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London by night

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by AdWright, 21 Jan 2006.

  1. AdWright

    Wise Guy

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    Spent this evening wondering along the South Bank taking some pictures:

    C&C welcome

    1. Palace of Westminster
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    2. Clock tower at Palace of Westminster (aka Big Ben)
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    3. London Eye
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    4. Palace of Westminster (again)
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  2. AdWright

    Wise Guy

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    5. London Eye from Golden Jubilee bridge [​IMG]

    6. St. Paul's Cathedral [​IMG]

    7. St. Paul's Cathedral & Millennium Bridge
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    8. Looking along Millennium Bridge
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  3. E1mo

    Wise Guy

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    I like the pictures and composition, but the horizon doesn't seem level on a lot of them.
     
  4. Sleepyd

    Hitman

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    Nice exposures, but all the horizons are angled
     
  5. Joe T

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    I was there tonight too! My mate took almost exactly the same pictures (well, some of them anyway!).

    They are reasonably good mate. :)
     
  6. AdWright

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    E1mo & Sleepyd - I have corrected 1 and 6 for wonky horizons, but I think the others are fine in this respect? (I aligned the crop tool in Photoshop to lines that should be vertical and horizontal and it seems fine)

    Thanks, mate. I saw quite a few photographers there tonight! A group of four or five chaps with SLRs and tripods near the Tate Modern and a few others outside the National Theatre, and a few on Waterloo bridge
     
  7. cyKey

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    So, who's up for a London night shoot meet? :D Cool shots. No.2 seems to be a bit wonky too. I bet most of the photographers were there on whale duty.
     
  8. Matt Harper

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    Nice set, as said some don't appear to be level. Although, some of mine are never level when i shot them anyways! The first and second ones appear to be alittle tightly framed. Could be me tho.

    Tempering Phoenix_Cosmos and I was saying the other day about shooting in London at night..

    mmm... 10mm'ness :p
     
  9. Joe T

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    Sleepyd and I have penciled in next saturday night for a london shoot. :)
     
  10. Slime101

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    I'd be up for a london "night2 shoot - but i'm up in cykeys part of the world these days (well almost) and hence its a bit of a trek but i'm sure i could make it.
     
  11. AdWright

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    Corrected (I think - it seemed to be all of about 0.25 of a degree out!). Hit Ctrl-F5 to refresh.

    Unfortunately, there was a ruddy great crane on a barge just out of frame on the left of shot 1.
     
  12. hoodmeister

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    I really like the composition of shot no. 3 :D

    edit : what tripod are you using?
     
  13. arcamalpha

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    I'd definately be up for a London night shoot. Been hoping we'd do a meet around here...
     
  14. Reidy

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    some stunning photos there mate
     
  15. AdWright

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    Thanks, but the shot idea was shamelessly stolen from Practical Photography. I'm using a Manfrotto 190Pro B with 484RC2 head. Surprisingly, even though I had the tripod up for over 5 minutes for a few shots at the London Eye, the tripod police didn't give me any hassle (must have been during their tea break...)
     
  16. woodsy2k

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    I like thos shots mate. Part from the slope, that has been mentioned already, you seem to have a good eye for a shot.

    I would be up for a london meet, but i have exams atm, and getting there and back would have to be a train journey for me. plus i dont really know london that well. :(
     
  17. AdWright

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    Seriously, which shots still have a slope? I thought that I had corrected them all (Ctrl-F5 if you haven't already). Maybe I'm blind. Could one of you please Photoshop the shots and show me the difference. I can't see it!!!
     
  18. dod

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  19. TomWilko

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    4,5 and 6...lovely :)
     
  20. philio16

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    £25 return-ish on the train if you book a few weeks in advance :) It's only the earliest and latest trains though so could get a whole day of shooting, a couple of hours at night then head home! Been thinking about doing it myself sometime soon.