Dave - most impressive high ISO work.
And taken without the help of your three-legged friend, too!Wink
The reflections and depth of colour are excellent.
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
26 Aug 2014 8:58AM
I rarely use high ISO, but if I thought I could get it to produce images like this I'd be happy.

Enjoy Scarborough!

Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Aug 2014 9:07AM
Done well here Hand held Dave, good evening lighting reflections and colours
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 9:53AM
Superb shot Dave... Can see this as a long exposure... 12800 ISO amazing... Mine is spot welded at 100
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 10:30AM
Lovely rich colours and excellent reflections Dave SmileSmile
Enjoy your coming break
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 10:37AM
Love the richness of the colours in this.......the reflections........beautiful scene. Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
26 Aug 2014 10:44AM
Another fine "London " study Dave ( you have quite a collection !!) Lens used perfect for hand held in this light.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 10:46AM
Wow, very impressive.
26 Aug 2014 11:18AM
Don't forget your bucket and spade.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
26 Aug 2014 11:41AM
Nobody does these better Dave, well done once again. - Gary
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 11:52AM
Super capture Dave really like this image a lotSmile

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 12:00PM
This is superb, love the deep colours and reflections.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 12:24PM
That rich blue sky is wonderful as a contrast for the lights.
Swimming pool is a beautiful shape and reflections are stunning.
An image you should be very satisfied with Dave.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 12:41PM
Great colours and composition.Smile

IsabelC 3 51 10 Denmark
26 Aug 2014 1:28PM
I don't even like cities... but I still always seem to click on your photos on the gallery anyway Wink
This is another beautiful "cityscape" - and the colours and composition with the lines and reflections are great.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
26 Aug 2014 1:44PM
I'd never have recognised it. By going out early and late you give us a completely different perspective on the city.
An outstanding LL image, Dave. Great reflections, comp, & POV. Well worth waiting for this shot in spite of the deluge.SmileSmile

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Aug 2014 2:25PM
Excellent capture.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Aug 2014 2:28PM
An excellent night capture, Dave. Carol
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
26 Aug 2014 2:33PM
Give my regards to Scarborough.............GrinGrinGrinGrin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
26 Aug 2014 3:17PM
A fine shot Dave.
And the last time I was in Scarborough was back in the eighties.
Had a great pub there called the Lord Nelson.
I don't suppose it will still be open today though !!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
26 Aug 2014 3:35PM
A cracking night shot Dave, with some super reflections Smile
Trev Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
26 Aug 2014 4:45PM
Excellent photo of this stunning buildingGrinGrin
26 Aug 2014 5:21PM
I love this with the vivid colours and reflections.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 5:26PM
Beautiful reflections & night shot.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
26 Aug 2014 5:36PM
Another riverside dream Dave.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 6:52PM
Great timing, the dark purple sky is lovely and works well to darken the water and therefore enhance its reflections. I initially wasn't sure about the inclusion of streetlights on the left but on reflection (see what I did there?!) I think they and the path balance the composition very effectively. Not a bridge in sight either and it's still a sumptuous image! WinkGrin
Love the composition especially the reflections.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 7:36PM
Great comp, colour and reflections. Shame about the Sunset but at least you still bagged a decent imageGrin
Enjoy your time at ScarboroughWink
26 Aug 2014 7:42PM
WOW!!! what more can I say Dave ?

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 7:49PM
Superb composition and a teriffic image Dave. Well done for keeping that camera so steady at 1/20sec.
26 Aug 2014 8:05PM
Excellent capture Dave. stunning night shot..Lin
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
26 Aug 2014 8:21PM
Deserves to do well...........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
9 10 10 England
26 Aug 2014 8:32PM
Very very good Dave - enjoy lovely Scarborough,Smile
26 Aug 2014 8:38PM
One of your excellent low light images with beautiful reflections , Dave ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
26 Aug 2014 8:40PM
A Brilliant night shotSmile
myrab 12 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 8:57PM
A great shot as always Dave,
Enjoy your break.

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 11:23PM
Impressive - your handholding seems to be getting more and more extreme!! GrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Aug 2014 11:37PM
27 Aug 2014 12:25AM
The comments and awards say it all, Dave, Superb shot.
Beautiful. GREAT handheld photo!!!!

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 8:25AM

xwang 9 56 8
27 Aug 2014 9:42AM
Superb, Dave. I can't see any noise at all... worth every penny!Grin Beautifully taken.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 10:00AM
Dramatic low light shotSmile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 12:02PM
Thats a darn funny place to keep your wax crayons DaveWink

Great shot!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
27 Aug 2014 7:57PM
Spot on, just perfect

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2014 9:49PM
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
31 Aug 2014 10:45AM
Superb reflections and colours Dave, and the contrast between the straight line on the left and the sweeping curve on the right really makes the composition.
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2014 10:27PM
Nice Mate

4 Sep 2014 10:35PM
Dave, all has been said but If I could just say this is why I love to watch for your night shots as they are of such a high be admired by all.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2014 3:45PM
Spectacular... A lot of blue in this one! Not my favorite colour but in this case it looks marvelous... Grin
Very good work! You should sell your London photos for poscards!
10 Sep 2014 9:29PM
Now that's how crisp the arch looks and the way the light falls from the work mate.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
15 Sep 2014 2:50AM
Gosh so many comments nearly forgot what I was going to say.
This shot is Terrific , best time of day or evening to take photos if you can is while there is still some detail in the sky. A wonderful sharp bridge and great colourful reflections xx

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