The National Gallery is one of London's most important museums with an impressive collection of paintings covering the period between 1260 and 1900. The neoclassical building that now houses the museum was completed in 1838 after a much-criticized design by English architect William Wilkins. It was built at the then still to be developed Trafalgar Square, which had just been cleared. Source: aviewoncities.com
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Nicou (124243) 2014-03-22 8:09
fantastique vue e tiamge sueprbe compo quel rendu sur le plan d'eau quel miroir et reflet sueprbe et toutes ces lumières douce quelle vue grandiose compo.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-22 8:10
another immaculate night shot from my Capital. I love this POV with amazing reflections perfect clarity and stunning lights. A quality and classy view of London. Superb!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
snunney (85703) 2014-03-22 8:11
This is a splendid nocturnal composition featuring this world famous art gallery. Perfectly exposed and with lovely warm tones and super clarity. Great idea to include the fountain in the foreground, the waters of which take on a silky appearance as a result of the long exposure.
Silvio1953 (124687) 2014-03-22 8:22
Ciao Gosia, fascinating nocturne shoot, great view of beautiful architecture, fantastic reflections, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (25308) 2014-03-22 8:50
An amazing place, but your long exposure has really created a brilliant 3D feel to the result. I think the statue in the fountain plays a large part of that, as that seems to pop out of the screen. The light reflections in the water are sublime. Such intricate detail in the columns and all round stunning light. Classic pic, thanks for sharing.
Romano46 (18466) 2014-03-22 9:02
ti sei fatta un bel giro in notturna per Londra e il risultato, anche a giudicare dalle foto già proposte, è stato eccellente.
Per questa vale lo stesso giudizio delle precedenti: ottima composizione, nitidezza straordinaria e colori limpidie naturali.
Un eccellente lavoro che probabilmente ha richiesto qualche sacrificio ma penso che ne sia valsa la pena.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-03-22 9:16
Hello Gosia - You really are accomplished at night photography and I take my hat off to you for your finely developed technique. I cannot believe how wonderful the silky reflections are here, they make a fine textural contrast to the crisp lines of the gallery. As to the fountain, it seems to hover above the water. Superb work
npecanhuk (66894) 2014-03-22 9:20
Wonderful building and sculpture!
Very beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition with those reflections on the water surface are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
claudeD (33642) 2014-03-22 9:41
wonderful night shot from London with a perfect light mangmant, excellent sharpness and clarity. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ikeharel (58929) 2014-03-22 10:17
Good evening Gosia,
Great night scenery over the magnificent building, well illuminated and fine clear details.
Impressive and intriguing photo, well done.
Have a nice weekend,
cornejo (32752) 2014-03-22 11:40
Witaj Gosia, very good night shot of this beautiful and interesting composition, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (23021) 2014-03-22 11:48
Your blue hour and night shots are always a spur to go out late with the camera and not to stop photography because it's after sunset.
I admire the perfect sharpness and your excellent light management.
Good choice of POV and with the beautiful statue in the fountain good depth is added to the picture.
Best regards, Paul
rbassin (18770) 2014-03-22 12:36
C'est une superbe photo, belle gestion des lumières et des reflets sur la surface d'eau.
C'est très bien fait.
mesutilgim (86112) 2014-03-22 12:42
Amazing nocturnal capture from London.
Very good layout and perfect light management.
TFA and have a nice weekend
tyro (20778) 2014-03-22 12:57
You have written a very interesting note and this is a very fine photograph to accompany it.
Your composition is excellent, the main portico of the gallery perfectly placed in the frame and nicely balanced by the fountain statue in the right foreground. The light and colours are beautiful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness, especially when viewed at the full size of 1500 pixels wide, are exquisite.
carlo62 (34538) 2014-03-22 15:05
una fantastica esposizione, l'acqua sembra seta e il riflesso la colora splendidamente.
Eccellente composizione, è molto piacevole osservare questa immagine.
dip (23640) 2014-03-22 15:59
you captured perfectly the illuminated building at night,
clarity,sharpness and light management are exceptional good,
really a masterpiece!
ACL1978 (7507) 2014-03-22 19:13
Hi Gosia - another really gorgeous night exposure from London, this time a close shot of the National Gallery, which explodes with light here. The reflection is fantastic, a great contrast to the dark sky, and I love the light on the statue or fountain at right center. Another real winner here!
ricardomattos (4659) 2014-03-22 20:05
Wow ! Amazing shot and colors, and golden reflections too. Light and sharpness are fantastic too. I read your note too.
My best regards !
emka (80936) 2014-03-22 23:43
Witaj Gosiu, Fantastyczne nocne zdjęcie z Londynu. Podoba mi sie ta fontanna na pierwszym planie, piekne kolumny i ładne odbicia. Widać, że dzień krótki. Juz noc a ludzie idą jeszcze zwiedzać galerię.
Pozdrawiam i zyczę miłej wiosennej niedzieli
fabbs99 (16739) 2014-03-22 23:54
Nice shot of the National Gallery in artificial lighting.Great colors.TFS.
jjcordier (77014) 2014-03-23 0:36
Une photo nocturne de la National Gallery d'une qualité très impressionnante. Superbe!
subhendu_bagchi (25875) 2014-03-23 2:41
wow! This is outstanding. A very good sharp night capture with no noise at all. Great composition. Really enjoyable. Tfs.
papagolf21 (86994) 2014-03-23 5:27
Bonjour, chère Gosia,
La version large nous plonge dans les délices de l'architecture.
Une image parfaitement composée avec maestria.
rychem (24626) 2014-03-23 9:24
Piekny obiekt i piekne zdjecie, zarzadzanie swiatlem wysmienite, a odbicia jak marzenie
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-03-23 13:54
This is a fantastic night shot of the National Gallery, great Pov, over the pond and including the beautiful fountain.
limielski (0) 2014-03-23 16:46
Dawno nie byłem na TE (albo sporadycznie) i mam duże zaleglosci. To zdjęcie bardzo mi sie podoba - doskonałe światło bardzo miękkie odbicia w wodzie genialne!
COSTANTINO (56815) 2014-03-24 0:19
amazing magnificent spectacular view
difficult shot taken in the most
artistic way with lights reflections
shadows and interesting valuable details
splendid nocturne composition perfectly
exposed with lovely warm tones
Giustiniani (3378) 2014-03-24 2:59
une capture très réussi! Le plan d'eau au premier plan avec ces superbes reflets mets en valeur ce beau bâtiment magnifiquement éclairé. C'est très bien vu.
boa (6081) 2014-03-24 13:34
an excellent technical and artistic night shot of this famous museum! The long exposure created a beautiful andsoft impression, you also handled the light very good. An attractive picture, well done!
Cricri (108087) 2014-03-25 7:27
Belle prise nocturne du bâtiment, la gestion des lumières, l'effet longue pose des reflets en avant plan, la statue semble survoler le bassin d'eau, très belle réalisation
kasianowak (7073) 2014-03-26 14:29
Genialny pomysl na zdjecie zrobione z tej wlasnie perspektywy, calkowicie wypelnione widokiem budynku i tego cudownego pasiastego odbicia. Super kolory.
Graal (98343) 2014-03-27 9:32
swietny temat dobrze zrobiony. Podoba mi sie kompozycja kadru no i koncowy efekt. Brawo!
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-03-29 1:31
tu tez mazna siedziec godzinami nad brzegiem tej fontany i podziwiac piekno tej architektury,wspaniale swiatlo,super kolorystyka,pozdrawiam i slonecznego WE zycze,
ChrisJ (100136) 2014-03-29 7:52
Wonderful striated reflections in the placid fountain. Good nocturnal shot of this London icon with excellent sharpness and nice starbursts from the aperture priority setting on a higher shutter speed, and the tail end of a blue hour to contrast with the golden lighting. Tfs!
Fis2 (86813) 2014-03-29 13:13
Lubie takie nocne wojaze...Obiekt pieknie oswietlony.
Dobry kadr, kolory i ostrosc.
Odbicie w wodzie dodaje uroku tej kompozycji.
amaryllis (35209) 2014-03-31 9:49
Et bravo pour cette photo nocturne très réussie, une lumière bien gérée, ces fontaines et reflets de la bâtisse, les statues, un ensemble très bien réalisé
ourania (32833) 2014-04-03 9:53
when thinking of the National Gallery of London, I rarely think about the building, your picture is splendid and it really feels like a revelation. I like very much the angle you chose to present it in the late blue hour, you have created a firm and dynamic composition and have exalted the illuminated façade and the golden reflections. I like the quiet attraction of details and the presence of the imposing sculpture. There's a metallic quality to the textures that I appreciate very much too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Gigidusud (16569) 2014-04-04 14:47
Wow! Fantastic capture of this splendid architecture by night. Excellent light management, great clearness and nice reflections on the fountain. I like a lot!
Have a nice Week-end.
macjake (57468) 2014-04-06 0:01
I've missed a number of your newest shots, but i'm not going to let this one get away!
awesome lighting and exposure.
I know you don't enjoy HDR, but this one has an HDR type of feel and look to it.
superb sharpness and lighting control...10 out of 10!
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-09 17:11
I have been browsing your recent photos of London and love that you have captured new and distinctive shots of a much photographed town. Having moved recently from London, I am now wishing that I had the time to stumble across your gallery whilst I was still living there for inspiration - I especially like your elevated architecture shots and this capture of the National Gallery at night. The exposure is spot on and you have managed the light with precision. A truly lovely shot.
Thanks for sharing
mjw364 (7512) 2014-04-11 12:57
I know this place very well. i have visited it so many times! I never tire of taking shots around this area of London. you have done a magnificent job of capturing this in the evening. The exposure and light is fantastic.
adores (38224) 2014-04-22 14:50
Beautiful night shot with a very good exposure! I really like the idea of using the water of the fountain as a foreground, the reflection is just great!
SWEETFREEDOM (22900) 2014-05-03 23:19
spectacular night shot, great exposure, i like effect of the stilness of the water and details.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34047)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-13
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/9.0
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kasia's Favourites 4 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-22 7:56