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"Iron & Steel"

By Jasper87  
Iron and steel will bend and bow,
Bend and bow, bend and bow,
Iron and steel will bend and bow,
My fair lady...

Second in the nursery ryhme "London Bridge is falling down.." this one from the upstream side.

Many thanks for the response to the first "Wood & Clay" and to Alan for his UA.

Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast and The Shard lurking in the background.

Iso 400, f11, 1.3s, 12mm, tripod and remote release.


Tags: Travel Night Architecture Low light London bridge River thames Blue hour The Shard

Voters: andylea, AnnChown, fentiger and 98 more

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 8:16AM
love the comp on this one dave brilliant colour and light wonderful detail and tones the shard is very impressive a stunner top shot Wink

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fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
17 Aug 2012 8:18AM
These London night shots are in a different class ~ very impressive low light photography.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 8:21AM
You're so good at these low light shots Dave. I love the composition with Tower Bridge under the arches. Great starbursts on the bridge. A top notch shot Dave.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 8:22AM
Marvellous... How many more have you got to come Dave? Shall I just give you my next months worth of UA's? Great work again! Shortlisted for now!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 8:24AM
Excellent comp - love it!

17 Aug 2012 8:28AM
A stunning image, Dave. The composition is excellent. The red colored light on the bridge makes all the difference.
The idaa of giving the Exif data on the description is very useful.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 8:28AM
Wonderful - love the starbursts.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
17 Aug 2012 8:30AM
Like how you have framed Tower bridge here. Great light flares and beautiful colour. Beautiful shot Dave. Moira
Richsr 11 91 223 England
17 Aug 2012 8:31AM
Good timing with the evening light Dave.
Regards Richard
17 Aug 2012 8:35AM
Fantastic low light image and lovely colour Dave
17 Aug 2012 8:42AM
Super night shot Dave, like the composition,
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 9:09AM
Iron and steel will bend and bow,
Bend and bow, bend and bow,
Iron and steel will bend and bow,
My fair lady...

Great words, which complement this extremely impressive piece so very well.

Regards to a true genius.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 9:13AM
A master-class in night photography.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 9:28AM
cant get better .... or can youWink
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Aug 2012 9:29AM
The orange of the bridge sits well against the blues of the sky and river, Dave, and I like the way you have managed to squeeze in Tower Bridge on the underside and the Shard on the other side of the bridge itself.
I bet it took quite a long time to scout out that optimal viewpoint.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
17 Aug 2012 9:30AM
Love Tower Bridge peeping out from underneath. Super colour. I wonder how long these lights will be up.
jdinne 15 16 England
17 Aug 2012 9:32AM
I have to say Dave that this one is probably the best to date by a very small margin Smile Stunning............

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 10:10AM
What a belter! Love the coloursGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 10:19AM
Just knew it was your's Dave
and another exceptional evening image
they just get better and better
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 10:51AM
Great contrast of colours and love the lights
above and below the bridge.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 10:52AM
Great lighting again. The wall works well to pull your eye onto the bright bridge and from there to the Shard which is a clear focal point. It's such a strong vector that you can almost miss Tower Bridge but I think the fact it's framed, illuminated and more iconic than the shard stops it from vanishing and adds a surprise detail into the comp. Masterclass! The only constructive point I could think of would be to correct the lens distortion which has the right side of London Bridge and the tower blocks under construction leaning into the frame rather than being parallel. It's a wonderful image Smile

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 11:02AM
Excellent perspective, detail and colour.

17 Aug 2012 11:27AM
i take it you were there to make a bid on one of the flats Dave....fine capture excellent work

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
17 Aug 2012 11:47AM
Excellent night image
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
17 Aug 2012 11:54AM
This would put a lot of Pro photographers to shame Dave, stunning capture!


paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 12:07PM
Spot on exposure and composition.
17 Aug 2012 12:58PM
Don't you ever go out in the day!!! Great shot and nice perspective
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 1:48PM
Excellent cityscape.

17 Aug 2012 1:50PM
Bold & beautiful.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Aug 2012 2:19PM
Another fine composition and capture, Dave. Carol
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
17 Aug 2012 3:21PM
Nice coastline, DaveWink
Better than a flat in The Shard, aye?
At least you can tog your motif both day and night...more than I could on my recent trip.
Bloomin' marvellous night shot, mate. My compliments, sir. Couldn't be better.

Tibetan 5 3 England
17 Aug 2012 3:41PM
Great angle and perspective, looks much longer, like it ,regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
17 Aug 2012 4:34PM
Another cracking night scene, Dave, love it Wink
Trev Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
17 Aug 2012 4:37PM
Great colours here Dave.
Love the starbursts in the lights.
Super shot.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
17 Aug 2012 4:44PM
Good pov ,iron and steel ,now we are talking,things i can work with .Smile
Humblebee 5 1 England
17 Aug 2012 5:50PM
An excellent composition with very vibrant colours, you capture lighting images and add a touch of magic to them - love the poem ... Carol Grin
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
17 Aug 2012 6:04PM
i like the comp, Dave, first being drawn to london bridge then over on to the shard, all in lovely colour.
17 Aug 2012 6:11PM
Striking composition and lines, Dave.

PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 6:17PM
Excellent image Dave. Love it. paul
17 Aug 2012 6:45PM
Dave, another great comp, very nice pov, you picked some nice lines with nice detail and colour.

Herge88 11 40 4 England
17 Aug 2012 6:54PM
A stunning night shot, lovely composition and the starburst on the lights is spot on.

Best Matt
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 7:08PM
Another great comp. Dave. That slash of bright red across the blue gives this a real graphic look.
9 10 10 England
17 Aug 2012 7:34PM
Don't know how you get such brilliant images - this is magical.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 8:00PM
Terrific Dave - love the use of the Embankment wall to give the juxtaposed diagonals (can I say that?!)
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 8:12PM
Stunning image Dave, wonderful colors and perfect exposure.
Many thanks for your camera settings information, i am builing up quite a library of info, cant wait to try them sometime, watch out Dave i am a coming to get youWinkWinkWink
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileWink
xwang 9 56 8
17 Aug 2012 8:14PM
Excellent light, beautiful color, and wonderful composition.. all and all... a great shot, Dave.
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2012 7:03AM
I would need to be old Bill Shakespeare to come up with something nice that hasn't been said already, so I will stick with saying something not so nice...It's another stunner ! There !!

Barry Wink
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
18 Aug 2012 8:21AM
Great low light shot.
Good comp Dave, well exposed with a good POV.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Aug 2012 11:16AM
These night shots of yours are wonderful, Dave. As are your punny comments on my pics GrinGrin

I can still see the Tower BridgeGrin what are Ya ganna do when the olympic paint has wore off.Smile
Good one. WesternRed.
18 Aug 2012 11:23AM
A superb and outstanding photo.
18 Aug 2012 3:38PM
An outstanding night time scene.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2012 7:09PM
I wonder if the next will be "silver and gold" or "stones so strong"
Lovely view of Tower Bridge in the background

Another very impressive night shot Dave Smile
18 Aug 2012 7:51PM
So interesting . Love the star bursts. WinkGill
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Aug 2012 8:48AM
Fantastic lighting and a great POV.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
19 Aug 2012 12:08PM
Gorgeous night shot, great colours.
clintQB 6 51 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 7:49PM
19 Aug 2012 8:27PM
Stunning Dave,brilliant shot,well done..Lin
19 Aug 2012 9:08PM
Fabulous low light image, the coloours are excellent.

Thank you for your advice on my Hydrangea, it is appreciated
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 9:35PM
nicely composed shot Dave with good light Dave
19 Aug 2012 11:49PM
Beautiful image night image well captured.
Allen, Smile
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 5:58PM
Awesome capture, Dave.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
21 Aug 2012 4:06PM
'Super perspective, pov, Composition, & imaging parameters on this lovely nighttime London Scenic Image,' Dave~~ Smile

Ciao~ Peter
swanseamale47 10 124 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 10:50AM
Great colours, taken at just the right time for the sky.
howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 7:55PM
Outstanding colours!A Very, Very well taken shotSmile
24 Aug 2012 8:48PM
Again great shot Dave

25 Aug 2012 9:53PM
WOW! I love this picture. I would pay for this to be hung on my wall. I would love to do some night shots but i have not got a clue how to do them without the shutter been too slow. Any tips ? I have a Canon 450D.
1881 6 India
28 Aug 2012 4:08PM
Superb shot.

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