Here is a night shot taken from the Bankside of the orange Southwark Bridge and modern buildings of the City of London.
No tripod used.
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PaulVDV (23023) 2014-08-16 2:31
Excellent clarity and sharpness without tripod.
An attractive inclusion of the people on the foreground admiring the modern skyline of the City.
Best regards, Paul
williewhistler (14697) 2014-08-16 2:33
your steady hand has paid dividends again,despite the slow shutter speed the image is very crisp and clear whilst the lit up buildings are perfectly exposed.
The couple looking into the frame are a key element in a fine piece of photography.
Warm regards Les.
Nicou (124295) 2014-08-16 2:48
Quelle image ces femme et cet homme en train d'admirer comme nous ces building moderne ces lumières de nuits ces tons et cette architecture superbe compo.
Merci et amitié
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-16 3:04
know this spot well, I used to work just around the corner from here, but in the days when the 3 tall buildings to the right of this image were just in the planning stages. Your execution and the clarity here are just amazing considering hand held. Lots of atmosphere and a shot that inspires me to get up to the big city and try some night shots too! Superb!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
rbassin (18798) 2014-08-16 3:05
Une image très bien composée,d'un bel impact.
Les lumières sont particulièrement belles et bien gérées.
Bonne présence des visiteurs de dos.
Bon W E
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-08-16 3:18
This is an extremely well-composed image. The colour, detail and sharpness are fantastic and I don't see much evidence of noise or noise reduction applied.
One reason that I like to check out your images is that you use the same camera as what I use but you use Panasonic lenses, this one a fixed focal length. I have not been able to achieve the same sort of quality with my zoom lens as you do under these low light conditions with a fixed FL lens. You consistently demonstrate that the 5way in-body image stabilisation is a fantastic feature that allows hand held at low speed. When I see the quality of your images I am happy to stay with the Olympus system for travel photography.
seres76 (1072) 2014-08-16 3:47
It's perfect... A beautiful night scene... Good colors and pov. Tfs...
snunney (85749) 2014-08-16 3:50
I like the composition and framing and the presence of the couple. Nicely exposed with very good colours and sharpness, the result of a steady hand:-)
daddo (24581) 2014-08-16 4:15
Hi Gosia. A very successful night shot with perfect exposure which gives full advantage to the many sources of light.Incredibly sharp image without use of tripod (even a tripod could not better the clarity)and lovely colours. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
jcpix (13708) 2014-08-16 4:58
I so envy your steady hand, these night shots are impressively sharp. Not only that, but the exposure to balance out the varied lighting is spot on, each and every detail is well seen and balanced. The cloudy sky being lit from the warm glow of city lights adds an almost mystic vibe to the moment captured, and the couple in the foreground is a wise inclusion to give us that human element amongst the glass, steel and concrete. Perhaps not the warmest of temperatures, but it would still make for a nice night out for a walk. Have a great weekend. Take care.
Sergiom (62096) 2014-08-16 4:59
Quelle belle qualité d'image. Le couple à l'avant plan est superbement détaillé et on a l'impression de regarder le paysage urbain comme si on regardait au dessus de leur épaule et quel beau paysage urbain.
ourania (32867) 2014-08-16 5:07
a lovely night scene, so clear and vivid. I like very much the texture of the sky as backdrop to the perfectly defined cityscape. The clarity you achieved is amazing, it feels like we can see through the lit windows too and all the buildings have substance. I also like the warm colours in the cold atmosphere and the people who add a special interest with their attitude towards the night scenery. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
tyro (20782) 2014-08-16 5:14
This is a delightful photograph, very well composed and with amazing detail and sharpness despite having been taken at full aperture of f/1.7.
Without the couple this might have been quite an "ordinary" shot but the inclusion of the two people adds so much more to it, especially as the man is pointing to something in the distance and the viewer naturally follows his line of sight to the distant illuminated buildings with the red lights high above them.
A beautifully colourful shot with lots of interest, fine composition and excellent technical quality. And well done you for managing to hold a camera steady for 1/15 second!
Noel_Byrne (25314) 2014-08-16 6:31
Congratulations on getting this so vivid and clear and sharp with no tripod, the light and colors of all the structures combined here is wonderful, and the color of the sky is a beautiful background. The people add a wonderful touch to the view too, offering scale and humanity to this metropolis.
Thanks as always
dcole (281) 2014-08-16 6:57
A lovely night view of the London skyline. I really like the placement of the couple taking in the beautiful view. Amazing sharpness for a handheld shot with no tripod assistance. Well done, enjoy your weekend!
npecanhuk (66914) 2014-08-16 7:25
Wonderful urban & architecture & night picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all oustanding photo qualities and I loved them all!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your saturday,
annjackman (20137) 2014-08-16 9:31
The quality of this night time image is outstanding. I recognise the spot that you stood as I have frequently walked along Bankside. The lights are wonderful against the sky and the couple enjoying the view are a real bonus.
Kind Regards, Ann
jhm (140689) 2014-08-16 9:57
Congratulations for this work, ISO 640 - F1/8, 1/15 seconds and without tripod, this is top photography.
I see that you adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3 use, with fantastic result, these night picture is perfect.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Sharpness and clarity are very well.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, nice photo work.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
besnard (53786) 2014-08-16 10:17
Une superbe image nocturne avec une lumière parfaitement gérée. C'est tout simplement magnifique.
Bravo et bonne soirée.
holmertz (42319) 2014-08-16 10:32
This is a magic composition. The two persons are perfectly placed in front of the bright wall while watching the big city at night. I love the little detail of the man's right arm pointing towards dark buildings with the hundreds of lights shining through the windows. I also love the dark tones of brown and orange and the small areas of bright green and bright blue. You could hardly have found a better position for a photo like this, and you could hardly have exposed it better.
Fis2 (86837) 2014-08-16 11:27
Znakomite nocne foto.
Superowe swiatlo i kolorystyka.
Osoby dodaja smaku tej kompozycji.
cornejo (32780) 2014-08-16 12:30
Gosia Witaj very good and beautiful night view of London, with some interesting and beautiful illuminated buildings, nicely captured by a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and good Sunday.
All the best from southern Spain.
worldcitizen (7137) 2014-08-16 12:57
This is a beautiful night view, perfectly-exposed, and showing all the great colored lights of the city. The couple in the foreground is great, and they turn the scene into something much more interesting than just a cityscape. Very nice! :-)
kasianowak (7073) 2014-08-16 13:30
Bardzo dobre zestawienie tych imponujacych budowli z ludzmi ogladajacymi widok. Piekne kolory, bardzo podoba mi sie niebo, na ktorym chmury odbijaja wieczorne swiatla miasta.
carlo62 (34572) 2014-08-16 14:14
una foto eccellente, sia tecnicamente, sia come composizione.
Le luci sono dosate in modo fantastico, compreso nella parte bianca del muro, la più difficile. Perfetti i piccoli dettagli come il riflesso nelle pozzanghere e la definizione dei colori apportati dalle luci.
brianmcc (6185) 2014-08-16 15:49
the detail and sharpness are fantastic in this picture, especially as you did not use a tripod. the colours of the lights contrasted against the night sky are wonderful.
omid266 (5650) 2014-08-16 20:31
excellent shot from London,
this is really a dramatic view of the buildings and 2 persons admiring and watching the modern city,
very well done and Thanks!
** Best Happy Wishes, **
jjcordier (77026) 2014-08-16 23:17
Cette photo nocturne "habitée" est de très grande qualité surtout si on considère qu'elle a été réalisée sans trépied. Composition et exposition impeccables.
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-08-17 0:27
Hello Gosia - You really are a master at this type of night shot, beautifully controlled exposure with detail in both highlights and shadows, I need some lesson from you.
Anther wonderful London scene, well done!
mohammad_H (9532) 2014-08-17 0:45
Magnificent and eye-catching
Pretty good resolution, original images
lousat (78503) 2014-08-17 1:36
HI Gosia,absolutely perfect! What a great exposure to take this spectacle in the best way,nothing is overexposed and the detail are the best everywhere,i like the composition too,with the couple watching the view in a great 3D effect,very very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Tue (27696) 2014-08-17 2:08
Perfect exposure for this wonderful London night photo. No tripod, that's impressive! Great sharpness and I very much like the colours of the bridge. The couple is also nicely included!
miumiu (6045) 2014-08-17 4:12
l love the night lights and fantastic colours of your shot!
rychem (24654) 2014-08-17 9:20
Super zdjęcie, gratuluję
ikeharel (58941) 2014-08-17 9:32
Good evening Gosia,
Fabulous shot on the modern London skyline at night.
An exquisite compo., no excessive bulbs-glare, perfect camera sttings.
Red lights on the tops of the cranes stand-out on dark sky.
Impressive and pleasent to look at, intriguing photography.
jemaflor (86110) 2014-08-17 9:58
So lovely result with yor light capture and yous well balanced composition, bravo !
papagolf21 (86998) 2014-08-17 11:23
Bonsoir, chère Gosia,
Tout devient merveilleux la nuit, notre environnement se transforme, se déploie sous un autre aspect.
Très jolie composition bénéficiant d'une lumière superbe.
Très bonne soirée.
Royaldevon (30793) 2014-08-17 12:50
This is a super photograph.
You really have captured the spirit of London at night, the artificial lights twinkling like a fairground!
The couple make this shot; they give a scenario as they point out the various features and, we cannot help but follow their guide!
My warm regards,
photoray (12699) 2014-08-17 13:35
Attractive London night scene with the varying colorful lights enhancing the modern buildings.
The recent rain also helps to radiate the lights.
Thanks for sharing,
berek (40015) 2014-08-17 21:00
London is one of my favorite cities. modern buildings with night light looks very nice. A composition successful.
have a nice week.
emka (80972) 2014-08-17 23:29
Witaj, Super nocne zdjecie z Londynu. Bez statywu a ostre jak brzytwa. Fajny kadr z tą para powdziwiającą panoramę.
danos (87937) 2014-08-18 5:26
very nice the night view of the area from Southwark bridge with the couple to adds life in the scene. I like the excellent light and colour management as the beauty of the image.
imageme (1790) 2014-08-18 6:46
Hi Gosia, Excellent night shot with a great POV which provides a 3D effect in the composition. Well exposure along with details. Thank for sharing
Graal (98351) 2014-08-18 9:06
no to chyba wszystko powiedziano. Atrakcyjny widok nocnego Londynu. Bdb jakosc zdjecia, fajny kadr z "ludzkim" akcentem.
Cricri (108095) 2014-08-18 10:17
Une vue sensationnelle de Londres, spectaculaire par les teintes du ciel, les éclairages, le contraste des bâtiments ultra moderne et ceux plus récents, la perspective et couleurs du pont, une bien jolie réalisation, compliment
mirosu (14988) 2014-08-19 0:29
Excellent, very well arranged night photo. Superb lights and colors. The photo arrangement with the two viewers in foreground is very good.
Very well done.
PiotrF (10082) 2014-08-19 11:45
Piekny nocny widok na centrum Londynu. Znakomita jakosc prezentacji, ciekawy kadr. Gratuluje
CLODO (30708) 2014-08-20 6:31
I am astonished by the sharpness of the handheld shot, and the 2 tourists are a bonus, they invite us to discover London by cold night.
SWEETFREEDOM (22900) 2014-08-23 0:41
very nice night shot. good excposure and colors.
Curious_Eye (1312) 2014-08-24 11:31
Bardzo udany kadr - czuje sie atmosphere chlodnego, spokojnego wieczoru. Swietne sa tu kolorowe swiatla I spowijajace miasto chmury. Uchwycone sylwetki sa atutem, no I oczywiscie gratuluje jakosci bez statywu!
adores (38240) 2014-08-25 16:05
You got a great result without tripod. I like the composition and colours, light and sharpness are also very good. The two people in foreground, pointing to the buildings, are just perfect!
alvaraalto (6177) 2014-08-26 12:15
Despite the apparently cold weather, this is a lovely picture full of warm lights.
The two people looking at the fascinating skyline give the picture its human size.
wolf38 (31282) 2014-08-27 4:52
Hi Gosia. For night shots I'm interested in the scenery - and especially the technical quality. You need a good camera equipment for such shots. In your photo everything is perfect. Light and colors are also excellent.
fabbs99 (16747) 2014-08-29 20:22
This is a lovely lowlight image.You have captured the image with great dexterity.Excellent image quality with great clarity and sharpness.TFS.
COSTANTINO (56837) 2014-08-31 1:12
this is an extremely well composed image
nicely exposed wtih the couple in the
middle of the photo and thousand of
lights illustrating this composition
here we have a succesful night shot
with the best exposure
have a nice time
Rafer (15385) 2014-08-31 4:08
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delpeoples (53421) 2014-09-02 5:28
What a fantastic shot. The colours, the perfect exposure and razor sharpness are a feast for the eyes. I really like the blue lights under the bridge and how it contrasts with the golden light.
Warmest wishes, thanks for sharing
macjake (57490) 2014-09-02 15:23
easy to see why people have been enjoying this one!
stunning clarity and depth.
Thats quite the lens you've got with the 20mm F1.7!
amazing how much light is obtained with the 1.7
sharpness is perfect, lots to see even in this dark light.
Waylim (25362) 2014-09-03 9:25
Very good image of the night atmosphere in London, a city with many acttractions and activities. A walk at night to see the city light is really one of the must do. You manage well between the skyline and the foreground, many people would have overexposed the light in the foreground or under exposed the city skyline. Excellent capture of the mood with this cloudy sky.
fds (8516) 2014-09-04 23:28
Dear friend gosia fantastic picture by night with fantastic moment..i Licke very much this modern buildings with great architetture
Great colors and very super scharpnees
Silvio1953 (124729) 2014-09-07 6:23
Ciao Gosia, fascinating nocturne shoot with famntastic lights, lovely composition with nice couple in FG, splendid exposure and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
clic (15310) 2014-09-08 7:46
Many compliments to Olympus and to yours skills for handling masterly all the sliders of Lightroom 5; your 'clean' picture gives back the impression of being on the premises for a night walk!
Gigidusud (16585) 2014-09-10 9:10
Splendid composition! Great view on the city with the couple on FG. Another great night shot of London. I like it!
claudeD (33662) 2014-09-21 8:23
very interesting night shot you have realized here. Impressive the sharpness of the shot without using a tripodI like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mkamionka (30921) 2014-10-01 3:08
znakomita nocna fotografia! Jestem milosnikiem nocnych a wlasciwie blue hour zdjec ale jesli ktos patrzy na moja galerie to ich nie dostrzeze. Wstyd przyznac ale nie robilem ich juz chyba z rok albo i dluzej. Nie mam kiedy...
Swietny pomysl tutaj z nowoczesnymi budynkami dobrze oswietlonymi. Ten pas muru na pierwszym planie sam w sobie bylby nieciekawy ale w polaczeniu z dwiema postaciami daja doskonaly efekt. Postacie wprowadzaja tak wiele zycia tutaj.
Doskonala praca, gratulacje!
petarl (1075) 2014-10-10 2:05
Hello, interesting photo that pops out instantly due its sharpness, details and various light patterns. Composition is well balanced, two of them against the tallest skyscraper. Taking it hand held is nice, but that camera is very well known for its in body image stabilization, plus its mirrorless so the extended expositions are possible without added fear of camera shake. Hey, but it was a steady hand and knowing the gear in the first place. Regards, Petar.
sothy81 (9568) 2014-10-18 12:39
This is such a spectacular photo. Very well lighted. With the inclusion of the people there, you add a sense of living in the beautiful, civilized world. The subtle cloud colors also added another element to the photo. Very well done.
mjw364 (7512) 2014-11-12 2:36
Testament to the micro four thirds sensor and Olympus image stabilisation - pin sharp even at 1/15th and f1.8.
Nice colour temperature contrast between FG and BG too.
I like it! Thanks.
unclehotshot (2023) 2014-11-16 0:44
A super night shot here. I never get them right.The POV is perfect and the scenery is just really nice.
That yellow bridge is a gift the a photrapher :)
There are some cool details here; the puddles of water, the text on the low wall and cranes on the roof of the right buiding. The 2 persons make a big difference; the city in inhabited.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34047)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-15
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 20mm F1.7
- Exposure: f/1.8, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-16 2:21
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