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Pearly King

By Jasper87  
Okay, normal service resumed. Albert Bridge again, at night, downstream on the North side. 'Pearly King' because it looks bedecked with pearls (yes, I know, Albert was only a Consort - poetic licence Smile)

Iso200, f9, 0.3secs, 15mm, tripod and remote release.

I needed to try out the previous floral shots as we're off to Holland/Belgium early tomorrow for the Floriade, a flower festival held every 10 years in Holland. I'm not sure what to expect but if the flowers don't work out I can always go and find some mountain landscapes. Anyway, I shall be with you today but then going awol for a few days, so I shall catch up with you all next week,

hasta luego,


Tags: London Night Architecture River thames Albert bridge

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marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:32AM
Dave, this series goes from strength to strength.... Brilliant! Have a good trip and I look forward to those huge mountain landscapes, I know Holland is renowned for TongueWink

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:32AM
wonderful comp dave brilliant colour and light have a good trip a cracker nice one Wink
paskinmj 8 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:39AM
Nice perspective and exposure.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:43AM
mountain landscapes ....I dont think so..Wink
I lived in the nederlands for years and the floriade really is special ... not just some flowers .
Oh I do feel envious
Where are they holding it?
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
28 Jun 2012 8:08AM
It really looks like adorned with pearls. Wonderful night shot, sharp and brilliant with reflection and all!
28 Jun 2012 8:10AM
Super night shot,
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
28 Jun 2012 8:13AM
Great low light og night shot image,very well done,
28 Jun 2012 8:13AM
A fabulous image ! Great to see.Saw this in day time on my way to the Chelsea flower show and it just looked so wonderful!
(Dermot Mcgavin got his inspiration for his scaffold garden design this year from the scaffolding that was on this bridge last year !)
stuart1963 5 272 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 8:17AM
Excellent .

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 8:24AM
It had to be yours Dave!! Beautiful lighting and love the perspective and reflections. Enjoy those mountains.... Wink
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
28 Jun 2012 8:25AM
Enjoy your time your POV on this.........GrinGrinGrin
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 8:27AM
What a superb image Dave.......... Great fitting title!
I think you might see some interesting shoes to photogragh............. Or some shop windows? or some candids of people looking in those shop windows "Franken" style TongueWinkWinkGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
28 Jun 2012 8:44AM
The Albert Bridge as I have never seen it, Dave: fabulous night time capture, and very nicely titled too.
Composition and exposure as always just spot on.
Have a great trip to Holland: I shall look forward to your floral images, but especially so your mountain landscapes from a land below sea levelWinkWink
franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 9:04AM
another well composed and excellent night - time shot.

HELANA 7 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 9:32AM
Tht lights really look like pearls, I do enjoy your night shots, they are fabulous. have a few shots and show us Holland at its best.Don't forget to look up as well.Beautifull im age.
8 10 10 England
28 Jun 2012 9:38AM
Terrific lighting enhancing all the different angles and lines of the bridge.
Enjoy your trip.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
28 Jun 2012 9:40AM
You have such a talent for these night shots of bridges. Wonderful light, colours and reflections.
Have a great time away, look forward to loads of shots Grin. Moira
Yes the impact is in the pearly look. Fantastic composition.
Great picture Dave. Well done. WesternRed
28 Jun 2012 10:25AM
Excellent AOV and lighting Dave. Reflections in the waters are awesome. Deep
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 10:37AM
Beautiful image and close up detail of the bridge.
If it's got enough for Dermot Mcgavin, then it's perfect for you.
Love the lights and contrasts of purplely blue with yellow.
Enjoy your trip.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
28 Jun 2012 11:31AM
Composition exposure reflections all there for a first class capture Dave, excellent image.


28 Jun 2012 12:06PM

Quote:Composition exposure reflections all there for a first class capture Dave, excellent image.



could not agree more with Trev's comment david a cracker happy to be no 30 and!

mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
28 Jun 2012 12:26PM
A fine capture of the lights here Dave.
Good shot.
And enjoy Holland.
(But best not mention the football after their early exit from the Euro's !!)
User_Removed 7 48 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 1:23PM
Another fantastic image again Dave, well done.
Regards, Alf.
posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 1:58PM
Another masterpiece my friend.

Take a macro lens (if you have one), and a wide angle and be prepared to be blown away...Enjoy, you lucky so and so...Wink

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 2:13PM
Every thing anyone could wish for in an image
outstanding shot
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 2:42PM
Looks like it belongs in a fairground! Expert exposure control. Great eye for a visually attractive subject. I like the angle. My only offer of constructive criticism would be I'm unconvinced by the necessity for the dead space at the bottom of the image. I wonder if a square crop would make a more dynamic (not a usual word for square frame, I know) comp?

Have a great time trekking the Dutch mountains Wink
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
28 Jun 2012 3:19PM
A superb image, Dave, have a wonderful break. Kalo yorti Smile Carol
another London stunner
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
28 Jun 2012 3:39PM
A superb night shot, does look like it's covered in pearls! Wink
Trev Smile
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
28 Jun 2012 3:42PM
Really super !
Very well done.
Enjoy your time away and we look forward to
all the top flower shots.

xwang 8 56 8
28 Jun 2012 4:08PM
Superb clean low light image.. beautiful light control.. Going again? Lucky you... have a nice holiday.. take a lot,lot of photos back!Smile
28 Jun 2012 5:17PM
Sharp and well illuminated. Great capture.
evelen 12 5 England
28 Jun 2012 6:19PM
excelllent capture.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
28 Jun 2012 6:52PM
Nice, low light shot.
milky 14 Wales
28 Jun 2012 7:00PM
Beautiful shot-------Gary(milky)
28 Jun 2012 7:42PM
Another cracker, Dave, Nice work

Enjoy your trip

meniko 6 Cyprus
28 Jun 2012 8:00PM
A cracker, yeap!
You a r e an artist!
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 8:19PM
Intriguing reflections Dave
Wonderful light and colours - enjoy your break SmileSmile
Trev_B 10 151 68 England
28 Jun 2012 9:01PM
This bridge always looks good at night and you have done it real justice Dave.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 9:16PM
lovely shot in good light, enjoy your break - I am away to on Saturday for a week nothing so grand but its our 57th wedding anniversaryWink
28 Jun 2012 9:19PM
Hi Dave its stunning gray
28 Jun 2012 9:56PM
This is outstanding the exposure and sharpness is spot on
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 10:09PM
Amazing night are fantastic at these
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1952 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 10:14PM
I can't help joining the others in giving this my UA.
The jewel in the crown always an expertly handled night image which you excel at.
Look forward to the blooms...
Wink well done on the awards
LexEquine 11 19 United States
29 Jun 2012 2:42AM
'Artistically Composed Gem of a night scenic Image rendition' ~ Peter Wink
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
29 Jun 2012 5:40AM
Excellent composition and light

29 Jun 2012 8:52AM
Stunning image Dave. Up to your high standards as usual. Well done
Cor 8 Belgium
29 Jun 2012 9:17AM
Such beauty 10*****
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
29 Jun 2012 9:58AM
Wonderful light and depth, Dave! Beautiful image Smile

Ohhh...the Floriade sounds ammmazing. Have a super time and get some good shots! That's an order, mister!!

A Wink
DanielD 7 1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2012 11:06AM
Great night capture, Dave - Excellent POV

KingBee Plus
11 522 2 Scotland
29 Jun 2012 11:16AM
Very pearly! Excellent. Enjoy your tirp.


Everyone else has said it. Good Luck with the mountains.


jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2012 7:16PM
Superbly handled Dave making a really outstanding image
30 Jun 2012 4:37AM
A superb view.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 8:44AM
Must be an amazing sight, and what a capture, well composed.
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 12:31PM
Fantastic image! Have great trip, look forward to seeing what images you come back with Grin
30 Jun 2012 4:12PM
A superb night shot.

30 Jun 2012 8:47PM
Wonderful night shot
fentiger 16 916 23 England
1 Jul 2012 8:04AM
Nothing to add to what has been said.

mhfore 10 6 176 England
1 Jul 2012 1:36PM
God lord you've not been out a night on your own again have you? you've been told before about scaring the localsWink.

Good crisp shot Dave.

Catch you soon ode lad

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Jul 2012 11:03PM
just amazing... you are the king of bridges.. look I can see white roses on this one Smile around the cables
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 7:21AM
Your the king of the night time city shots Dave. Another superb shot with excellent exposure. Paul
User_Removed 5 112 Wales
2 Jul 2012 12:31PM
Love this shot - the bridge is really well exposed and bright without being too bright if you see what I mean, all in all a very well executed shot.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 9:11PM
this is a winner, such wonderful photography, well worth all the attention and awards

3 Jul 2012 11:51PM
Brilliant capture Dave, a superb shot..Lin
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2012 1:07AM
A work of art good lines good detail lovely comp. missed seeing your work .

8 Jul 2012 7:45AM
All round excellence - stunning. A
14 Jul 2012 11:41PM
This is another fantastic night image Dave, great stuff Smile

Tibetan 5 3 England
23 Jul 2012 8:00AM
I love all the bridges along the Thames being a bit of a mud lark as a kid, spent a lot of time along the river, Your portfolio is like a fine wine to me, needs to be enjoyed slowly over a period of time and not rushed, like it, regards Leon. many lovely photo's on this site!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
23 Jul 2012 5:06PM
With your permission, I take this picture in my favorites!Smile
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 9:21PM
great shot and exposureSmile

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