Thames (Roman, Tamesis), river in southern England, the longest and most important river in England. It rises in four headstreams the Isis (or Windrush), the Churn, the Coln, and the Leach on the south-eastern slope of the Cotswold Hills, in Gloucestershire, near Cheltenham. The streams converge on Oxford and flow generally south-east to Reading, through a gap in the Chiltern escarpment. The Thames thereafter follows a generally eastern course through London, and a few kilometres below Gravesend it expands into a wide estuary and enters the North Sea. It is about 340 km (210 mi) long. At London Bridge (see London's Bridges) the width of the river is about 265 m (870 ft); at thames cruises Woolwich, 448 m (1,470 ft); at Gravesend pier, 732 m (2,400 ft); 5 km (3 mi) below Gravesend, 1,180 m (3,870 ft); at Nore Light, 10 km (6 mi); and at its mouth, between Whitstable and Foulness Point, the estuary is 29 km (18 mi) across. The Port of London and Docklands. The area designated as the Port of London extends from Teddington Lock, which is about 16 km (10 mi) west of the city and the limit of the tidal water, downriver to the outer limit of the Tongue light vessel, a distance of thames boat hire 150 km (93 mi). Ocean-going vessels navigate to the upper part of the river through Tower thames pleasure cruises Bridge: these are mainly cruise ships.
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TopGeo (38216) 2007-07-24 9:49
An excellent night captured! I really like the clearness of this shot the clarity of the buildings and the black framing, with lights reflections on the river,gived an excellent composition! Bravo
Jamierussell (6013) 2007-07-24 9:57
Im really into my night shots, if i had taken this myself i would have been very happy!
Im not 100% sure on the boats movement in the foreground because it could be anything but i do love the shot in general, also the sky with the movement of the clouds is something i have always loved!
Davidh34 (838) 2007-07-24 14:05
I love this shot, partly because I spent many nights in one of the nightclub boats you can see on the right. But mostly as it is a stunning piece of nightime shooting. The colours, the sky, the reflections. Perfect. I agree the boat trails are a little bit of a distraction, I don't think they add anything to the shot, but don't take much away either.
casperduppy (1606) 2007-07-24 14:35
Lovely shot! Great colours, fantastic exposure and a lovely effect on the water due to the long exposure. Very well done!
ydarias (679) 2010-09-12 4:50
Good capture at night. I like the lights colors with the reflect on water and the sky. Maybe a bit clear image could be fine, but sharpness is superb.
- Copyright: Bart Tomasikiewicz (parlan) (151)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-20
- Camera: Nikon D-80 Digital SLR, Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G
- Exposure: f/11, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): London At Night [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-24 8:58
- Favorites: 4 [view]