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Two images of HMS Belfast et al, taken on two different shutter speeds to show the difference in settings.
They were both taken, one after the other, with small apertures and at 27mm on the same lens/camera.
v1 - 20 secs at ISO 100
v2 - 1/2 sec at ISO 1000
Both have needed 'de-noising' especially v2!
(my wife prefers v2 as it looks more natural!)
V.1 for me, Dave (sorry, wife ), I like the brightness of it. Carol
Dave. Had you not put the fact you used two different shutter speeds I would have said the difference was white balance. The second having a cooler tungsten feel to it. Just goes to show what latitude we have. You have managed to place three iconic site (not including the Thames) into one razor sharp shot. V1 for me as it reveals a little more detail. Both fantastic shots.
With my impending move to CW I will probably see you up there
Amazing difference. V2 looks more natural all right, but V1 is a seamless night image, delightful to see, Dave. The colours and reflections are marvellous among other things to be mentioned.
A wonderful night shot - V1 works best for me
I must say I like them both
Version 1 for me Dave - love it!
Anabsolute superb night shot. I really love V1, Dave - am very envious of that one!!!
An excellent night shot. V1 also for me Dave, colours and reflections are amazing
Both are excellent Dave and I cannot make up my squirly mind here I love the colour in this !!
I prefer v1 Dave (sorry to disagree!) but an interesting experiment showing the different results achievable for a novice like me at this type of camera work. Love the colours and reflections. Nice one Dave!
You do this low light photography so well Dave ~ definitely No. 1 for me.
Breaking ranks here, I prefer V2.
Two wonderful night shots. What I like is the light with the subjects close to each other being close to each other
giving overall light. So this makes V1 top of the pops with light detail and natural reflection colour.
Well done Dave. WesternRed.
Well composed and timed here Dave, good low light capture
As soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew it was yours. Definitely V1 for me - so full of colour, reflections and panache ... Carol
Two superb images Dave, the same but so very different, amazing what a difference the iso can make for me it has to be V1 but I like them both
Two wonderfully contrasting images, Dave!
I just exemplifies how the same view can be seen so differently through the same lens!
Excellent, as always!
Two great shots Dave, cannot decide on a favourite they both have their own merits.
Two great shots Dave, this is what we have come to expect from you, quality photo's mate no doubt about it! both meet your high standards, regards Leon.
Isn't it amazing the difference that time can add. V1 is my preference here - unusual for me because V2 is more 'capture the moment', with the ripples and harsher light. But V1 is magical.
Interesting how the balance between the different lights varies according to the shutter speed.
This one is for Bill really, he will return.
Two smashing images....V1 was the right choice to lead with as the colours are wonderful.
I suppose in optical terms, V1 benefits from the phenomenon of persistence of vision.
Put another way, V2 is what we actually see while V1 is what we think we see
And despite my usual grumpy demeanour I'm a bit of a romantic at heart . . . So I'll go for V1.
I hope to visit HMS Belfast when we're next in London: last year the access ramp was being refurbished. I gather that my father was on board as stills photographer for the BAFPU on 6/6/1944. But I won't be there at night!
I like v1 best it's so hard to get the exposure just right on these images without any burn out.
Realy good image.
O it sure is v1 for me, was there just before Christmas never took my camera went on board Belfast enjoyed the time I had there, cracking capture good shutter speed lovely detail v1 all the way for me Dave.
Although it is not your intention both images for me add a rather fun and frivolous disguise to what the Battle Ship once stood for. This for me makes a mockery of those who have served and fallen at the hands such formidable Naval hardware.
Two super images Dave, No1 gets the vote.
This is an excellent lesson in how colours can vary with exposure times: the lighting on the ship remains similar but the b/g colouring and that on the river is totally different. Now which do I prefer? Not having been there to see the scene, I do not know which is the more accurate (although I note your wife feels V 2 is the more so) but the more accurate would be what I would be trying for. As it is, in my ignorance, I shall have to settle for 1/2 vote to each version, Dave.
No matter, it is as always from you a lesson in composition.......an excellent shot of the river and HMS Belfast........and no matter what one's feelings are about 'decorating' such a ship in lights, it does make for a fab. shot.
It's all been said before Dave so I will go for V1.
Stunning colours in both. V1 is my fav
Wonderful night shot Dave. I particularly like V1 because of the colours and the smoothness of the water.
V1 gets my vote.
V1 really shows the advantage of having a tripod. Two totally different looking shots. Interesting.
Definitely V1 for me - it is much more subtle and shows up the reflections better.
I can't imagine V2 being completely natural - it's sooooo blue!
Fantastic Dave but it is definitely v1 for me - the lighting on the great ship is so much better.
Both awesome captures and would be worth of its own upload, V1 just edges it for me for colour saturation, V2 on exposure so equal votes Dave.
Two beautiful and great images indeed,V1 is my favorite,
best tell the wife she has no damn idea but i hasten to add she may have a poinr
V1, a beautifully captured image. .....Sandy
Superb colors, composition, reflections, timing, ... a masterpiece.
You must have been out to capture the Blue Hour - a wonderful time of night for images. I prefer v1 as to my eye it looks the most natural wrt the reflections in the water.
V1 feels more natural for me and shows off the colours and detail to better effect. Important when, as others have pointed out, you've managed to get 3 landmarks in (over-achiever!) without it feeling too busy. The right hand bank is a bit distracting with the bright lights but without it the ship drifts in the water it needs the lead in from the back. This is one of my favourites from your London images.
V1 for me too - I love the brightness of it!
Two wonderful images Dave. Displays the effect of different exposure times on an image. I prefer V1 as it looks more natural to me
Fascinating to see the two versions. I'm going for V1.
Just humour the missus, Dave. "Yes, Dear, of course, Dear, absolutely, Dear"
I prefer the more natural, to my eye, look to V1.
But at the end of the day, you and I are mere males, so what do we know? (I am assuming you also prefer v1)
Grate to see the difference between the two shots Dave,Love them both but V1 has a litle lest contrast, so it has my vote. Stuning images as always. Superb.
V1 does it for me Dave - it just seems so alive and vibrant.
I was surprised to see the variation in colours between the the two shots, quite remarkable! V1 is my clear winner but glad you uploaded both versions. Great work on a well composed shot!
V1 for me, Dave - a superb capture and great pov. Love the 3 main focal points and the illuminated lead-in on the right.
Dave, once again I have learned something from you. This is the beauty of this site. Thank you for a wonderful demonstration of the effect of different exposure times. I will certainly pay your fee when I get your invoice in the mail. I only hope the rest of us follow suit.
Here is my politically correct assessment of V1 vs. V2:
1) I like V1 for the eye-popping colours (see, I can spell in British)
2) I like V2 because it looks more natural. (you're welcome, wife of Dave)
By the way -- does Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, know about this boat? How dare they muck up our view of the Tower Bridge. :-(
Exceptional work, I like them both maybe V1 by a short thread for the wider picture
God knows Dave they are both brilliant
Never mind the technicalities Dave have my award for brilliance love them both.
Brilliant Dave, have an award on me.
'Two Superb night Image Renditions' ~ LEx
Excellent shots, definitely v1 for me
A cracking example of the shutterspeed effect
WONDERFUL! Amazing night shot... IB
Two real gems Dave, sorry to disagree with Mrs Dave, but v1 is my choice and gets the award!
Photography. Painting with light. Very well painted.
Brilliant work Dave, deffo V1 for me
Two brilliant images both sharp and clear but version 1 is definitely my favourite: the colours are just so rich and full!
2 fabulous shots but i think i'm leaning towards v2 just brcaud i like the subdued lighting effect
I would love to read all the comments, but its like bloomin "War and Peace"
V1 for me without a doubt..................... absolutely STUNNING Dave, I love all the vertical coloured lights reflecting in the water and the lights in general are brighter and sharper. Tremendous image
Wonderful colour and light control... I think that I prefer V2. The light is more gentle than V1's. How interesting the different ISO produces such different images...Good to try.
BTW, thank you for your comment about shutter speed, Dave. Still, a bit baffling..I need to find out a little more.
Ver 1 for me it' s simply stunning .....Phil
V1 for the colour.
Absolutely love V1 Dave, but you know I am a sucker for a long exposure.
Prefer V1 not only because of the wonderful coloured reflections.
From time to time I am onboard of a huge containership for a 2 month voyage( Europe-China)
So I know the scenerie quite well
You did a great job here, Dave!!!
My goodness...HOW stunning are these shots??? Definitely V1 for me for the colour and light AND the ones in the water...but both are wonderful captures of this beaut
Well worth all the awards
Top class work once again Dave, your low light image are always a pleasure to view. V1 for me here, I think your exposure is spot on. Beautifully done my friend, Bill.
A master piece.
Definitely V1 for me.
V1, a knock-out shot.
Stunning shot Dave.
V1 for me there is more vibrance.
Superb light, Dave! V1 for me without doubts
The main thing for this ''discotheque'' - let music from these long ''flutes'' will be playing as rarely as possible ...
Very interesting to see the difference and to see just how much control we have while still being able to say hand on heart "straight from the camera"! As others have said Dave, V2 is probably the truer to life image, but V1 is just so excellent it has to be first choice!
Lovely image and excellent detail and presentation ,Dave- like both..........
like artworks...prefer V1 longtime expo...*top*
Very nice scene! V1 it's more attractive for me.
Fantastic colours and reflections in these night shots
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