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Passing through Rupert Court

Posted by
Ian Smith (London, United Kingdom) on 23 March 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Rupert Court is an old London alleyway between Rupert Street and Wardour Street, and is on the edge of Chinatown. This is an early morning shot on the celebration for Chinese New Year - I always like to come a few hours before the celebrations begin to capture the preparations.

FUJIFILM FinePix F30 1/110 second F/2.8 ISO 400 8 mm

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

wonderful photography .. love your journey through the tiny streets of London ..

23 Mar 2011 5:25am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Could be Singapore, Hong Kong, I imagine, and I like the pizza express ! global world ... Annierita

23 Mar 2011 5:28am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Yes, there is a sense of expectancy. And again, your fabulous reds!

23 Mar 2011 9:04am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The atmosphere of this district is broadcast well. I like very much these small Chinese lanterns of color which wakes a little bit dark side of the place

23 Mar 2011 10:25am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Very nice shot ! Like the light, the colors, the compo ! Well done !

23 Mar 2011 11:47am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I cannot believe the difference between the London and New York Chinatowns! Your images are so quiet, clean, subdued... our Chinatown is extremely loud, jam packed with people, smells, colors, cars, etc.

23 Mar 2011 1:24pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The calm before the fury.
Nice shot with good mbiance...

23 Mar 2011 1:45pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

excellent framing

23 Mar 2011 4:56pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nicely exposed Ian.

23 Mar 2011 5:49pm

missparis from Paris, France


23 Mar 2011 8:23pm

Jochen from Wildschönau, Austria

nice pic with good colors

23 Mar 2011 10:25pm

dan from Paris, France

The red is always the color, the vital lead of the party !

24 Mar 2011 8:52am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

I thought for a moment I'd stumbled into one of Hugo's photos from Hong Kong by mistake Ian!.....this is fantastic! I love the gentle light on the shopfronts and pavement and the quality of the colours.

24 Mar 2011 9:08am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What an exceptional mood! Incredibly detailed... and the light, colours... almost surreal! Beautifully cinematic! Marvelous work Ian!:-)

24 Mar 2011 3:41pm

1/110 second
ISO 400
8 mm