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Regents Canal IV

Regents Canal IV
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Copyright: Daniel Gbenga Orimoloye (eyesthetix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1964 W: 126 N: 2005] (8722)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-11
Categories: Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Sony DSC R1, Carl Zeiss T* 24-120 mm
Exposure: f/7.1
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Century Club (more than 100 points), Boomcat's Favourite, Long exposures, Regents Canal, 4 or more favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-11 9:02
Viewed: 6572
Favorites: 8 [view]
Points: 186
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear friends,
one more from the Regents Canal collection - actually the last one I will post on TL from this series at this time. For anyone interested in seeing more from the series, see the 'London at Night' section on my photography site; www.job32v8.com

The more I shoot night exposures, the more I am fascinated by how the camera can be used to record mood and/or create certain ambiance that may sometimes be missed by the casual eye.
Here for instance, it is actually completely dark as I begin to shoot this, meaning a bit of a fiddle with the controls.

I stubbornly refuse to use large apertures when capturing a scene like this - meaning the exposure will tend to be longer anyway. Plus, as I said it is quite dark here and using Full Manual, I ended up shooting at F/7.1 and at 45.2 seconds.

This is the only shot I made of this view (as I was now ready to head home) :-)

Note the two figures on top of the nearest pedestrain bridge in this view. They are quite still for the 45 seconds this was exposed for ! They appear to have been taking pictures too !

Tech Info - Equipment: Sony R1, Manual Settings, F/7.1, 45.2 seconds, ISO 160.
No crop, very minimal PP - just USM/contrast.

Thanks for looking and have a pleasant weekend.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-01-11 9:21]

Hello Daniel,
That is however super picture with these details. The colors are class. The composition is super. With interesting composition and schnitt.Amanzig picture and presentation.
Kind regards.

Hello Daniel.
Great night shot,good details,light and composition.Good work.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Again a masterpiece oh master of the light. Daniel it is stunning the way you capture these nocturnal shot. Like it
Grtz Pim

hello daniel!
excellent like, each your night photos :))
wonderful light and colors, i like it.

Nice shot my friend!Bravo!

Hello Daniel,
Beautiful warm colors and nocturnal shot.
Nice POV and composition. TFS

Hi, Daniel,
I see we are neighbours today:)
I'm much impressed by your neat image with so many various elements.
Very nice. The colours don't seem natural to me but I like the way you've treated them.

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-11 11:09]

Hi Daniel.
I see you keep the light on. Lovely long time exposure.
Imo, a bit too sharp, not really needed as no one will see the sharp in nighttime, right ?
Best regards from Jan
..=not left

Beautiful shot Daniel. Many very good details! colours,light,star and reflection look exellent. Nice view and a good photo my friend!

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  • Hauke Gold Star Critiquer [C: 211 W: 17 N: 17] (190)
  • [2008-01-11 11:48]
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Hi Daniel, this one reminds me of uncounted evenings and nights at the borders of the river Cam in Cambridge, with the boats, the lights, a warm summer night and some folks stopping on the bridges for a talk or just to pause for some moments remembering the ol' times when these boats were used for transport.... Great mood captured, everything and everybody calms down before the night comes in, floating memories of the day....

Thx, H.:)

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-01-11 12:42]

I have always found your technique interesting - f stop and shutter speed. The results speak for themselves. Those folks were really cooperative for that time period. Color is impressive - Bravo


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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-01-11 12:59]

Hello David:)
Really great shot - actually it look better than by naked eye...
also composition here is excellent - for me just picture perfect!
Have a great weekend:)

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-01-11 13:21]

Hi Daniel,
A romantic place to stroll by the night! You rendered the warm atmosphere so well! Excellent lighting and details of trees and bridge. Very classy presentation! Bravo! Annie

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-01-11 14:32]

Hola amigo,
maravillosa foto,
hermosos tonos y buen pov,
iluminación perfecta con buenos reflejos...

Hi Daniel
Realy great, great POV and exposure.


Lovely reflections Daniel! and I love the low angle...

For a moment I was wondering what happend to the sky... around the branches te sky looks a bit white...
I once took a picture of the early morning sky with trees and I had the same problem. Especially after sharpening the image.
I wonder if there is anything we can do to prevent this...... do you have ideas about this?


Hi Daniel!
Magic shot!!!!!!!!
Great atmosphere and fantastic quality!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-01-11 18:36]

Hi Daniel,
Beautiful capture. Very good details, great composition and lovely colours.

Hello Daniel,
very beautiful night scene! excellent composition and very nice pov, superb sharpness and great depth of field, spectacular colors and excellent light. very good exposure.

Hi Daniel,
Love the starburst of the lights, great pov and another great bridge shot. TFS

Hi Daniel,
Selahattin E

The perspective on this shot is superb. Depth is surely effectively emphasized. Great work on this one.

hey Daniel,
this one, a masterpiece !

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-01-12 1:56]

Hi Daniel

Perfect sharpness, & marvellous reflections in the canal. Good colour throughout. Congratulations!

Great nocturnal my friend Daniel! Well balanced light superb sharpness. Those boats I have seen in market Harborough, nice catch here :-)

Hello Daniel,

You have got it just right here!
As you say, you can capture moods which is certainly a fine skill! Not only is the mood created but your skills of composition are also demonstrated very well!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Daniel, splendid composition with wonderful perspective, greatlight, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Daniel
Wonderful night shot and composition.
Lovely bridge and the reflections.
Well done.TFS

Hello Daniel,
The canal and the bridge make this night shot have depth and perspective. Perfectly exposed capturing the brilliance of lights and reflections.

Interesting night composition Daniel,
You are great at artistically composing these
expertly produced shots!
Regards, Vincent

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-01-12 6:47]
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Hello Daniel, only one try and you come up with this !? That's a great result to say the least. As always the quality is very high and the composition is beautiful, thanks ! Does that mean that the people on the bridge didn't move for 45 seconds ?


Hi Daniel,

Another great composition of night picture with beautiful colors and sharp composition, a real beauty capture and work for your nightscape. Very well done .
My Compliments


hi daniel, wonderful low point of view, with great colors,composition and exposure, great shot!

well done,
thanks, scott

Hi Daniel, superb night shot and pov, and great sharpness. I like the twinkle of the light. But why is the sky partly blue around the top branch?

Very well done and great mood.
Take care, Yan :)

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-01-12 13:33]
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Hello Daniel... I think it wonderful your people of the bridge where so accommodating for you!
the way you captured the lights are really nice.. and in auto... This is something I did not think I could do in auto so thanks ,... I will have to try

I also like the way the path leads us to the next bridge..


Hello David. Congratulations! A fantastic night time shot. You certainly have mastered the art.Great mood and colour.
TFS Pat.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-01-13 0:19]

very nice nocturnal shot!

Awesome night shot!... light and mood well captured.
Awesome gallery bro!!! must browse...

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-01-13 4:09]

Wow! This has two feels to it, Daniel. The soft romantic look around the trees and bridge and the clear glowing lights of the boats and the reflections. What a terrific combination. .
Your patience with nigh shots sure pays off. I have book marked your site, so I can spend more time with this series. Excellent .. Regards

Thank you for your kind words on my “Eye or Eyes” experiment.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-01-13 6:19]

Hello Daniel,
again a masterpiece with marvellous colours, fantastically. I may see the way we the important details.

Hello Daniel!
Very beautiful colours and great composition!
Lovely light and nice star effect!
Best regards!

Hello Daniel.
Lovely atmosphere. Great light, sharpness and colours. I like your composition with reflections and interesting bridge.

Hello Daniel,

Another masterpiece in your gallery. Your night shots are incredibly beautiful :) Excellent execution and quality.

again the manual settings made a nice image Daniel,the colors and softness of the river canal, the star like effect on the lights came out as i like it most, you can not achieve this effect on DSLR unless you use the star filter on the lens at long exposures,hey! you're lucky that the two guys did not move much long enough.well done.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-01-14 5:00]

Hi Daniel,
beautiful night wiew.Perfect clarity.Well done.TFS.Necla

Hi Daniel,
Wonderful colors and lights. Amazing detail of the trees framing this wonderful view!

Good play of light and reflection here!The path and it's minimal reflection give good perspective too!Well done!

Hi Daniel ,
Very nice shot with wonderful light and nice composition.
well captured

Hi Daniel: A wonderful work in manual mode,I really like the results with the long exposure and smaller aperture for great dof, I wonder if you chose the WB or had it on auto..... very impressive night picture......Roman:0)

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  • zomik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 56 N: 314] (3599)
  • [2008-01-14 13:35]

Hi Daniel :)
I am impressed by your photographs, particularly of the ones night. Wonderful sharpness, very beautiful composition, super POV.
Here colours, reflections in the water are enrapturing me, and these lights are something uncanny.
greetings from Poland :)

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-01-14 13:51]

Hello Daniel,
Amazing photo again. It's superb the detail of the bridge(s) and in the trees.
Congrats, and my regards, mb

another great photograph! WOW!


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2008-01-14 22:54]

Encore une bonne démonstration de maîtrise des contrastes.
Bonne journée.

very impressive shot and perception. you did it again, Daniel.

i hope you don't mind im putting this in my favourite (theme)

regards, terry

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-01-15 1:17]

Hi Daniel

Wonderful night photography of long exposure, this one is sharp and good clarity with nice colors.

The lines on pavement and bridge are so fine. Well done. TFS


Hi Daniel,
Very beautiful light,composition,colors.......


Beautiful night shot, with a great reflexion, sharp. Exposition is perfect in my opinion. The only question I have is what's that gray spot in the right corner? A cloud?

Hi Daniel, thank you for sharing this great photograph. Wonderful clarity and a really serene scene. The sharpness is exceptional. The composition is a bit too crowded. There's definitely a leading line, but there isn't really a subject that it leads to that stands out more than others on the frame. Overall though, it's a tour de force on exposure and metering!

Hi Daniel,
I really enjoy your shots, they are high quality images, well capture, good colors, composition.

Wonderful shot Daniel

Perfect composition and very well presented.

Nice job
TFS ;)

Hello Daniel,
Great lines, and I notice the repetition of similar bridges!
The low light is well handled and used to the advantage of the image...
The point of view is effective, and the fine old trees are great elements!
Pablo -

The men of the night
Fine moody night shot
I expect you use a star filter here
Good balance and composition
Great work

  • Great 
  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2008-01-16 2:11]

Hi Daniel ,
Just one word - WONDERFULL!!
Wonderful night shot!!

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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2008-01-16 12:56]

Wonderfull work Daniel you really do some fine colour post process. The star effect on the lights are very well achieved. Sharp and detailed. tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Daniel, what can I write here, just superb the ideal illumination let us to see also the great depth.
The colors make it wonderful.

this serie about Regents canal is really good Daniel.. i have losen something.. but it's never too late!! wonderful and perfect definition.. great light and details!! the last was superb for colours.. this is so good for the pov and details!! bravo!
ciao Marco

Real awesome nightshot, as you always do. I like the composition, details and light. Thank you for sharing this shot, Daniel.

I haven't figured out how to get my camera to shoot longer than 30 seconds........ or doees it do it automatically! This is super! I'm surprised at the 150 ISO....Silke and I tried 1600ISO at Niagara falls and still had LOTS of trouble with exposures...well...the wind was blowing 30mph! HAHA!
Fabulous Daniel!

Hi dear friend,
all the photos from this series are wonderful, but this one is special.
Great mannage of light. The tones are amazing.
Nicely seen and presented. TFS
Best wishes,

  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-01-18 12:36]

As usual great stuff from you Dan.

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-01-19 14:44]


excellent colours and ligths... the composition it´s beutiful!


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  • stery Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 20 N: 71] (2050)
  • [2008-01-24 13:54]

Hy Daniel!
'm much impressed by your neat image with so many various elements.Very well done
Kind regards


Coucou Daniel
bien joli ton canal la nuit
j'aime beaucoup les lumières et la réflection dans l'eau
excellents détails
et bell netteté


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-03 7:10]

Daniel, you did it again ...
Many congrats for this beauties !!!


Hi Daniel. This is a wonderful UK photo. It conjures up so many thoughts about the traditional parts of England. I like the perspective, the lighting and the thought od hopping in one of those houseboats! TFS Murray.

Hi Daniel,

Lovely shot, excellent POV, well balanced composition, the lighting as always superb and very nice presentation.

Very pretty ad refreshing feeling, out in the air, peaceful!

Hello, Daniel!

Wonderful, like a painting! Marvellous composition, lighting and colours! Well done! TFS.

Hi Mr Nightshots - This image, like all your others, has so much atmosphere. It's wonderful stuff. That's all I want to say, coze I prefer to just look at it without thinking too much. Have a good weekend! - Cordelia :))

Hello Daniel,

Lovely view of the lake during night. Nice colors and composition. Well seen and reproduced. TFS.


Another beauty Daniel!
Lovely mood and colours again this time. I once knew this area well, although I have not been there for some years now. Fine detail and perfect composition. Will try and catch up with all of your pics from this series.
Well done!
Best wishes

What superb detail and magical colours your long exposure show! A fantasy but also reality. Superb.

Very nice image!
Perfect clarity!
Best regards!

Hello Daniel

excelent night shot, good reflexion in water and very difent colors
well done
best regards

Peter Lundgren

phantastic again..
you are a pro

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  • Marko Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 10] (112)
  • [2008-06-05 16:34]

Hi Daniel,
Super shot. I think the composition is wonderful and the exposure is spot on. I like the warm tones and the way that the sparkle of the lights draws you through the shot. Well done you.
Regards Marko.

Hello daniel
great shot
too beatiful
Hope in the future i ll do someting like this
I like all

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  • fff Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 600 W: 0 N: 40] (2738)
  • [2008-08-21 5:14]

Hello Daniel it is superb image wonderful composition tfs cheers Shimon

Great depth to the colours and tones in this shot and a superb amount of detail - a masterclass in long exposure photography.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-09-07 8:16]

Hello Daniel! Beautiful picture! Congratulations! Greetings. Barbara

Hi Daniel,

your night pictures are great! I really like this one. It's quite interesting how beautiful the colors come out. The smoothness of the reflection is very impressive.


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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2008-10-07 13:57]

Hi dear Daniel;very good quality soft coşors,your profesional a job...

Hello Daniel,

Fantastic capture.
Nice colours with great details.
Lighting and composition are good.

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2009-01-16 23:00]

hi daniel
great night shot with great perspective.
thanks for your nice comment on
"rest in red".

Stunning photo!

So clear and crisp. Striking! THe stillness is deafening. GReat work. I like the reflections very much.

Tfs and best wishes Daniel,


Hi Daniel,

As usual, you are the expert in night shot . .
Beautiful presentation . .


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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2009-10-24 13:37]

Hi Daniel!
Only what I can say that picture is perfect. Beautiful composition and colors. Best regards Csabi

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