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An Evening in London

Posted by
Ian Smith (London, United Kingdom) on 18 March 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Long exposure (with no filters) from Golden Jubilee Bridge looking south towards Westminster Bridge - just before I got drenched in an instant thunderstorm that the BBC weather service failed to mention before I headed out.

Canon EOS 60D 8 seconds F/11.0 ISO 100 15 mm

All photo's Copyright © Ian Smith

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

a beautiful blue hour shot with fine light, colours & the light steaks from the moving boat with the 8 seconds exposure

18 Mar 2013 6:36am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Framing is a touch tight at the top but that's easily overlooked when all other aspects are so bloody good. Excellent stuff Ian.

18 Mar 2013 7:24am

@digitalCG: I need to get an UWA.

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Beautiful !
The light and reflection of the boat in motion are a huge structural element in the image.

18 Mar 2013 7:31am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice night shot!
so beautiful composition, colors, lights & reflections!

18 Mar 2013 7:53am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

A gorgeous view! Beautiful light and reflections! I love it! Have a nice day, Ian.

18 Mar 2013 8:18am

Hans ter Horst from Dippach, Luxembourg

LOL, I know what you mean by the unexpected rain. I use this website to plan my photo shoots if it looks like rain:!dashboard;a=London

18 Mar 2013 8:36am

@Hans ter Horst: Thanks!

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Stunning slow speed with wonderful night shot quality, and, as almost all achieved slow speed pictures upon water, candidate to spotlight.

18 Mar 2013 8:46am

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice image , well done

18 Mar 2013 11:27am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan


I stopped trusting the Beeb's weather forecast after the famous Michael Fish hurricane "incident" of 1987.

18 Mar 2013 1:51pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


18 Mar 2013 3:02pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Fantastic, nicely captured !*****

18 Mar 2013 5:37pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great light & colours!

18 Mar 2013 6:01pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

just fantastic!

18 Mar 2013 7:32pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great composition and fine exposure! the line created by the boat moving on the right actually helps to point the eyes towards the city and Ferris Wheel...

19 Mar 2013 12:43am

Bill Brown from California, United States


19 Mar 2013 4:09am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Candidate received !
Congrats on the spot !

19 Mar 2013 8:07pm

@Basile Pesso: You have great influence! :-) Merci!

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

19 Mar 2013 8:09pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Afghanistan

Stunning night shot ... light and colors are absolutely magnificent !!!
Congratulations on this well deserved Spotlight !!!

19 Mar 2013 8:33pm

farideh from rasht, Iran

Very nice.Congratulations!

19 Mar 2013 8:53pm

Blind Owl from Southern California, United States

Congratulations on Spotlight!

19 Mar 2013 8:58pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

wonderful image Ian, I missed this first time around, but i love the blue shimmer from the eye on to the Thames.

19 Mar 2013 9:03pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Congrats Ian !!

19 Mar 2013 9:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

19 Mar 2013 10:03pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Yesterday, you were my favorite, so congrats !

19 Mar 2013 10:03pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent ! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

19 Mar 2013 10:13pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Congrats the intensity of colour, sharpness and fiery motion.

19 Mar 2013 10:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding. Congratulations!!

20 Mar 2013 12:37am

Sen Jamir from Caloocan, Philippines

Amazing Colors! Congratulations!

20 Mar 2013 2:07am

Véro from Savoie, France

Stunning colours and sharpness, congrats !

20 Mar 2013 4:55am

L'angevine from Angers, France

bravo pour la qualité de ces couleurs et de la netteté aussi puis j'adore cette roue bleue

20 Mar 2013 8:14am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

20 Mar 2013 8:28am

Sylvie capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

congratulations... wonderful image.

20 Mar 2013 8:42am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Superb !!....Congratulations on the spotlight..

20 Mar 2013 9:32am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Thank you for your kind comments everyone! Makes the memory of getting soaked a distant one :-)

20 Mar 2013 9:33am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

So beautiful ! A splendid blue and gold photo !Congratulations on the spotligt !

20 Mar 2013 9:36am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A very beautiful composition and superbly photographed ! Congratulations on the Spotlight !

20 Mar 2013 12:19pm

Nadia from Miscouche, Canada

soo Beautiful!

20 Mar 2013 2:35pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

A beautiful evening, 5*

20 Mar 2013 3:27pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wow, this is fantastic ... like a speeding car racing into the river on a disappearing road.
Congratulations on the Spotlight!

20 Mar 2013 5:06pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

20 Mar 2013 8:11pm

Landy from Miami, United States

fabulosa imagen nocturna un saludo, 10*

21 Mar 2013 1:02am

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

Beautiful shot.. Congrates on spotlight..

21 Mar 2013 1:13am

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States


21 Mar 2013 1:04pm

Nadine from Le sud....., France

trés belle magie de l'instant

21 Mar 2013 5:46pm

yvan from Bled, Slovenia

A unique shot of the metroplois, very original!

21 Mar 2013 7:33pm

Benz World from Australia

Love the colours and the movement from the boat. Were you tempted to stay and try to get some lightning strikes in your long exposures?

22 Mar 2013 11:30am

@Benz World: Unfortunately the 60D isn't waterproof, and neither was I :-)

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

3 Apr 2013 7:58pm

Canon EOS 60D
8 seconds
ISO 100
15 mm