Along the river (again). night time shots

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  1. dave_bass5

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    Guys
    Now that the mist has cleared i finally got to go down to the south bank with my 30d. Just took a few snaps as it was bloody cold and i was on my way home but I'm impressed with the quality of these (not so much the composition). Shot RAW and developed in C1. no NR or any more PP used.
    All shot with either the 24-105L or 50mm f/1.4
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  2. Zone

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    I really like the colours in these but not knowing London, what is the pink lit building?

    Oh and watch your file sizes Dave [​IMG]
     
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    Ahhhhhhh, sorry Zone. i keep forgetting about the size's. Ive changed them over now, hope its better. There is a bit more noise in them now but i still like them
    Original sizes are here
    http://davepearce.smugmug.com/gallery/538070
    The Pink lit building is the Royal National Theatre i believe:smashin:
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    I'm impressed with the composition in #1.
    I think it works really well.:thumbsup:
    If it was mine I would clone out the branches in photoshop to put the icing on the cake but maybe I'm being picky - they're not that noticable to be honest.
     
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    Thanks
    your right about the PP though. im getting really lazy these days and i rarely finish the shots off. once i get the jpg out of C1 thats it most of the time. They really do need some NR as well and im going to tidy a few up over christmas if i get the chance.
     
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    Super shots & well done for getting the London Eye ones - I hear the security there have been asked to stop people taking photos :eek: (seems to be people with "professional looking equipment" they are picking on) - there was an article in one of the Photog Mags recently about this ... Paul :smashin:
     
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    Thanks Paul
    funny you mention about security because i saw a few guards "talking" to people that had set tripods up along the south bank. they certainly werent pro's though. I tend to keep my camera close to my body when walking around anyway but thanks for the heads up as im going back there in a few days during the day
     
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    Super shots ( in the cold... grrr!:devil: )
    Excellent colours, nice and sharp

    The composition is (IMHO) a matter of taste ( I like them, BTW) but I applaud anyone who takes pics "on the way home" and they end up turning out like this!

    Nice glass the 50mm f1.4 and 24-105L

    Well done:thumbsup:
     
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    Your right about the security guards. The magazine that it was featured in was Amateur Photographer. When I was there a security gurad told me that I was not allowed to set up my tripod in front of the building next to the London Eye. However I set it up near the Eyey to get some shots. It was just when I was gettin some of the Houses of Parliament that I was stopped.

    Great shots dave. I really like #1, as it is different to the shots that you usually see around.
     
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    Nice images Dave, both of those lenses are tack sharp :smashin:

    Can't believe that security can differciate between 'professional' looking equipment and normal P&S when both simply take pictures......how strange!
     
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    Steve (& everyone) here's the article from AP which is an interesting read ...
    CLICKY

    How about this quote ...
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    Paul ;)
     
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    Wasn't awear of the issue until I read this. When I was up there taking my "Architecture " picture (sorry for the Plug!), I took a some of the London Eye.

    While I didn't get my tripod out, I did take about 10-12 shots, and know one stopped me. :confused:

    Guess I was Lucky.

    Paul

    OH... Great shots by the way!!!!!!
     
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    One thing i have noticed when i walk along the South bank is quite a few Japanese tourists set up tripods just for their P&S. i wonder how security deals with them.
     

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