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Night and Day

By Jasper87  
Night and day you are the one
Only you beneath the moon or under the sun
Whether near to me or far, it's no matter where you are
I think of you
Day and night, night and day
........................... Cole Porter

I tried to take the night version on the same day, but someone hadn't paid the bill because the lights never came on! TWO trips south of the river!!

Daylight - Iso 200, f16, 1/160sec, @15mm. Tripod and remote

Night - Iso 100, f16, 0.8secs, @14mm. Tripod and remote (and 5 layers of clothing, hat, gloves, and scarf!!!)


Tags: London Night Architecture Low light River thames Chelsea bridge

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9 Apr 2013 7:39AM
Super compositions Dave, like both,

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nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
9 Apr 2013 7:58AM

Quote:Super compositions Dave, like both,

Same with me, Dave. Wonderful clarity as well.
KingBee Plus
11 524 2 Scotland
9 Apr 2013 7:59AM
As with all your evening images, V1 has all the drama and therefore wins it for me.


fentiger 16 916 24 England
9 Apr 2013 8:04AM
No comparison the evening shot wins it by a mile. Great stuff Dave.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:11AM
Fantastic!! has to be V1, and like the comparison given us Dave
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:22AM
Great stuff Dave - one of your specials
franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:25AM
Both are excellent with version 1 just winning it for me Dave.

9 Apr 2013 8:30AM
V1 for me Dave. thought you said you were a fine weather photographer! It must have been cold with all those layers necessary. glad you braved it anyway. They are both fine images
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:31AM
Fascinating how in daylight you can't see the compositional lines as clearly nor the form of the bridges yet by night there's so much more interest and drama. Strong curving lead in and then a selection of straight lines and angles to lead you back across the frame. There's still some nice colour left in the sky for an added bonus! Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
9 Apr 2013 8:37AM
Like both Dave big fan of your twilight work! But today V2 has the extra crispness so my choice today.


Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:44AM
Super images Dave. Very hard to choose - love the night shot with the strong sweeping lit arch but equally the day shot has a great reflection. Smile

richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
9 Apr 2013 8:49AM
Great composition in these fine images! the light and composition in V1 just edges it for me!!
Good images but I like v2. I think the reflections make it more interesting. Plus it has a certain clean, brightness.
9 Apr 2013 9:04AM
Two excellent images, Dave!
I do like the atmosphere that the lighting gives to V1 and the way you are led into
the picture by the sweeping railings.
It's interesting to see the variation in tide levels and the effect that has on the

johnke 4 223 15
9 Apr 2013 9:12AM
Spectacular lighting in V1 Dave. Wondered where you were? I believe congratulations are in order Too, well done...John
For me it has to be v1 night captures have that look what bring out parts we don't normally see , nice shot Dave,

woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 9:28AM
Saw the title - knew the tune.
(I never know the words Blush)
V1 for me, too, but the detail of the structure is interesting in V2.
marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 9:29AM
Extremely difficult to choose Dave, but I think v1 just scrapes it, your early evening shots are wonderful!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1794 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 9:39AM
An interesting comparison, V1 is so much more dynamic and it's down to the long leisurely diagonal lead-in of the railings.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
9 Apr 2013 9:41AM
Both excellent, Dave, but the night image is that little extra special for me. Carol
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
9 Apr 2013 9:44AM
V1 stands out with the lighting, interesting to see the the different height of water between the two images. - gary
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
9 Apr 2013 9:45AM
It's interesting to see the differences between day and night. I think I prefer night -it hides so much extraneous detail and makes a cleaner picture.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 9:53AM
A super pov, you do capture night scenes so very well.
This is good light under the Chelsea Bridge. Still a nice blue.
But there is more than one way to approach this. I would try
less time but enhance the shadow and highlight......Blush
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
9 Apr 2013 9:57AM
Love that clear blue sky and what wonderful reflections in V2 but have to say, for me you always excel with low-light, night time images and V1 falls right into that category yet again!

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
9 Apr 2013 9:57AM
Excellent POV of this bridge. You have made it very attractive Dave !!!
9 Apr 2013 10:04AM
both good Dave fine compositions in this instance I think the daylight capture wins by a nose

9 Apr 2013 10:06AM
Beautiful low light image well captured.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 146 16 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 10:12AM
2 great images but v1 all the way for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
9 Apr 2013 10:23AM
Beautiful set Dave; I particularly like the zig-zag composition of V1.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
9 Apr 2013 10:48AM
Two lovely images Dave - but the night one is stunning !!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 11:00AM
Lovely though the red/white/blue of day image I just love the rich midnight blue and golds of evening.
P.S. Come on spill the beans - congratulations ? - what have you been up to?
9 Apr 2013 12:01PM
Wonderful images, Dave. Nice pov.

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 12:31PM
2 excellent images but the night shot has the most impact. Both are superbly composed and I am very impressed with the quality of the night shot. Top work Dave.
danbrann 13 636 17
9 Apr 2013 12:31PM
Evening for me Dave. A cracker.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 12:49PM
V2 rings my bells today ... surprising me!
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
9 Apr 2013 12:57PM
V1 is just gorgeous. Great exposure and comp.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 12:59PM
Two equally well observed, composed and exposed images Dave. In both it is the point of view which makes the images work brining balance and interest.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Apr 2013 1:02PM
Both interesting on their own ---as a combo, the comparison is marvelous! Two worthy trips!
9 Apr 2013 2:43PM
Superb composition Dave. Has to be V1 for me
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
9 Apr 2013 3:00PM
Both well composed images Dave. But lights at night make any scene magical, when captured well like this......Sandy
9 Apr 2013 3:21PM
Superb compositions, both are good
HELANA 7 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 4:30PM
Both images have there on merit on is one Dave, for me, today, has to be V1.Thank you for going back to your best, LONDON. Super shots.
9 Apr 2013 4:43PM
Dynamic composition in V1 with superb night light, excellent day light in V2 with sublime reflections. I can't choose.SmileSmileSmile Like both them.
xwang 8 56 8
9 Apr 2013 4:51PM
Both are wonderful shots, slightly want to go out at the night to take a shot...Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
9 Apr 2013 5:02PM
Two super captures, Dave, but has to be night for me Wink
Trev Smile
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
9 Apr 2013 5:57PM
Two very impressive images, Dave -- worth the extra trip.
9 Apr 2013 5:59PM
Super composition, Dave, in both images !
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 6:03PM
To the left a bit... Bit more more step to the leftWink SplashGrin OoopsBlush

Now how interesting to me that the night shot bridge looks much bigger than the daytime one, and I mean the bridge size not the image size, as they are the same sizeTongueTongue
Anyway I like the daytime one...lovelySmile
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
9 Apr 2013 6:18PM
Two brilliant images but I must say that v2 wins it for me with lovely detail.Smile
8 10 10 England
9 Apr 2013 6:37PM
Both excellent - your night shots are always winners and this proves so yet again.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
9 Apr 2013 6:40PM
Version one for me Dave the bridge lighting makes this for me
Regards Richard
9 Apr 2013 7:17PM

Quote:Version one for me Dave the bridge lighting makes this for me
Regards Richard

I'm with Richard! V1 has the edge.

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 7:40PM
Superb composition Dave - the light is wonderful in v1!
capto Plus
5 4.8k 8 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 7:41PM
Two excellent shots, can't decide which is best. I do wonder what V1 would have been like had the water been still. Another trip on a warmer day maybe.Smile

LexEquine 11 19 United States
9 Apr 2013 7:43PM
Two Superb Scenic Images ~
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 5:43AM
Two excellent shots, I honestly cannot choose a favourite.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 8:03AM
Particularly like V1 composition is excellent and the exposure is spot on. Nice work Dave. paul
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 8:07AM
Amazing... Lovely view point and lovely light... Grin
Well seen! IB
10 Apr 2013 12:48PM
Two wonderful images Dave, I really like both Smile
10 Apr 2013 2:52PM
Excellent shots, V1 is majestic.
CHRISB911 11 54 1
10 Apr 2013 3:47PM
cold hearted orb that rules the night, version one for me dave the lead in curve from left to right is excellent and plenty of colour left in the sky, the compostion tick all the boxes
10 Apr 2013 4:06PM
Great composition Dave, with very striking lighting!
Thanks for my comment, as usual, written with insight into the image. You often point out something more than i've seen!
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
10 Apr 2013 7:05PM
Two Fantastic and great images indeed,V1 is my favorite,very well done,
10 Apr 2013 10:07PM
V1 is a cracker. Superb composition and tones.
10 Apr 2013 10:47PM
Dave, 2 lovely images, v1 is a belter.......fine detail with great lines........I like the little glimmer of light on the rail in the f/g..........very nice mate.

User_Removed 7 48 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 1:51PM
Two super contrasting images, love them and love the song.
Regards, Alf.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Apr 2013 3:08PM
your trademark fantastic light!! Just how many bridges are there in London?
and thanks for your comment regarding breaking bad
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
11 Apr 2013 8:03PM
I agree v1 is a cracker

5 3 8 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 9:27PM
V1 is stunning! Glad to make it 100!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
12 Apr 2013 11:11AM
Both superb shots Dave..Lin
16 Apr 2013 9:36PM
Amazing set Dave, I like bothSmile
Regards Valery
The night shot does it for me Dave. 'What a difference a day makes'. S
silverfoxey 8 17 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 10:52AM
Super night capture of this London scene Dave. You have some very good night shot. all interesting compositions. cheers James. Thank you for your comments made. Wink

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