The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, and since January 2011, the EDF Energy London Eye.
The entire structure is 135 metres tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres. It is currently Europe's tallest Ferris wheel, the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.5 million visitors annually. Source: Wikipedia
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BennyV (13354) 2014-02-22 2:12
Red eye ball, like an abstract circle superimposed on the city picture, or a giant red clock: it's 17:25. Fine picture!
chrislo (3351) 2014-02-22 2:32
A spectacular image with motion and rich night time colours. You've captured the motion blur of the wheel very well without losing any of the details. The sharpness is spot on and the silky Thames reflects the colours of the city quite well. A splendid night shot with a magical atmosphere.
carlo62 (22375) 2014-02-22 2:46
una foto notturna in grande stile, con luci colorate di grande impatto visivo.
Spero che tu abbia fatto anche uno scatto in verticale per riprendere i fantastici riflessi.
Bellissimo il movimento della ruota, che con il suo colore rosso domina la scena inequivocabilmente.
timecapturer (40290) 2014-02-22 3:03
another unusual and original shot of my capital, love the effect here and your accomplished execution is inspiring. Superb and creative presentation. Excellent!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
Romano46 (14520) 2014-02-22 4:32
a differenza della foto precedente nella quale non avevi usato il cavalletto, in questa hai scelto (giustamente) una posa lunga per creare il piacevole effetto di movimento della ruota panoramica.
Un'idea assaiindovinata che valorizza in maniera straordinaria quella che già era una eccellente fotografia della LOndra moderna.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
PaulVDV (18754) 2014-02-22 4:35
If you're too late for the blue hour, you ensure that there's a lot of blue in the nightshot :)
The red and blue is a terrific combination.
Beautiful reflected colours in the Thames and beautiful star shape lights at the left.
London isn't far from here but I've never seen the London Eye.
Best regards, Paul
Sergiom (49008) 2014-02-22 5:00
Je ne me souviens pas d'avoir vu le London Eye de nuit. Une merveille d'architecture et d'ingénierie qui prend ses couleurs rouges pour la nuit. J'aime beaucoup la texture de l'eau à l'avant plan.
jhm (130662) 2014-02-22 8:15
These picture is pleasant to look at, the turning of the big wheel makes these picture very attractive
Wonderful reflections with all colours of the Rainbow.
Sharpness and colours are very pleasant to look at.
Composition and presentation are of high quality.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Noel_Byrne (16271) 2014-02-22 8:55
This is stunning! I love the eye anytime, but this is the first time I have seen it in red, and it looks superb, especially with the blue buildings for the ultimate color contrast. The sheen on the water makes it look like silk, and you captured such wonderful movement too. What a brilliant scene!
Thanks as always
rychem (15472) 2014-02-22 9:06
Atrakcyjne zdjęcie, fantastycznie uchwycilas ruch koła, wuglada jak płonącą obrecz,
yquem46 (37514) 2014-02-22 9:48
Another excellent one at night
good control of exposure and colors that blend well together
have a nice we, best regards
photoray (7952) 2014-02-22 11:08
Like everyone else a very attractive London night scene with the London Eye in motion and red glow, blue and gold lighting, and reflected in the Thames.
The ferris wheel looks more attractive in your image.
Thanks for sharing,
ngk (2345) 2014-02-22 11:16
Beautiful night scene!! Amazing colors, great sharpness, fantastic light management!!
krzychu30 (14398) 2014-02-22 14:35
te mocne,zywe kolory sprawiaja,ze grafika zdjecia jest fantastyczna.
Kolorystyka sprawia,ze scena jest bardzo zywa,energetyczna i oceniajac po tym i ostatnim twoim zdjeciu z Londynu,to podobnie jak Nowy Jork miasto,ktore nigdy nie spi.
Swietna kompozycja i znakomita jakosc obrazu!
Pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli
jjcordier (69609) 2014-02-22 22:55
Spectaculaire photo nocturne du London Eye et de son environnement très coloré.
vjmite (3588) 2014-02-22 23:00
The colors in this photo really stand out - the red of the wheel, the blue and gold of the buildings, and the wonderful reflections in the water. Nice sharp image with perfect exposure.
Everybody calls it the London Eye, so why bother with all these ridiculous name changes? A permanent monument should have a permanent name, not the name of whichever company has friends in the local council at the time.
wolf38 (29666) 2014-02-23 0:54
Hello Gosia. When it gets dark and the artificial light enchanted everything, the giant wheels start to turn. Your photo is a great eye catcher. The bright colors are phenomenal. Best technical quality also.
Nicou (109742) 2014-02-23 1:43
Fantastique vue et compo quelle rouge merveilleux quel effet de couleur sueprbe captage et compo avec les reflets sur le plan d'eau et tous ces édifices illuminés merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
serp2000 (35082) 2014-02-23 3:37
Wonderful presentation of the famous wheel from London. This red circle reminds me the big clock with 5:30 ;)) Good exposure, excellent colors.
karacabeylis (1465) 2014-02-23 5:39
what can ı say! the best color management of the day, I suppose. great job.
Royaldevon (23412) 2014-02-24 6:37
I have seen many shots of the London Eye but this has given it a whole new perspective! The colours are vibrant, standing out so well against the dark sky. Your slow shutter speed has given a fantastic zig-zag appearance to the wheel, whilst streaks of light, inside the wheel, suggest the movement.
I particularly like the surface of the Thames, reflecting light as if covered in a layer of ice!
Have a great week,
abmdsudi (35366) 2014-02-24 6:52
A striking night shot on light, colours and view point, a really pleasant image finely exposed with the glowing wheel grabs the eye. You have turned this to be a great photo and it makes me warmer just looking at it. It's bold, vibrant and smoothness of silky water completes the compo handsomely. Extremely stunning shot, Congrats
Cricri (95421) 2014-02-24 9:12
Très jolie ambiance colorée, lumineux sous le fond sombre, bien cadrer avec les reflets, vraiment une très jolie réalisation agréable a regarder
adramad (32897) 2014-02-24 12:39
Superb composition this evening, where no doubt the big wheel with red so intense that captures all of our attention, at first, then also we enjoy with the beautiful shades of color of the illuminated buildings that overlook the river, giving lovely tones with their reflections.
A beautiful job very well done.
With good lighting and sharpness.
Have a nice day.
Alco (5868) 2014-02-24 19:48
Beautiful night shot of that wheel. The colors offered by the buildings in the background and the wheel are superb. I have noticed a special movement of the wheel when I move my mouse up and down on your picture (try it).Very well done.TFS.
Have a nice day.
mesutilgim (75580) 2014-02-25 2:00
I remembe that I had seen many captures here of the Wheel. But your nocturnal capture has a different and chatmy effect with great graphism.
TFS and best regards
lousat (67159) 2014-02-25 2:12
Hi Gosia,absolutely beautiful! Fantastic exposure to take the best details and colors of facades and the rotation effect of the big eye,spectacular and colorful silk effect on the water too,2 points are not enough..ehhee...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Subhogen (3216) 2014-02-25 2:15
That is a spectacular shot of this huge Ferris wheel. Here the central positioning of the cog of the wheel works very well as it gives the spectacular wheel a dominating presence in the frame. Love the contrast between all the colours. The motion blur on the wheel presents so much dynamism without disturbing the perfect details of the BG buildings. Expertly done, thanks for sharing.
Gigidusud (11667) 2014-02-25 5:53
Wow! Fantastic night shot with nice colors and splendid reflections. Beautiful this red eye! Great light management and excellent POV. I love it!
williewhistler (10899) 2014-02-25 5:56
the strong vibrant colours give the image so much impact in a beautifully composed and expertly exposed photograph,the shutter speed being perfect for the subject in a fine night time shot.
Kind regards Les.
ktanska (23144) 2014-02-25 10:55
I had no idea of a possiblity to see this scene on such wild and saturated colours. The red wheel is gorgeous and so are the reflections on the river. You clearly found optimal exposure for the scene. Makes me want to visit London again.
RhodieIke (10381) 2014-02-25 22:33
Wonderful capture of this iconic London Eye at night, fantastic colours, sharp and glowing.
Love it, Tfs,
COSTANTINO (46512) 2014-02-26 13:08
Hello dear friend
excellent and difficult nocturne shot
thousand of lights decorate this wonderful
scenery and their reflections add depth
spectacular image with real motion
your useful notes about red eye
have a nice new day
CLODO (27504) 2014-02-27 3:16
what an explosion of vivid colors, blue against red, moving wheel vs stable buildings.
claudeD (28273) 2014-02-27 4:35
wonderful picture showing this very interesting night shot of the famous London Eye. You have realized a perfect light managment and fine colors. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jemaflor (76624) 2014-02-27 11:50
so lovely light capture, perfect colors and reflections, interesting subject well framed, bravo !
mcmtanyel (7335) 2014-02-27 17:00
The colors in this photo are very eye-catching. The sharpness and the excellent light management of this night scene make it spectacular. Congratulations & TFS.
PS. There is a red-eye removal tool in Photoshop, LOL!
bona (11859) 2014-02-28 13:24
lovely colors you got here. The reflection of the lights on water gave a wonderful effect. My wife and I were thinking to visit London in future.
Thanks for share
kasianowak (3786) 2014-02-28 13:57
Przesliczne nocne zdjecie z mojego miasta! :) Kolory sa wrecz niesamowite, a ciemne niebo tworzy eleganckie tlo dla architektury Londynu.
Pozdrawiam i zycze milego weekendu
Graal (93606) 2014-03-01 1:09
chyba tu wszystko powiedziano. Fajne ujecie slawnego juz londynskiego kola. Bdb jakosc. Kolory przyciagaja uwage. Zdjecie jak na pocztowke. Brawo.
Milego weekendu (u mnie dzis leje).
Waylim (24346) 2014-03-01 14:49
This is very cool shot. I love it, I have never seen it in read, mostly blue and purple. Love the contrast of the bright red and the blue building in the background. Excellent quality with great sharpness and the sense of motion on the ferry going round and round.
npecanhuk (58246) 2014-03-02 3:15
Hi Gosia! Your pictures of Lonndon are all wonderful and certainly unique! You really saw it in a different way and captured its landmarks so attractively! I just love this one! Cheers, Neyvan
delpeoples (50271) 2014-03-03 0:26
Witaj dear Gosia
Oooh this is just like on Lord of The Rings, but even better. What an amazing night shot, sensational colours and reflections. The water has been exposed superbly, it looks like wet cement and everything is so sharp and well-defined.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
patpatch (937) 2014-03-06 9:01
It's a very spectacular shot !The colours of the building and their reflection on the Thames,are very nice ,with a strong effect ,contrasting with the black sky.
I think the red eye is really hypnotic.
eldancer1 (22445) 2014-03-10 7:34
Awesome capture of the London Eye! Especially the reflections of the colors in the water. It's not very noticeable but I can see the effect of the slow speed on the movement of the ferris wheel. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
The world tallest ferris wheel at 550 feet (167.6 meters), the High Roller, will open for rides in Las Vegas in April 2014. See my post on March 5th.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (29053)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-13
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 20mm F1.7
- Exposure: f/10.0, 8 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kasia's Favourites 4 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-22 2:07