... he is tired of life. I believe Ben Johnson said that. And that was long before London looked like this. But it still is true. And every time one leaves that city it is with a wish to come back.
I realise I am not very active here on TrekEarth (and only slightly more so on TrekLens)but I thought I would use this most typical of TrekEarth motives to say hello and happy 2007 to all of you. The story behind the photo is simply that of a kind Luxair pilot who took us low over London City after take-off from Heathrow, and then of course a good camera with a good zoom, and an even better software to enhance the rather gray and misty photo taken from inside a passenger plane (you know what those windows always look like). If anyone would like to see the original I will be glad to post it as workshop for comparison.
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hergi (5481) 2007-02-26 16:13
Very interesting POV. Good photo...
pat0500 (21561) 2007-02-26 16:30
We also spend some time in London but never seen it from this hight...
Lucky you ! When I saw your very nice shot, I felt silly with the series of shots I posted end last year... and I thought I was lucky at the time with the very bright weather I had.
I glad you came to visit us on TE with this one !
HuseyinUnal (136) 2007-02-26 16:54
Extremely nice picture of London Eye, City and the river Thames. Very clear and may be over sharpened. Thanks for sharing.
I have similar photo taken on 17 Dec 2006 from Turkish Airlines flight Istanbul - London but not as good as clear as yours.
lilimih33 (9912) 2007-02-26 16:54
Wonderful panorama and very nice colours and clarity!
asajernigan (19669) 2007-02-26 18:07
This is a great shot from above London. Your POV is unusual but great! The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness.
mesutilgim (76804) 2007-02-26 18:15
Great shot ! Wonderfull pov and nice colors.
nwoehnl (122) 2007-03-01 15:53
Hi Per, nice to see a new upload from you after quite a while. This is a rather unusual perspective on this part of London, and you manage to fit quite a few landmakes into the frame here such as Westminster Abbey, the Parliament, the Eye and Waterloo Station. This must have been a nightmare to keep below the 200 KB limit but overall it's really nice.