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Millennium Bridge, London

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 27 May 2015 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A view along Millennium Bridge in London looking toward the dome of St Paul's Cathedral.

This was photographed at dusk just after the lights on the bridge and the cathedral had been turned on but before the sky became too dark.

You will see from the included camera exif info that was a 4 minute exposure photo - this is something that I sometimes do for busy city centre locations if I want to keep the photo uncluttered and without people - as long as they keep moving people don't show up on the image, even in places as busy as this bridge where I guess over a hundred people must have walked past the camera lens during those 4 minutes.

NIKON D800 120 second F/8.0 ISO 100 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Masterful in every way.

27 May 2015 6:21pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very well done, Ian. This time of year it's super busy around this bridge (unless you get up early enough), so I know the frustration of all those annoying people cluttering the scene.
I'm surprised at how straight you got the perspective pointing directly at St Paul's! I've always found it to be off by a degree or two - I guess it's just my eyes are not what they used to be :-)

27 May 2015 8:49pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

Magnificent balance and symmetry!

28 May 2015 2:17am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


28 May 2015 7:46am

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

Wonderful B&W.:))

30 May 2015 5:12am

Hans ter Horst from Dippach, Luxembourg

Great position on the bridge, shows the symmetry perfectly

30 May 2015 1:38pm

120 second
ISO 100
35 mm (35mm equiv.)