St Paul's Cathedral was built by Christopher Wren between 1675 and 1711. It is one of Europe's largest cathedrals and its dome is only exceeded in size by that of the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The dome reaches a height of 111 meters and weights about 66,000 ton.
The church was the site of a number of important historic events such as the funeral of Admiral Nelson in 1806 and the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965. Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married here in 1981. Source: aviewoncities.com
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subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-08 1:07
a very nice capture in blue hour. Like your composition which has beautiful colours. Great sharp details and perfectly exposed. Superb one indeed. Tfs.
federico (4495) 2014-03-08 1:48
hi Gosia, very nice blue hour picture, wonderfull colours and reflections, nice subject too
williewhistler (16490) 2014-03-08 2:00
this is such a stunning photograph of the iconic London skyline at night,taken from an excellent view point with an imaginative exposure setting it displays the architectural features in remarkably clear detail and gorgeous colours.
Kind regards Les.
willperrett (11786) 2014-03-08 2:07
We've both posted blue-hour images this time. Yours is beautifully vibrant and sharp. I love the colour contrasts between the blue-purples of the sky and river, and the oranges of the street lighting. Did you visit the Tate Modern just to your left?
lousat (97515) 2014-03-08 3:54
Hi Gosia,absolutely fantastic!! A magnificent blue hour taken in a very professional quality,the large version too is over the perfection,so clean and without noise,very impressive details and colors,the pic of the day (for the moment..ehehhe) on TE ! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
daddo (27906) 2014-03-08 4:05
Hi Gosia. This is an accomplished shot at this time of day as it is crystal clear and beautifully lit. Excellent skills on show with lovely colours and reflections. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
Sergiom (88217) 2014-03-08 5:13
J'aime beaucoup ce point de vue sur la cathédrale. Il est différent de ce que l'on voit normalement.On voit aussi très bien le pont. La gestion de la lumière est superbe. J'aime bien ce qui ressemble à un feu d'artifice sur la gauche.
rogerl (1632) 2014-03-08 6:19
Gosia, it's hard to take a bad picture of this beautiful building, but you've taken a great one. The clarity is fantastic, and the colors in the sky, reflected in the water along with the lights, are lovely. The London skyline is so interesting, with almost no tall buildings, until you get well out to the Docklands, except for St. Paul's and Parliament. It still has the feel of an old city. Nice photo.
Noel_Byrne (33588) 2014-03-08 6:38
This is a place I have always wanted to see for the size and grandeur of it, and this shot makes me want to see it all the more. A truly beautiful capture of this icon of London. The light on the dome (perfectly on thirds!!) makes it the main focus of the shot, but that does not take away from the other excellent elements, such as the amazing colors, the sky and the silky sheen to the water. Really nicely done, this is a beautiful image from London.
macjake (72491) 2014-03-08 7:22
what can i say? You are certainly making me want to book a flight to London. Now i want to capture all these same beautiful views :)
Seems like you had excellent weather too, which is hard to come by i hear.
Superb exposure and focus, its just wuch a joy to view :)
Impressive all around
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-08 7:23
ennesima ora blu avente come soggetto Londra e come per le precedenti si può solo parlare che di una ottima realizzazione.
Anche in questa alla cura della composizione si somma una eccellente ripresa ricca di nitidezza e di luce dosata a perfezione.
Ormai in questo genere di fotografia sei tra le più brave.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-08 7:34
"Blue Hour" w najlepszym wydaniu!
Blekit nieba pieknie kontrastuje tutaj ze sztucznym oswietleniem miasta.
Takze fani architektury tak jak ja maja tutaj sporo do podziwiania.
Faktycznie kopula Katedry pieknie sie prezentuje na tle nieba,ale przyznam ze mi sie podoba tez to co wokol-zwlaszcza ten most(czyzby znowu Calatrava?albo ja jestem przewrazliwiony i wszedzie widze jego prace:)
Pozdrawiam i zycze milego weekendu
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-03-08 7:41
Hello Gosia - How very beautiful, what a marvelous shot of London by night. The colours are rich and sumptuous, the details crisply captured and your management top class. Memorable work! I like this very much.
Have a good evening
mesutilgim (97474) 2014-03-08 8:29
Very nice blue hour capture form London. Even not perfect ligth conditions,the result is just top !
Perfect layout and perfect sharpness.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jemaflor (103065) 2014-03-08 9:13
What a beautiful nightshot, interesting architecture with the dome in a focal point of the photo and beautiful reflections on water, well managed, congratulations.
cornejo (46726) 2014-03-08 12:29
Witaj Gosia, excellent night view of this beautiful composition. Very well captured with a good pov on this very good and nice photo. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. A good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-08 13:38
Piekne zdjecie, Malgosiu!
Moje szczeree gratulacje w wyborze punktu widzenia i swietnego momentu. Kolory nieba dodaja zdecydowanego uroku tej fotografii a refleksy na wodzie poteguja wrazenie. Bardzo ladna panorama miasta i pieknie zaprezentowana.
carlo62 (54900) 2014-03-08 13:51
una foto di grande qualità, come ci hai abituato, esposizione eccellente, il risultato è meraviglioso.
Molto bello l'effetto ottenuto con l'acqua e i riflessi, ma la cupola è fantastica.
PaulVDV (32599) 2014-03-08 14:18
You really have a lot of wonderful blue hour shots!
Here another one!
Very detailed, perfectly sharp and clear, stunning colours and contrasts.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (78497) 2014-03-08 15:20
Another wonderful picture of London!
Sharpness, management of light, (such beautiful) colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all outstanding photo qualities that I truly enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-08 17:06
Great view of this wonderful cathedral. Good blue hour exposure and great composition
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-08 20:39
Beautiful blue hour shot. Lovely reflections of the light in the water. Love the dome etched out in the blue sky. Excellent sharpness maintained over there. The silky effect on the water with slow shutter speed is very attractive. Expertly taken, a superb photo! Thanks for sharing.
bukitgolfb301 (45115) 2014-03-08 20:55
Hi dear Gosia, how are you? Sorry for my late reply.
Another great and so fantatsic night view indeed.
The best exposure makes so outstanding image indeed.
Deep blue na dpurple color is so wonderful to see as usual.
All the best and habve a good Sunday! Takero
rychem (42552) 2014-03-08 21:44
Po prostu pięknie, aż żałuje, ze nasze polskie miasta nie maja takiego "water front". Świetne zdjęcie z fantastycznymi kolorami
sabermonajati (11387) 2014-03-08 21:50
fascinating view from cathedral you captured on night.light management skilful. the reflect of lamps on water exist nice composition.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-08 23:13
Cette heure bleue londonienne est vraiment d'excellente qualité. L'exposition est parfaite et les couleurs superbes.
m (0) 2014-03-08 23:59
I love these blues! And sparkling with gold the evening looks fantastic. Awesome view and clarity, excellent work!
Nicou (150964) 2014-03-09 1:19
quel rendu sur le plan d'eau et effet sueprbe compo ces lumières cet effet fantastique vue et iamge sueprbe édifices dans une ambiance merveilleuse.
Bravo et amitié
mirosu (16273) 2014-03-09 1:48
This is a beautiful blue hour’s view of famous St Paul's Cathedral. Really an excellent photo, and is a good example of nightscape mode. The great cathedral and buildings lighting and the excellent reflections also lend a lovely contrast to the scene. Very well done!!!
papagolf21 (109194) 2014-03-09 3:32
Bonjour, chère Gosia,
Je suis admiratif devant la qualité photographique de la composition .
Tous les détails ressortent à merveille.
C'est beau et fort bien présenté.
kato (11630) 2014-03-09 7:30
You're capturing well this cityscape by a good angle and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see St Paul's Cathedral and the surrounding buildings which is visible to the opposite shore in River Thames in blue hour. It's also effective for light-up. And, the reflection projected to the river draws out a good atmosphere.
ciakgiak (30433) 2014-03-09 8:35
fantastic nocturnal shot, great colors and light and perfect quality!!!
ourania (51079) 2014-03-09 8:47
St Paul's Cathedral is one of my favourite buildings and I always enjoy admiring it from any angle. I think I had never seen it in the evening and find this blue hour picture of yours absolutely marvellous. The warmly lit waterfront, the ethereal bridge, the smooth water of the Thames are portrayed superbly, they look graphical and detailed and they make a fine context for the suggestive, illuminated St Paul's. The reflections and the clouds complement the frame with interest. The colours and the atmosphere are wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
yquem46 (38752) 2014-03-09 11:03
Another good one at blue hour
Perfect exposure and color rendition
Bravo, have a nice evening
Waylim (25436) 2014-03-09 15:54
Absolutely beautiful night photo, everything is perfectly exposed and the color are brilliant and rich the soft texture on the river is mesmerizing and beautiful with reflected light and colors. Great weather you had there, when I was here is was just gray and misty and poor visibility. Couldn't see much across the river.
photoray (13981) 2014-03-09 17:38
Beautiful night view of London's waterfront with the blue lighting highlights, the bridge leading into the rectangular buildings, then the ornate dome, very similar to the U.S. Capitol Building, a blend of Romanesque and Georgian.
Alco (7537) 2014-03-09 20:38
That picture taken at the blue hour is fantastic. The precision of the details is remarkable. Beautiful buildings with very nice colors. I like the colorful reflections on water. Very well done. TFS.
Have a nice week.
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-10 8:10
Your blue hour shots are always impressive. This one is no exception. The clarity is outstanding. For this picture, I really like the reflection of colorful lights on the water.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-10 12:06
piekna nocna panorama miasta,ladna kolorystyka i dobra ostrosc,pozdrawiam
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-03-10 13:21
Amazing blue hour picture. great exposure, colors and details.
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-03-11 21:40
Great shot of the St Paul's Cathedral.Aamazing colors and lights.Very well captured with excellent contrast.Keep sharing.
Cricri (125818) 2014-03-12 7:01
Splendide cette composition avec vue sur plusieurs éléments a l'architecture différentes, bon POV, très belle prise des lumière en plus de heure bleu, compliment
danos (103094) 2014-03-12 11:17
fascinating the view as the presentation of this superb night shot taken during the blue hour.I like the superb quality of the image,the light and the colour management as the sharpness of the scene.A very successful photo.
COSTANTINO (69604) 2014-03-12 13:54
excellent nocturne shot taking in an artistic
way shinin g into the dark
the clarity is fantastic and lights are reflected
perfeclty on the surface of the sea
I love the colors contrasts and your useful
notes about the construction of St Pauls
Cathedral built between 1675 qnd 1711
dip (23892) 2014-03-12 14:25
a wonderful blue hour shot with amazing colors and excellent lighting,
clarity and sharpness are also very good,well done!
Nard (6972) 2014-03-13 7:17
Realy a beautiful "blue hour" shot. Perfect sharness.
rbassin (24313) 2014-03-13 10:43
Une magnifiqe vue en nocturne sur Londres.
Les lumières créent un bon contraste avec le bleu environnant.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-03-14 2:39
Hello Gosia. What a stunning photo. The strong colors, the great light and the reflections are fantastic. Overall a masterful shot.
patpatch (1601) 2014-03-14 13:13
Your management of the light is perfect,magic.
The colours are superb.That's really a great pleasur to see this kind of picture.
fds (9569) 2014-03-15 5:03
ciao dear friend Gosia
fantastic picture and great postcard from Lond by night with this bridge over the Tamigi river and St. Paul cathedral in the background
i licke very much this warm colors and fantastic blu tonality with very impressive sky
great games of the light dear friend
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-15 7:25
Gosia, this is really stunning. An ideal vantage point and a perfect blue hour exposure, with the light from the dome shining brilliantly against the deep blue sky. And the city lights as well, which give it a nice variation in tone. It really isn't easy to get night shots to look like this, and you've managed it perfectly. Instant favorite - thanks!
ChrisJ (117741) 2014-03-17 16:34
I really enjoyed London and walked from Tower Bridge to Westminster Bridge so this brings back fond memories. A terrific blue hour shot spotlighting St Paul's cathedral dome which I did manage to see in the distance. Love the warm cold color contrasts added by the reddish yellow illumination and the reflections. Tfs!
kasianowak (10405) 2014-03-18 1:41
Przepiekne zdjecie nocnego Londynu. Swietnie naswietlone, z dokladnym zachowaniem szczegolow wiezy katedry, ktora jest w tym zdjeciu najjasniejszym duzym elementem. Najbardziej podobaja mi kolorowe odbicia.
Robert1969 (7160) 2014-03-19 0:57
Beautiful colors. Great light management
and composition, my compliments.
Didi (60590) 2014-03-19 1:04
Well done for this nice blue hour
Very good lights control exposure
claudeD (41544) 2014-03-24 3:35
You have shared the last days wondeful pictures from London like thos one too. Excellent composition, fine light m,anagment and perfect sharpness. Excellent contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mkamionka (39937) 2014-04-02 2:18
wspanialy spot wybralas na blue hour. Doskonale niebo w swietnej rownowadze ze swiatlami miasta. Odbicia w wodzie podwajaja efekt.
Bardzo elegancka kompozycja z doskonale umieszczona kopula katedry jak rowniez mostem.
Nawet dzwigi w oddali dodaly uroku.
Znakomita praca, gratulacje,
jimkil (1706) 2014-04-04 2:28
Place I grew up, don't miss it really, you either love it or hate it.
It is steeped in beautiful architecture, and I think the Thames and surrounding areas around it are photogenic. I love the colours and St Pauls jumping out of the image.
adores (46363) 2014-04-05 7:31
This is a fantastic night shot! The pov is really good, but you also chose the moment really well and the exposure is perfext. Even the red lights of the cranes add to the composition. A great work!
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-26 12:36
This is a fantastic night photo of Saint Pauls, looking over the Thames and the Millennium Bridge in the frame.
Top Marks, Love it.
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-05-05 13:56
Wow! Your series of England is really superb. Still a nice catch at the blue hour with great light management. The architecture and reflections are beautiful. I love it!
PS:I loved London!
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-15
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cathedrals & Churches [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-08 1:01
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