An early Saturday morning on Tower Bridge in the City of London, England, and a lone cyclist pedals his way across the famous London landmark.
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lousat (92848) 2012-09-02 2:03
Hi Brian,a very unusual spectacle you show us today,only a cyclist on the Tower Bridge is a situation very rare to see...ehehe.....magnificent composition whit the arch like a natural border and the usual top quality.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
snunney (100698) 2012-09-02 2:05
A cleverly composed image using one of the arches to frame the two towers. I like the light and shadow contrasts and the feeling of depth. Pleasant ambient light and good colours and sharpness. Have a good Sunday.
siudzi (34141) 2012-09-02 2:13
Great shot of this famous and well-known symbol of London! Well seen and composed view with the arch captured as a frame. Fantastic image. Like it a lot!
Royaldevon (39702) 2012-09-02 2:51
Your early morning start has paid excellent dividends. Such a clear view through the arch of the bridge and no interference from traffic. I really like how the shot moves from shadow into sunlight. There are a host of great leads to the focal bridge tower, caught with a great dof.
Amazingly, the cyclist is perfectly placed. You must have been very patient.
Have a lovely Sunday,
wolf38 (31296) 2012-09-02 3:03
Hello Brian. I always admire the technical brilliance of your masterful photos. The manner of presentation like it very much. Each of these photos is an incentive for other photographers. Your photo today is a good example. Very nice. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Flavia (10352) 2012-09-02 3:30
i had really to look for the ciclist... Great composition using the arch to frame the bridge, nice light and contrast of the blue and grey.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-02 3:30
a splendid photo of this famous place and I like the composition and the attractive lights, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
jhm (154508) 2012-09-02 3:30
You use the arch as frame this gives a very nice result.
We get few image out of these angle, and almost never with a biker on the bridge
Excellent compositio, sharpness and clarity are fantastic.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice Sunday,
Highmountains (2674) 2012-09-02 5:31
Wao ! Its a wonderfully taken shot. Ita a new framing and a new view to the famous Landmark. The fresh and bright paints (for the Olympics) provide a sparkling contrast to the brown / grey colour of the tower blocks.
Great composition to keep the tower at the centre of your frame. The half of the gigantic archway has become a unusual but facinating frame for this photograph. The colours are bright and clear but the texture is soft. The geometric angles created by the long shadow is good. The lone cyclist is there in the frame - but of no consequencial focus...
Thanks for sharing this beautiful composition.
macjake (69131) 2012-09-02 6:17
without a doubt, the best time to wander the streets of major cities is very early, seems like you're the only person in the whole world. I love doing this, it can give you a strange feeling.
In this shot we can see the strong curves and depth of the bridge deck. Always hard to produce a fine photo with the sunlight and shadows, but you've done just that here.
Can't believe i didn't visit this on my trip over here a few years back, but it was for only 2 days, and it was pouring rain all the time.
Have a great day
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-09-02 7:31
It must have been very early to have this bridge this quiet! I like how the photo is framed by the arch and how the lines in the road and the railing all lead into the centre.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-09-02 8:04
Really nice framing to this one, Brian, almost forcing the eye down from the tower to the street and the cyclist. Wonderful lines carry the eye from there through the shot. Well seen and captured.
JFS (32459) 2012-09-02 9:44
Brian, you surprise me every day, the POV is really good, i guess that you like to shoot early morning when people are sleeping and the light is much nicer. The bridge looks great.
Have a good week!
rychem (37343) 2012-09-02 10:38
You are an early riser and it pays, wonderful photo with fantastic morning light, original POV, splendid photo
kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-09-02 11:09
great warm early morning light at play here casting lovely long shadows. The arch is nicely put to use to frame the towers and the clear blue sky is stark against the detail in the shot. Thanks for sharing
jjcordier (79297) 2012-09-02 23:01
Tu as dű te lever tôt pour avoir cette image du pont quasi désert (je n'avais męme pas repéré tout de suite le cycliste). Tu as réussi ŕ bien maitriser le fort contraste de luminosité dans l'image.
dkmurphys (59951) 2012-09-03 0:50
You have quite original POVs from London. I like your works, the city looks more enjoyable.
Have a great week.
mjw364 (1316) 2012-09-04 3:19
I guess the cyclist is "halfway to paradise"! Sorry couldn't resist!
Another immaculately framed shot using the arch to frame the tower and as always with excellent leading lines. Sharp and well exposed.
I admire your dedication... getting up so early in order to get a shot like this would kill me!
Well planned shot.
baddori (20151) 2012-09-04 23:39
Excellent photographer and "unique."
The own production is constant, varied and perfect.
The imventiva innate ... as a child? .
Very light and beautifully presented a "sacred icon" in London.
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-09-13 14:38
The image has been shot from under the one of the towers of the bridge.The angles and curves used in the image is remarkable.The lone cyclist seems to be taking the advantage of the traffic road on the bridge.TFS.
claudeD (39623) 2012-09-16 6:29
Its surely very rare to see so much traffic on Tower Bridge. You were at the right time at the right place. Excellent colors and very good vertical composition.Very well seen and done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mkamionka (37795) 2012-09-16 13:28
I have already thought that there is no way to present this famous bridge in a new original way. This is so creative that I have almost not recognized it. Excellent composition with great geometry. Very impressive and encouraging to try looking at famous places with a fresh eye,
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-02 1:54