During a night visit to the London bridge,i saw from the bridge the opposite and modern side of London.
The curved side building on the left is the Town Hall and the other the cone big one is the Shard.
Photo taken with IS0 1000
You can see the photo with a lot of details
However impressive it is from the outside, there's nothing like the view from the inside.
London's tallest building,The Shard,also referred to as the Shard of Glass,Shard London Bridgeand formerly London Bridge Tower,is an 87-storey skyscraper in London that forms part of the London Bridge Quarter development,has not been universally well received.
For every fan of architect Renzo Piano's crystalline, church steeple-inspired skyscraper – rescued from the jaws of recession by Qatari investors in 2008 and topped off just four years later – there's at least one detractor, angry the 1,016-foot-tall hulk was ever allowed to bully its way into sightline omnipresence. But if views of The Shard are controversial, the views from it are not. At 800 feet, the building's ticketed viewing platform The View from The Shard is nearly double the height of its closest competitor, the EDF Energy London Eye. From that high up London is Lego, the Thames a blue shoelace. Even the peaks of the City, immediately north, appear suddenly quaint.
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Indrasish (2747) 2014-05-17 9:48
What a shot.. i like the composition and the panoramic view of this area.. Nice blue hour atmosphere too.. Also superb image quality with nice colors.. very well done.. And thanks for your informative note..
Good night and wish you all the best..
marabu61 (7225) 2014-05-17 10:05
Very pleasing blue hour shot of modern London indeed. The color of the sky is gorgeous and the illuminated houses pleasing.
Great and informative note also to go with this, thank you.
have a great weekend
cornejo (27481) 2014-05-17 10:19
Hello Danos, lovely night view of modern part of town, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. A nice picture with good sharpness, nice light, color and quality. A good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
siudzi (31831) 2014-05-17 10:25
You have selected a superb moment for taking this image. The colorful pastel sky and lights of all modern buildings created an interesting and charming scene. Well done! TFS!
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-05-17 10:40
a spectacular nocturnal photo with superb details, great lights and the POV is very attractive,
ourania (25574) 2014-05-17 11:33
υπέροχη θέα όπου το εντυπωσιακό ψηλό κτήριο του Ρέντζο Πιάνο πρωταγωνιστεί ανάμεσα σε αρκετές ενδιαφέρουσες λεπτομέρειες (δεν το λέω υποτιμητικά για άλλα κτήρια:) Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ το πανοραμικό τοπίο που επιβεβαιώνει τη μοναδικότητα του Shard και τη δεσπόζουσα θέση του σε μια τεράστια περιοχή. Ο απαλός δυναμισμός της προοπτικής ταιριάζει τόσο πολύ με τα μαγευτικά, ήρεμα χρώματα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
pajaran (47864) 2014-05-17 11:39
Interesantan tekst o gradu i arhitekturi, lep pogled u noci ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazan deo grada u noci.
Daobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the city and architecture, beautiful view of the night ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice part of town is shown on the night.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
mesutilgim (79420) 2014-05-17 11:43
Hello dear Danos,
Very nice blue hour capture from this modern face of London.
Perfect layout and ligth management.
TFS and have a nice weekend
dip (23512) 2014-05-17 12:21
Γεια σου Δάνο,
πέρα από το πολύ καλό καδράρισμα και το επίσης πολύ καλό σημείο λήψης,μου αρέσει η ευκρίνεια και καθαρότητα της φωτογραφίας παρ όλο το ISO 1000.
Κατατοπιστικό και το σημείωμα,
Fis2 (81536) 2014-05-17 12:47
NMicely night photo.
Good POV, colors and sharpness.
tedesse (25045) 2014-05-17 12:59
Beautifully illustrated modern London at night!
Excellent POV and sharpness, beautiful colors.
I greet and wish you a nice weekend
npecanhuk (60224) 2014-05-17 13:19
Very interesting modern London skyline!
Truly attractive picture!
Exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
photoray (9883) 2014-05-17 15:32
Fine twilight view across the Thames of geometric modern crowded London architecture with dense lights and the pyramid like tall Shard dominating.
jmdias (52009) 2014-05-17 16:13
marvelous image showing the modern London. I liked the shapes of this architecture and the excellent quality of this image took during blue hour. TFS.
lousat (71461) 2014-05-17 16:20
Hi Danos,i been in London 23 years ago and many things are changed as i can see....a magnificent capture and a great choice of the moment with these modern architechtures under the best sky,great exposure and detail too,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
kato (11630) 2014-05-17 20:47
You're capturing well this night in London by a good panoramic view and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm River Thames and the modern architectures on left shore in blue hour. This district seems to new sightseeing spots in London. Especially, it's impressive in tall tower with cone shape. And, the red bridge in the distance draws out a good impact.
Miguel82 (19437) 2014-05-17 21:02
High quality of picture Danos, superb panoramic view of Thames river and modern buildings of London, bright hues, perfect sharpness, regards
fabbs99 (15677) 2014-05-17 23:18
Nice shot of the London with modern landmarks.Nice colors and very good presentation.TFS.
mohammad_H (8681) 2014-05-17 23:50
Elegant and pleasant, attractive horizon colors
Management of light and color, good resolution
jemaflor (80026) 2014-05-18 0:50
Excellent capture and effect with all these lights, nice blue sky, perfect to give an interesting contrast with these buildings.
ikeharel (51533) 2014-05-18 1:28
A whole new district, modrn edifices built on the old wrahf area, nice taken on dusk.
Fine light management, no excessive bulbs-glare, perfectly collected a fine scene.
papagolf21 (82982) 2014-05-18 1:32
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
Entre chien et loup cette vue panoramique sur Londres est de toute beauté.
Une bien belle réussite.
COSTANTINO (50739) 2014-05-18 3:21
Hello dear friend
I had the same idea today to upload
a shot from my last visit to London
but I had no time to do so
yours is magnificent because
a nocturne capture is difficult
the blue hour offers this lovely
view from the modern part of
have a nice evening
serp2000 (37511) 2014-05-18 3:39
Last year I have see a lot of interesting photos from the modern part of Londod. Well, the British capital not only the Tower brodge and Big Ben. Very nice evening shot, marvelous colors, perfect DoF!
All the best wishes,
jacquest (18097) 2014-05-18 4:36
This is a good night shot. The distance on the water creates deepness and the buildings stand well over the still lighted sky. The colors are well rendered and the clarity of the image is very good. I like the reflections on the water.
pierrefonds (54620) 2014-05-18 4:42
The wideness of the area is giving depth to the composittion. Using an ISO of 1000 and a slow shutter speed is showing the details and the colors of the buildings. It also has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (20143) 2014-05-18 9:31
A unique and fascinating view of London, not one I have ever see before, and you have placed the shard in a very imposing place, which is excellent, especially when seen with your interesting note. The light here is really beautiful too.
Interesting note too to see that there are noted detractors of this building as well as its fans. I personally do not like the building that much. I admire it's height and it's imposing position, but for some reason I think it looks a little dated, and feel that it wil not age well. I saw a documentary on the building recently and I did not find it at all appealing. Then again, it's fantastic images like this that create an enduring legacy for these buildings. Great image, thanks as always for sharing.
Silvio1953 (115175) 2014-05-18 10:15
Ciao Danos, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic buildings, splendid light and great esposure, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-05-18 11:38
Δάνο, ομορφη ωρα διάλεξες κι ετσι τα χρώματα ειναι μοναδικά σε αντιθεση με τα πρωτα φωτα και τις σκιέςτου δειλινού!
εντυπωσιακή η παρουσίαση!
Didi (54705) 2014-05-18 15:55
Very good lights management in the blue hour
Good frame quality of the view
If I click with the right button of the mouse on the picture I have a bigger size of the picture
Kamilutka (8085) 2014-05-18 16:28
very masterly executed panorama of London. The light has been superbly managed and as a result the picture can boast pretty colors of the sky and the buildings on the bank of the river. Well framed cityscape and good sharpness.
Nice work! Thanks for sharing
jcpix (11054) 2014-05-18 20:59
This brings back good memories, although I was only able to enjoy this view during the daytime...it has taken on a much greater appeal at this hour. The fading light acts as a natural enhancer to this picturesque and modern span across the Thames. I sure wish I would have been able to spend at least one night in town, because I envy this type of result. There's a very calm, yet eclectic sense about this shot. Guess I'll just make it a point to return. :) Very well done! Enjoy the new week. Take care.
saxo042 (36722) 2014-05-19 1:24
A fascinating sky-line, London is more and more like Manhattan these days. Very good colours too with these fine reflections of the sunset sky in the river.
geoant68 (2751) 2014-05-19 3:25
εξαιετική η φωτογραφία σου από το νυκτερινό και μοντέρνο Λονδίνο με τον πύργο του The Shard να κυριαρχεί της περιοχής.
Η παρουσίαση όσο και η ποιότητα της νυκτερινής φωτογράφισης είναι συναρπαστικά,
jhm (134518) 2014-05-19 4:55
Modern London at night, a lot buildings given a nice light, this gives a extra touch to these nice picture.
A wonderful panoramic picture about these area.
Excellent composition lovely presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
abmdsudi (38878) 2014-05-19 7:15
Superb composition, this picture gives a warm glow of the night competently exposed to optimum level with those lovely sky details & rich colours where the mass of glittering light detail is just prominent enough to break up the night sky and helps to concentrate on the essential. It's beautiful indeed when the glowing red on the peak strikes the eyes! A rewarding shot and pleasure to view, My congrats.
eldancer1 (24769) 2014-05-19 7:37
Very nice capture of this beautiful in the blue hour. Good lighting control and good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Kielia (22913) 2014-05-19 7:58
excellent night shot with a great atmosphere and very interesting colors. The sky is absolutely fascinating. I also appreciate your note very much. Congratulation!
Cricri (100395) 2014-05-19 10:02
Belle vue panoramique de Londres, intéressante architecture, j'aime les couleurs du ciel a heure bleu et rosée, les reflets, une très belle réalisation
adramad (34951) 2014-05-19 10:21
A superb skyline, this modern part of the city, the building piramidad breaks with the forms of those around you and make a nice set.
Ideal even the blue sky with the brightness of the night lights.
Very nice colorful tones very effective.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
Splendid image. My compliments.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
Have a great week,
PaulVDV (20233) 2014-05-19 10:30
This is the second picture of the Shard that I see here in a few days.
That building towers actually quite high above all other high-rise buildings. Very imposing!
The red upper part is like a giant guiding light in the city and beautifully contrasting with the sky and the Thames on this splendid blue hour shot.
Best regards, Paul
nikkitta (12818) 2014-05-19 12:41
What a panoramic view of London !
Blue hour at its best, mix of reflections and lights from a well chosen POV
Interesting to see the modern buildings avoiding the Wheel, the Bridge, in a very clear sunset
Very well done, TFS
tatadalou (5641) 2014-05-19 15:19
Nice night scene. The lights on the building make the picture very catchy, with beautiful contrasts with the blue sky.
PiotrF (3940) 2014-05-19 15:22
Very pleasing blue hour shot, nice panoramic view.Very well captured with a great pov, excellent quality
omid266 (3062) 2014-05-19 20:39
Dear my friend,
very spectaculat view of London,with very beautiful colours,i like it and Thanks!
Best times and wishes ,
Good luck, ***
mcmtanyel (10103) 2014-05-19 21:30
A great blue hour photo of the modern London skyline with crisp lights and lovely reflections. Congrats & TFS.
Glint (6163) 2014-05-19 22:47
this is a view of the Shard that I haven't seen before. It is a pity though that the Shard does not tower at the thirds line, that would have worked well compositionally. You have managed he evening light well. I like the tip of light on the Shard against the darkish blue of the sky.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-20 0:22
Great shot against the night sky.
The colors are brilliant.
Not many words to describe, but can't stop looking.
Have a great day!
mirosu (12290) 2014-05-20 1:32
Excellent blue hour photo, nice view to well lit modern London building. The arrangement with the river water in foreground and the red bridge in BG is superb.
All in very nice light & well balanced colors.
Very well done.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-05-20 22:02
Wow, splendid night shot of London with it's latest building The Shard dominating the sky line.Love the red bridge.
Super Pov, across the the Thames, well managed.
delpeoples (52305) 2014-05-21 4:13
Kalimera dear Danos
A stunning Blue Hour shot, with beautiful subtle tones. The slow shutter exposure has had a lovely effect on the lights and the flattened water. I like the panoramic cut too.
Warmest wishes, have a lovely day
Graal (95083) 2014-05-22 9:50
very nice panoramic view from London. Friends all told for you. I like this picture, too. Is well done.
Have a nice evening.
mkamionka (29155) 2014-05-23 6:42
beautiful blue hour shot of the modern side of London. I had the pleasure to visit this impressive city several years ago when the high pyramide did not exist at all so I am always curious to see views which include it.
Amazing color gradient in the sky, you were lucky to have such a great weather in England!
siolaw (38018) 2014-05-28 15:05
Nice view with pretty sky colour and a suitable framing.
Sharp and clear the photo looks good!
Romano46 (16578) 2014-06-03 10:51
complimenti per questa straordinaria veduta della città.
La gestione della luce, una nitidezza perfetta , gli stessi colori della natura e delle luci della città contribuiscono in maniera efficace ad un ottimo risultato.
Ben scelto il formato allungato che permette al Tamigi di riempire parte della scena equuilibrando in maniera perfetta le infinite sfumature del cielo.
Ciao e buona serata
mjw364 (6998) 2014-06-10 10:05
Good long exposure of this colourful cityscape. A very different take on London. Nice cool sunset colours too.
clic (13922) 2014-06-11 8:07
Geia sou Danos
I consider you are an achieved specialist of night shots: The Shard of Glass cuts a fine figure, sprouting over the new London like a blazing incense cone taking itself for a huge lighthouse!
Fortunately it didn't exist by WWII to attract german bombers!
Many thanks for the idea of viewing in beta.trekearth the largest posters; the view is fabulous!
macjake (51436) 2014-06-12 9:29
i'm a big fan of the blue hour light, so this is just perfect.
love the natural colors, and the hint of pink in the lower atmosphere.
well done with the city scape view, beauty!
imageme (1500) 2014-06-12 16:45
Hi Danos, Awesome blue hour panoramic view of the Modern London. Beautiful composition with the Shard stands out from other buildings around it. Gorgeous sky and nice reflection in the water. Perfect for Travel Post Card. Thank for sharing
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (82675)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, HOYA HD UV 82mm
- Exposure: f/4, 1/9 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-17 9:22