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Setting sun behind London Eye

Posted by
Ian Smith (London, United Kingdom) on 27 April 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

An evening stroll across the Hungerford Bridge one winter evening and I came across this magnificent sunset.

FUJIFILM FinePix F30 1/800 second F/7.1 ISO 400 8 mm

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Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Spectacular light you've caught on this wonderful photo Ian, and I love the 'L' shaped composition formed by the London Eye and the river vista.

It's really great to see you here on AM3 and hope you enjoy it as much as I've done over the last 2 years and 500 photos.

All the best, Ian

27 Apr 2009 9:20pm

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Thanks Ian. I've been sorting out a lot of my shots over the last months, and though it would be nice to show off those I though worked quite well.

28 Apr 2009 8:00pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Also owning the F31 Ian, you know what impresses me about the IQ on this shot?..... it's the immaculate blue of the sky!

The sky has a lovely even tone with no sign of any noise, which usually means either no processing at all or processing of the highest possible calibre. I know from bitter experience how difficult skies like this can be to process naturally, particularly with the small pixels of any compact camera.

29 Apr 2009 6:56am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Hi Ian. Just a crop and mild saturation boost was all. At ISO400 (by mistake) it seemed to enhance the DR a little bit also (maybe?).

29 Apr 2009 9:25am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


29 Apr 2009 7:35pm

@Onlymehdi: Cheers!

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

The light is just breathtaking.

4 May 2009 10:27pm

@GJC: Thank you GJC, I was just lucky to be there at the right time.

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Super. Love how the eye dominates the skyline including the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben on the right. Great light and silhouettes.

5 May 2009 2:03am

@Stu: Thank you Stu! Its not often so many landmarks can appear side by side in harmony.

Sarah from Switzerland

Beautiful shot, Ian. At first I thought it was sunrise because everything looks so quiet and peaceful! Nicely done.

6 Jun 2009 8:07pm

1/800 second
ISO 400
8 mm