Westminster Bridge

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 9 January 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Photographed from the south bank of the River Thames during a visit to London back in October, this photo shows the view along Westminster Bridge leading to the 96 metre high clock tower that houses the famous bell 'Big Ben'

The tower is part of the Palace of Westminster and was designed in the 1850s by Augustus Pugin.

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Hans ter Horst from Dippach, Luxembourg

Wow, very well lit! The cloud cover gives just enough reflection to bring out the dark houses, very nice!

9 Jan 2013 6:31am

@Hans ter Horst: Thanks Hans - I was just in time to catch the last of light in the sky before it went completely black.

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

We find here your sense for meticulous light management.
As always, the result is superb.

9 Jan 2013 6:43am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!

tom from Germany

I like it very much. The light leads the eye clearly to the main subject the westminster tower.

9 Jan 2013 7:13am

@tom: Thanks Tom!

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Nice composition with the lights on the water and the clean lines of the bridge and tower.

9 Jan 2013 7:20am

@Jeff: Thanks Jeff!

Helodie from AVRANCHES, France

It's beautiful, the long exposure makes a wonderful light !

9 Jan 2013 7:23am

@Helodie: Thanks Helodie!

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Perfect like a pen drawing.

9 Jan 2013 8:20am

@Veronique: Thanks Veronique!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Perfect !
Have a nice day.

9 Jan 2013 8:31am

@Aubélia: Thanks Aubélia!

JacklineG from Béarn, France

La perspective, les lumières et les reflets sont absolument fabuleux ! Superb !

9 Jan 2013 8:33am

@JacklineG: Thanks Jackline!

Sylvie from France

Une merveilleuse photo ...

9 Jan 2013 8:53am

@Sylvie: Thanks Sylvie!

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

I like this bridge which drives to Big Ben but also to the Parliament and to Westminster abbey. We can make it of very beautiful images since "London eye" and glance through so the magnificent city of London. Very beautiful photographic work and processing Ian

9 Jan 2013 9:59am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

B&W is a good choice here. It reinforce the architecture. Good.

9 Jan 2013 10:07am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Excellent night shot!
so beautiful frame, lights & reflections!

9 Jan 2013 11:25am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great night shot of London !

9 Jan 2013 12:09pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Another masterful work of art Ian! Congrats on the award!!! Yes, big thanks to Am3... and to you! It's you who brought me to this wonderful community!:-) All the best my friend!

9 Jan 2013 3:17pm

Basile Pesso from France

Excellent framing and slow speed.

9 Jan 2013 5:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous night shot!

9 Jan 2013 7:33pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

very nice, i like it!

9 Jan 2013 7:33pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia


9 Jan 2013 7:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite light.

9 Jan 2013 11:34pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition and excellent light!

10 Jan 2013 1:18am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Another beauty, Ian! You captured it perfectly in very Bramham style!

10 Jan 2013 2:12am

Wolfgang from Germany

Like the angle, the lights and the reflections. Good work!

10 Jan 2013 8:44am

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Great shot Ian, I'm in London a week tomorrow with the camera can't wait.

13 Jan 2013 5:52pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image! Just beautiful!

14 Jan 2013 11:08pm

k@ from Paris, France

What a beautiful black gloss.

15 Jan 2013 11:23am

Monik from PARIS, France

Du grand art. Un grand bravo à toi pour toutes ces magnifiques images que tu nous offres en partage!;-)
Bonne journée, Ian!

25 Jan 2013 8:43am

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Noir et Blanc - Black and White by Sylvie SLG - capture image

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ISO 50
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