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London Eye

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 21 January 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Photographed at dusk this is the giant 120 metre diameter ferris wheel located on the south bank of the River Thames in London.

For any of you interested in seeing a really wonderful colour photo of this ferris wheel take a look at Ryan Hammond's fantastic image from April 2012:

NIKON D800 20 seconds F/16.0 ISO 100 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog

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JacklineG from Béarn, France

Superbement réussi ! C'est toujours difficile de faire des poses longues quand il y a de la végétation, il ne faut pas qu'il y ait un souffle de vent ! Bravo ! Bonne journée Ian

21 Jan 2013 5:30am

@JacklineG: Thanks Jackline. High winds can make long exposure difficult technically but trees can still look good:

Hans ter Horst from Dippach, Luxembourg

Fabulous, amazing how you manage to find new ideas and twists for subjects where so many have gone before you, very refreshing!

21 Jan 2013 6:11am

@Hans ter Horst: Thanks Hans....I enjoyed my limited time for photography in London.

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Great shot !

21 Jan 2013 6:57am

@Bruno F: Thanks Bruno!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

As a giant ventilator but without any wind !

21 Jan 2013 6:57am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!

Anita from Redon, France

Grandiose et quel beau travail ! Bravo

21 Jan 2013 7:36am

@Anita: Thanks Anita!

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Absolument superbe Ian, London Eye ressemble ici à un gros ventilateur et ta composition est grandiose dans ces beaux noir et blanc que tu maitrises si bien

21 Jan 2013 9:36am

@Focales: Thanks Marie!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Great photo!

21 Jan 2013 10:09am

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great idea to go long exposure on this one Ian.

21 Jan 2013 10:42am

@Curly: Cheers Curly!

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

20 seconds ? does the weel turns very slowly ? the people didn't move ? I wonder how you manage :-)))) my pictures would turn up blur in such condition.

21 Jan 2013 11:13am

@Veronique: Thanks Veronique. The wheel doesn't stop but it only moves very slowly, and I wasn't really worried whether there was perimeter blur on the edge of the wheel as it makes a nice contrast with the parts of the photo that are still.

Adrian Park from Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

Masterful as ever. I shy away from B&W photography after dark because I find it very difficult to get results I'm happy with, but this has provided a little kick up the ****!

I also just read your final article on composition which I found very interesting and I look forward to reading the previous 4 (can't now as I'm on lunch break!).

21 Jan 2013 12:33pm

@Adrian Park: Hi Adrian - I find the conversion of night photos to b&w more difficult than daylight ones but it's very satisfying when they work out. (I'm pleased you liked the blog article!)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

GORGEOUS work … Wonderful long exposure!

21 Jan 2013 12:38pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Excellent capture Ian.

21 Jan 2013 12:53pm

@aaanouel: Thanks aaanouel!

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great great shot !

21 Jan 2013 4:32pm

@Eric C.: Thanks Eric!

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Great shot!

21 Jan 2013 5:13pm

@Sergei Z: Thanks Sergei!

Roland from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Great photo!

21 Jan 2013 5:52pm

@Roland: Thanks Roland!

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Super Super frame, love it... well done :)

21 Jan 2013 6:07pm

@Ainsley: Thanks Ainsley!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excellent shot!

21 Jan 2013 7:28pm

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Fantastic frame and POV!

21 Jan 2013 7:28pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks Elaine!

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent! 5*****

21 Jan 2013 8:49pm

JDY from Aberdeen, United States

I thought it was very gracious of you to include Mr. Hammond photo along with yours. Unlike you, he was lucky to not have people milling about during his exposure. I really like your photo in B&W, its exposed beautifully and pops with vibrancy, and the people actually work OK with this image. Excellent photo once again.

21 Jan 2013 11:52pm

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

Wonderful :)

22 Jan 2013 2:07am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition and excellent long exposure! the effect of the turning wheel is quite mesmerising - almost as if it was "sucking" the people towards it and the blurry motion emphasises that for me...

22 Jan 2013 2:09am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States


22 Jan 2013 3:27am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

impressionnante cette roue qui est si bien cadrée

22 Jan 2013 8:29am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice long exposure shot!
so beautiful frame & lights!

22 Jan 2013 12:00pm

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Great shot Ian, I was standing in the same place only yesterday. I shot handheld at 6400 but haven't seen the results yet.

22 Jan 2013 3:35pm

APP from Nevers, France

Excellente prise ... Bravo !

22 Jan 2013 5:19pm

tom from Germany

Love the composition how you placed the radiating big wheel.

22 Jan 2013 8:48pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Quality sir, absolute quality!!!!!

23 Jan 2013 12:14pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Awesome shot, Ian! This really looks amazing. Thanks so much for the mention and the link! I truly appreciate it.

23 Jan 2013 7:33pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Excellent, ce temps de pause qui transforme la roue en ventilateur!le cadrage et l'éclairage me plaisent aussi beaucoup!

25 Jan 2013 8:46am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Exquisite work. Love the lighting.

29 Jan 2013 10:50am

awil from france, France

splendide! Une utilisation de l'exposition lente lumineuse et une merveilleuse composition, j'aime beaucoup

31 Jan 2013 7:03pm

20 seconds
ISO 100
16 mm (35mm equiv.)