Piccadilly Circus is a busy square in the heart of London. It is famous for the fountain that was installed here at the end of the nineteenth century and for the neon advertising that turned the square into a miniature version of Times Square.
No tripod used.
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lousat (89930) 2014-02-20 1:21
Hi Gosia,one of the most famous corners of London taken in a magnificent blue hour,the colorful electric lights are perfect to contrast the blue of sky,great exposure and fantastic details too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-20 2:01
Love this night shot of Piccadilly Circus, showing us the colourful lights, hustle and bustle of the place.
Like how you have included a Red Bus and the Black cab.
Great Pov, but in the middle of the road hey?
snunney (97639) 2014-02-20 2:07
This is a superb capture of this famous West End landmark. Exposure is perfectly controlled and the detail excellent. The busy animated atmosphere is very well evoked. Fine night time photography.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-20 2:12
jesli jeszcze nie w tym,to na pewno w przyszlym roku musze w koncu odwiedzic Londyn(do tej pory bylem 4 razy i tylko na lotnisku:)
Super kadr i wykonanie!
Podoba mi sie to zestawienie pieknego blekitu nieba z kolorowa reklama oraz oswietlonymi fasadami budynkow.
Do tego swietnie uchwycilas wielkomiejski charakter miasta.
yquem46 (38750) 2014-02-20 2:30
Another good one from the queen of blue hour !
Well composed with the eye catching colorful ad at right in balance with the old houses and the red double decker at left
well done, bravo
Nicou (140194) 2014-02-20 2:40
que de belle couleurs nocturne quel ensemble de rue avec toutes ces illuminations sur le bâtiment quelle douceur des tons bleu et des tons dorée ce lampadaire devant les annonces publicitaire et la vie ces personnages cette animaiton splendide.
Bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (28299) 2014-02-20 3:00
Your blue hour shots are always brilliant!
The beautiful architecture is presented very clear and sharp.
Moreover this picture is bustling with life.
Very nice with the crowd of people on the sidewalk. The image is beautifully supplemented by the classic London taxi and the red double-decker.
A high quality atmospheric picture of London.
Best regards, Paul
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-20 3:21
A marvelous bright and colourful BH shot. It is pin sharp image, great detailing all over the frame. Good inclusion of the red ad sign it presents eye-catching contrast with the dusk sky. Like the mix of old and new in the composition. A high quality image , good on all aspects. My compliments and thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-20 3:27
a blue hour shot of a place I know so well and yet when viewed like this takes on a completely different demeanour and atmosphere. Hard to believe this was hand held, the clarity and light are just amazing. Well done, really like this. Inspiring imagery for my next trip up to London with the camera.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-20 3:30
Beautifully composed your shot includes not only some fine architecture and the neon sign but also a red bus, black taxi and the iconic underground sign. The crowds confirm the location - London! What a super shot Gosia, as always meticulously managed. Warm regards Rosemary
npecanhuk (74932) 2014-02-20 3:47
Magnificent night & urban & architecture picture!
Sharpness, exposure, (wonderful) colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-20 4:04
ormai sei una specialista dell'ora blu e mon solo perchè sai gestire a perfezione la luce e la ripresa dal punto di vista tecnico.
Hai anche la grande capacità di trovare soggetti interessanti e di farne belle composizzioni.
In questa traspare tutto il tipico aspetto della città nella quale le luci e gli altri elementi caratteristici hanno tutta la loro evidenza.
Nitidezza e colori insuperabili.
Ciao e buona giornata
claudeD (38168) 2014-02-20 4:16
wonderful blue hour shot from London and Picadilly Circus. I like your light managment and the perfect sharpness of your shot.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
willperrett (10421) 2014-02-20 4:31
Good evening shot (I'm not keen on "the blue hour"!) of this familiar location. Considering you didn't have/use a tripod, this is excellently sharp at this size. For some reason there's no exposure data given, so we can't tell the shutter speed: maybe you found a convenient wall to rest your camera on?
carlo62 (46575) 2014-02-20 4:58
in questa foto c'è tutta l'essenza di Londra, la metropolitana, il classico taxi, l'autobus su due piani (anche se nella versione moderna) e tutto il viavai di persone che non si ferma mai.
Eccellente l'esposizione, tutto è ben visibile e ben illuminato, compresi i bellissimi palazzi in questa splendida ora blu.
Sergiom (77537) 2014-02-20 4:59
Très nette comme photo sans trépied de nuit.J'aime l'heure bleue au dessus des immeubles illuminés. On ne peut pas se tromper, c'est Londres dans toute sa splendeur.
Gigidusud (20825) 2014-02-20 6:06
Wow! Incredible sharpness of the image without a tripod!
Splendid corner of London with fantastic light and great détails. Great scene at blue hour. I like a lot!
Fis2 (96141) 2014-02-20 6:41
Ladne nocne foto.
Odpowiednia pora robi fajny klimat.
Super kolorki i ostrosc.
sabermonajati (11189) 2014-02-20 7:53
nice view from night life you captured.
light management skilful.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-20 8:09
nastrojowa fotka,super atmosfera dzieki oswietleniu jakie pada na budynki,ladny kadr,pozdrawiam
cornejo (41441) 2014-02-20 11:16
Witaj Gosia, very good night shot with great depth of this interesting and popular street with beautiful lighting of this famous city, beautifully captured in this interesting picture with very good perspective, good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
rbassin (22659) 2014-02-20 12:54
Cette photo est très bien faite, bon POV et avec de superbes effets des éclairages et une perspective bien marqueée.
mesutilgim (94624) 2014-02-20 13:17
A topclass capture from the heart of London !
Perfect pov and layout. But more than this perfect light management.
TFS and best regards
macjake (67188) 2014-02-20 19:48
love these unique scenes from London, a scene that most people would probably just walk on by and ignore.
so glad you captured it.
love the sharpness and overall saturated colors, it really pops and makes such a sweet visual.
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-02-20 21:51
wow,the frame and the place looks like a spectacle.love the light sources and the colors,and the way the frame is illuminated.great light management and pov.
Alco (7337) 2014-02-20 22:32
Fantastic blue hour shot. Unbelievable sharpness. Superb colors reflected on the buildings.An A+ management of the lighting. I like its architecture very much.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-02-20 22:45
Une photo nocturne, à l'heure bleue, de superbe qualité de ce coin très fréquenté de Londres. Quel contraste entre l'architecture traditionnelle et ce "bâtiment à pub"!
mkamionka (35964) 2014-02-21 5:28
klasyczne miejsce ale bardzo oryginalna prezentacja. Oczywiscie rozpoznalem miejsce po charakterystycznym neonie ale juz budynki mnie lekko zaskoczyly I wprowadzily moment niepewnosci. Bardzo ladnie to pokazalas: doskonale blue hour. Wspaniale zrownowazone naswietlenie. Doskonala ostrosc I przejrzystosc,W dodatku masz tutaj wejscie do metra z charakerystycznym symbolem jak rowniez czarna londynska taksowke.
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-02-21 6:03
Hi Gosia - nice handheld nighttime look at Picadilly. And yes, my first thought here was indeed of Times Square and the unnnatural 'sunlight' of billboards illuminating everything. You've captured well the busy London nightlife as well as some beautiful architecture, and you've really used the varying light sources well here. Thanks!
Cricri (117961) 2014-02-21 6:32
Une très belle présentation de Londres a heure bleu, les belles architectures, le bus rouge, la voiture a un style bien anglais, les lumières donne une agréable ambiance
rychem (34669) 2014-02-21 8:47
Bardzo znane i charakterystyczne miejsce w Londynie, a Tobie udało sie dodać mu nastroju i takiego staroswieckiego uroku, pięknie zrobione
ktanska (27356) 2014-02-21 9:41
I wish I could see Piccadilly Circus myself like that: on the blue hour and clear sky. Classic buildings and bright ads make excellent contrasty combination. And you've also included also two more London icons, taxi and double deck bus.
InasiaJones (31566) 2014-02-21 23:57
I was trying to figure out how you've managed to install your tripod in the middle of the road, only to realize that you shot that scene at f/2.8?? One day, you will have to tell me about the secret of your lens, because I can't imagine how you can possibly obtain that level of sharpness from the foreground to the furthest building, with such a shallow depth... Amazing!
I like the angle you have chosen, away from the iconic fountain and the classic point of view. I also think that you have clicked at the right moment to capture three other icons from London; the double-deck bus, the black cab and the subway sign.
I really enjoy the different source of lights, bringing purplish and golden hues all over the scene.
Have a nice weekend!
papagolf21 (99860) 2014-02-22 0:38
Bonjour, chère Gosia,
Depuis que la version large est utilisée, nous pouvons délicieusement profiter du spectacle présenté.
La qualité photographique est manifeste.
Très bonne gestion de la lumière et des couleurs.
Une réussite sur toute la ligne.
Hanssie (10790) 2014-02-22 1:43
Yes, very well-known......
Great photo which is so sharp, that's nice.
Also the lights agaaint the sky, great photo !
annjackman (21813) 2014-02-22 3:19
This is a wonderful London shot with the iconic bus, taxi and lights of Picadilly Circus. You took this at a very good time of day and everything is very sharp with the detail of the architecture very visible.
A super image.
Kind Regards, Ann
abmdsudi (53105) 2014-02-22 3:27
An eye catching lively night shot with light hues coming thru in brilliant colours, detail and great exposure. The building on the left gives a strong edge to the frame and a better balanced composition with the stunning red. You certainly know how to make that city scape looks great certainly you've chosen the right evening and time with this. Grand happy shot, Congrats
SWEETFREEDOM (24619) 2014-02-22 7:07
great night shot, i love colors and exposure. very well done.
jcpix (13914) 2014-02-22 17:42
I saw your most recent picture of the London Eye, but somehow this one escaped me!? What a terrific photo, and how on earth did you achieve this sharp, detailed and blur free result without the use of a tripod? I'm envious, I want your steady hands! :) This is the one place on my one day trip to London that I wasn't able to see, but I'm happy to at least get a chance through your lens. Excellent blue hour shot with an abundance of supporting neon lights and colors. A real beauty of execution, compliments on an outstanding image! Have a great day ahead. Take care.
ikeharel (69941) 2014-02-23 0:32
Good morning Gosia,
Wonderful taken a pic. of the famous central-London square, the lights upon the buildings and many people stroll by.
Vibrant and vivid scene, superbly shown.
ourania (44398) 2014-02-23 7:11
your composition is very neat and interesting, there's amazing depth and clarity, lovely graduating colours and pleasing sense of movement and activity. All these are admirable achievements, considering that you didn't use a tripod. I like very much the contrasting colours and the atmosphere, the smooth, blue sky sets off details and chromatic tones very effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
ChrisJ (112461) 2014-02-23 13:59
A superb blue hour shot from London with good sharpness and superb warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky and red neon lights. The curved diagonal road adds both dynamism and linear perspective. The people and traffic animate the scene. Tfs!
Silvio1953 (140991) 2014-02-25 5:38
Ciao Gosia, fascinating nocturne shoot, great view of famous place, nice scene with classic redv bus, lovely composition, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (17066) 2014-02-27 15:10
Impresive clearness obtained without tripod, very dificult because, as far as I remember, the illuminated advertisement keep changing all the time
Blue hour and red bus, what best?
Well done, congrats
jemaflor (96143) 2014-03-02 9:42
Perfectly captured this night shot, interesting result with all these coloured lights, nice blue night sky, tfs.
emka (95399) 2014-03-02 23:54
witaj, Jakos tego zdjecia nie zauważyłam. Fantastyczny nocny widok Piccadilly Circus. ale tam ruch na ulicach. Wspaniałe kolory. Blue hour i te światła..
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-13
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 20mm F1.7
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-20 1:13