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Jermyn Str.

Jermyn Str.
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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: 2007-08-27
Categories: Architecture, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Sony DSC R1, Carl Zeiss T* 24-120 mm
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 'golden' light, TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-05 13:42
Viewed: 3056
Points: 101
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear friends,
hope you had a great weekend.

I am still hoping to get enough motivation and will to go out and get the remainder of the shots needed to complete my Bridges across the Thames collection - there are about 6 or so to go. I have been quite occupied with other commitments lately .. and I have to just get back to it at some point. So far I have close to 30 of them already - though only some of them are posted on TL at the moment.

Meanwhile I share this evening, one of many shots I have from London - Please pardon the typo, I actually shot this last year i.e. 2007 (NOT 2008 - I noticed this mistake only after I posted it and decided to just leave it).
Captured just a few mins before I shot this one.

This is along Jermyn Street near the Piccadilly area in London.
Shot just as the blue hour was comming to an end, I think I had been drawn to the texture/shapes on the building face and the way the light brought out shadows amongst them.

Thanks again for looking :-)

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-10-05 13:56]

Hi Daniel,
Another nice night shot, good detail on all the light and architecture.
Very nicely composed and presented.
Too bad about the ghost, but it's not so bad. ;0)

Hi Daniël,

City streets can look a bit "tired" in the daytime, but shooting them at night with all the different kinds of lighting brings out the beauty of the place much better.

A lovely night shot. Strange to see the upperbodies of the persons in motion and the legs much more recognisable.


A warm and attractive city street, great exposure and light balance as usual Daniel.. I'm not sure if it that pole with a bicycle sign on it was leaning left or it is the lens distortion can't tell since the walls of the buildings are straight.. thanks


Olá Daniel,

very interesting architecture. Great night shot, it´s so sharp :)
The lights are amazing, congrats.

best regards.

Hi Daniel,
Beautfiful Nocturne picture , excellent composition,
Very well taken picture with beautiful light and sharpness, great colors and presentation,
very well done.
All my compliments

This image brings back memories for me, Daniel - for my first business trip to London, way back when I was but a lad, I stayed in a hotel in Jermyn Street and wandered drunk along here more than once. Happy Days ;-)

The low POV makes this for me and the composition is excellent - I particularly like the placement of the cycle-lane sign at the top left of the shot. I think that's a very professional touch and a good lesson in composition. The blurred walkers are a cool effect, but maybe too small/blurred to have the dramatic impact that they might otherwise have had?

(i really enjoyed your bridges collection!)
the pov and the colors on this one really give a cool mood to the composition... kinda like the feeling you just stepped out of the apartment, and just started to head out for an evening of bar hopping... hehe! if i'd nit-pick, i'd say i really find the 'ghosts' a bit distracting... cheers!

great point of view, good colors and excellent details, the shutter speed is perfect for the blur of the people walking, nice post,

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-10-05 20:57]

Hi Daniel,
A very nice picture with very good color. My only problem is that it does not feel like it is night! There is too much light here IMO.

Very nice again Daniel - yep, you caught the tail end of the blue hour! Nicely composed- good lighting and the exposure's just right to get the couple walking up the street..

Hi Daniel,
Another nice night work.Nice composition.

your presentation of nocturnal shots are always awesome, Daniel. you masterly captured the beautiful colours here and the effect is indeed a masterpiece! my compliment!


Hi Daniel.
This is really nice captured night scene. I like the perspective and colours and of course three ghosts walking down by the street.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-10-06 1:14]

Maybe the big sign in the FG is a bit too eyecatching but I love the lights and the "ghosts"


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-10-06 3:12]

Hello Daniel
Superb light and sharpness, great colours.
Wonderful nocturnal.
Congrats, mb

nice effect of the motion blur. good colors and exposure.

tfs, eileen

I would kill to know your settings here Daniel!! The clarity is incredible..just about the time I think you've done as good as it gets..you blow me away with another one! The purple in this hits me hard! A great complimentary color to the beige walls of the building! The blurred people is just amazing...how in the world??? Wonderful work!

Hi Daniel...I love the sharpness and the color saturation in this and your other shots...great work.


Hi Daniel,
Again a wonderful nocturnal picture from you. Like those blurry figures here, makes it an almost mysterious imae. Fine eveninmg colours and a well balanced composition. Great job my friend!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-10-06 13:12]


très belle image nocture, , cette rue est parfaitement cadrée, avec ces lumière qui scintillent, ce flou de gens, très bel effet génial.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Daniel,

Interesting presentation of night shot . . as usual you did great my friend . .
Seems yellow lights are dominant here . .


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  • BT123 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 5 N: 143] (985)
  • [2008-10-07 3:56]

A great capture using low light. A cyclist wearing blue in the shot would have made big difference as u spotted the prominent sign in the foreground.

Nicely captured night scene. I like the color especially the greens.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2008-10-07 23:05]

Belle maîtrise des lumières.
Bonne journée.

Hellon Daniel,
Colors, light and shadow...
Stunning night scene...
My compliments
Selahattin E

Hi daniel. It has been a while and I missed your beautiful new collection in your gallery. Amazing work as always with fine sharpness and glow with colorful ambiance. Well metered shot in very good perspective. Well done and keep shooting and sharing. Best regards. Jusni

I am always amazed and impressed by your shots, Daniel. This particular one, has the perfect "catch" to pull it out of the ordinary, I am referring to the ghostly appearances of the two, and I also to the dark background lit by the street lamp who passes as a false moon...A Tim Burton movie's mood, if you're not offended by the comparison.
Best regards and compliments,

Hi Daniel
Love your night shots, you are mastering the art with colours,
sharpness and perfect exposure, in the past most night shots
were presented in b&w. What I love also is the movement that
is present in the presentation. Very nice job.


Hi Daniel,
Wonderful night shot.Very beautiful colours and compo.Congrats !!
Best Regards,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-10-10 9:29]

Hello Daniel! Beautiful details, colours, light and curious picture. Greetings. Barbara

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-10-10 10:53]

In the night, the colours of the lights show off the relief of the scene ! Very well done !

Hi! Daniel

Another great night shot. Great POV and composition



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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-10-10 20:57]

Hi Daniel

A well managed time exposure, with good sharpness & colour. Tfs!

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  • ablok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 188 W: 87 N: 15] (491)
  • [2008-10-12 23:09]

Superbes détails pour une exposition parfaite!
Je vois que tu prend toujours autant de plaisir a photographier les architectures de nuit et c'est a chaque fois une franche réussite!

Au plaisir!


Hello Daniel
Very amazing shot, I liked the way how you captured it. well done & TFS.

Hi Daniel, Your attention to detail and use of tripod certainly pays dividends. This has the ambiance of being there with you. Good colours and DOF. TFS. Murray.

Hello Daniel.
As usuall a perfect lighted evening picture.
Imo the pole in fronmt is destracting, it would have been much better if it was straight vertical.
The feets on the street, are nice but without body, in this picture.
Hope you dont mind too much.
Regards from Jan

Bonjour Daniel
Une composition nocturne soignée,l'image est nette et bien exposée et le rendu de white balance agréable.
Bonne soirée

Dear Daniel ,
Nice shot with great compo.
Light is nice too.

TFS and kind regards

Bonjour Daniel
j'aime bien cette photo de nuit de Londres bon contrôle de la luminosité , on remarque même deux fantômes à droite de la photo........

Hello Daniel,
Wonderful night shot.
The details and colors are very beautiful.
Good composition :)

Hi Daniel
Good idea,beautiful nught shot,congratulation.
Best regards,

your night photography is indeed a great masterpiece... TFS

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-10-15 10:31]

What I specially like about this picture is the people moving on the street,well done Daniel.

A greater mix of colours here Daniel than in most of your street shots. Nicely composed with good detail and perspectives. TFS,

typical london look at night.. i remembered i went here daytime and nightime.. not far from where i stayed that time.. looking at this make me miss old london.. beautiful shot again, Daniel.. very good shot of night time at Jermyn Str.

regards, terry

  • janneman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 7 N: 164] (1054)
  • [2008-10-17 14:16]

The use of those strange " false " colours took my hand ...
Like the mood.
Like the POV : on one knee or both on the pavement ? ;-)

The only " but " I have is that walking couple.
Just because there is only one and rather small
they are more distracting than saying
" a city in action "
Hope you understand my " English " and my reasoning


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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-10-21 13:40]

That is a wonderful composition Daniel. Beautiful picture with wonderful Farben.Eine wonderful tendency in the picture. I like the way, which the light the effect increases in picture. It is however class a picture me much pleases.
Best regards.

ciao Daniel..
wonderful details as usual.. with a perfect trasmission of the mood's location.. with all its own atmosfere..
so nice the light and the pov you have taken!
ciao Marco

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 2 N: 110] (1853)
  • [2008-11-03 5:19]

Hi Daniel!
Very well taken and composed scenery from London. Great night view at the street with beautiful colours and sharp details. Excellent quality of the picture. Thanks for sharing
best regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-11-08 6:34]

Very well done Daniel, very nice atmosphere in that, well composed and technically very good. Thanks!


  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2008-11-11 18:35]

Boa noite daniel
I choosen this one but I could choose all that i haven´t point. You are and night are forever friends. It´s great to lok the night trough your eyes.
Now it´s not possible to point you so I will come tomorrow morning and I will point you. I love to give points to persons
SSee u

fine exposure, a different one with no bridge, again interest and contrasted colors, the large aperture with no star effect is good too

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-01-29 9:15]

You have managed fantastic colours at night here Daniel:)
I like composition and that woman in motion.
Great post!
Greetings - Tom

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