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Hammersmith II

Hammersmith II
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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: 2008-03-22
Categories: Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Sony DSC R1, Carl Zeiss T* 24-120 mm
Exposure: f/9.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bridges across the Thames [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-27 6:03
Viewed: 2987
Points: 104
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear friends,
Posted here is a shot from Hammersmith Bridge earlier this year. I posted a shot of Hammersmith Bridge (shot the day after this one) here on TL before. This night as I wandered around seeking spots to shoot the bridge from, this scene with the bridge in near complete silhouette was one of those I came away with.

Very heavy vehicles are no longer allowed on Hammersmith Bridge, so what you see streaking past here is a London single-floor bus.
Thankfully no vibration where I was set up, here on the North bank, clear of the ramp but able to zoom in to appear like I was on the bridge.

Tech details: Minor PP, USM/Contrast, saturation+.
Sony R1: IS0 160, Aperture f/9.0, Shutter 2.5 seconds.

For those who may be interested, you can see all of the bridges I have captured so far for this theme, on my personal photo site (www.job32v8.com) - under Night Photography > Bridges across the Thames.

Thanks again for looking, and hope you are having a very Merry Christmas

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I really like the detail approach here Daniel.
The way the structure comes into the frame from the upper right.
Perfect amount of negative space. Still has your trademark color and clarity but is a different approach.
Nicely done and Season's Greetings.
- Vincent

Hi Daniel,
Magnificent presentation with such marvellous sharpness. We can sense the movement here!
Beautiful colors and lights.
Best wishes for 2009!

I love these night shots Daniel! Truly amazing work, and you always get a movement of a car or a bus, which adds SO much to an already outstanding shot! I'm amazed you got such a good shot at F9, I guess it was lighter than normal! I guess that is something that EACH shot must be gauged by! Nice work!

what a perfect contrast here, Daniel - the sharpness of still objects and the beautiful trailing lights. thanks to your great composition as usual - ever inspiring!


HI Daniel,
I've been looking for a new shot of you for a longer time now - and juhu - here it is!
Soooo beautiful, I love the blue sky and the ghost-traffic. Also such nice stars at the lamps, perfect again, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

ciao daniel

amazing shot
excellent sharpness and contrast
well composed



Hello Daniele,
Amazing sky and orange night...
Wonderful perspective, lear image.
From a master...
Dream shot.
Selahattin E

Happy new year Daniel. Another fabulous nocturnal bridge image. Danilo

Hi Daniel..your low light shots are truly amazing...excellent shot here...wonderful details and clarity...great light...how dark was it when you took this shot? It must have been very dark to use this long exposure with the small aperture.


That is a really nice night shot, I love the effect!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-12-27 7:25]

Great comp, with super lead-in lines
I love the colours here and, as usual, the sharpness is superb

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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-12-27 7:42]

truely beautiful light and angle of composition. tfs, merry christmas and happy new year, Daniel

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-12-27 7:49]

Hi Daniel,
It is the colours that make this picture so special. Great composition.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-12-27 8:02]

Hi Daniel,
Amazing post! Your point of view gives a strong pespective enhanced by the car motion! The low light of this beginning of evening is captured with great skill, a usual. I do like the sparkles and the intense blue sky. You are a true champion! My compliments and my best wishes for this Christmas Holiday Time!

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-12-27 9:59]

Hello Daniel!
Wonderful picture!
Beautiful colors, focus and light!
Fantastic effect!
It congratulates execution.

Excellent night shot!Nice work my dear friend!

Powerful shot! Great light, saturation, and terrific effect from the long exposure.

The kind of shot I hope - one day - to be able to achieve!


hello daniel!!
very beautiful night shot with excellent light and sharpness.
i like it.

hello Daniel!
all your skill is put on display in this post, perfect in its entirety and with a beautiful deep color..
I offer you best wishes for 2009

Salam Daniel!
Excellent blue sky with a pretty nice gradient.
Very good image quality with no noise.
Fantastic POV. I like to know the shutter speed for this shot.

Buenos dias Daniel:
Muy buena fotografia. Colores vivificantes y una original prespectiva asi como un acogedor realismo.

Wonderful "blue hour" with these golden spots light and dynamic view ! Well done !
Best regards

hi daniel, nice twilight shot, great colors and details and of course amazing shutter speed usage,
all the best to you over the holiday season,

Hi Daniel,
Beautiful nocturne shot again of the London bridge!!
Excellent POV. and perpective , great sharpness and light,,,
well done ..
Have a happy new Year 09.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-12-28 16:05]

Hi Daniel
Best wishes to you, too. The shot is really nice. I like the blue hour colors and the sharp details of your composition. The freezing of the motion creating those lines is just beautiful
Compliments and TFS

ciao Daniel..
a dazzle of coloured lights... on the soft tones of the twiligh..
excellent perform.. wonderful details and intriguing mood! thanks
ciao Marco

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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 9 N: 251] (2656)
  • [2008-12-29 1:00]

Hello Dear Daniel
Amazing night shot , excellent POV and colors, the lights are PERFECT.
Well Done
Happy New Year

nice one... Great Composition.


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-12-29 5:23]

hello Daniel

If there is a photographer on TL that is fully in focus of blue hour scenery, it must be nobody else except eyesthetix with a unique style of long exposure.

I like the continuation of the bridge here with traffic streak of light from a side angle. The slight change of POV works quite differently here and I like the effect.

Happy 2009 to you.

tfs, bill

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-12-29 6:39]

Hi Daniel...

Amazing serial of those Bridges...
A very beautiful and very enjoyable night shots.
Fine image, colors and details...
Well done.
Best regards,

Ola Daniel,
Wonderful,Very beautiful photo,post card.
Best regards,

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-12-29 7:34]

Greetuings Danilo ;)
Best wishes...Cheers...
J ;)

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-12-29 10:05]

Hi Daniel
Very nice photo,great capture,light and composition
Best Regards
Happy New Year

Hello Daniel,

I really do admire your fabulous night-time shots!
I love your pov where the bridge seems so big and leads us with so many lines, into the shot, across the Thames. The lamps appear like beacons in the early evening light and their diminishing size gives a good sense of perspective.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-12-29 12:45]

All the best for you and family for 2009 Daniel!


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2008-12-29 13:55]

Un magnifique filé bien mis en valeur par une perspective intéressante.
Bonne journée.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-12-30 8:54]

HI Daniel
I am always amazed at the colours you get out of a night shot, and as always perfectly done.
My best wishes for 2009

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-01-01 8:04]


Merveilleux pont, très bien capté, avce ces trace lumineuse, quel effet, ce ciel bleu mangigque en fond, superbe compo.

Très belle année 2009 et amitié


the master of twilight architecture. another dynamic pov! colors are a blast!

i a n

  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-01-07 4:03]

Hi Daniel

Fantastic repetition of the red light trails in this outstanding time exposure. They contrast well against the blue sky. Good sharpness & colour. Well done!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-01-07 6:13]

Have a great 2009 (full of wonderful nights, of course), my dear Daniel !


Hi, Daniel -
This is quite a beautiful blue hour shot and slow shutter effect, which is tough to pull off in such low light. Perfect POV, great colors. Well done -

another well saturated night shot Daniel, again leaving the star effects on the lamps and trails light of the cars from a long exposure shot.clean and detailed as well.i hope you were not hanging on the side of the bridge to capture this one.

Hi friend, Happy New Year.
I like the light of the bus in movement. Good sharpness and great composition.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2009-01-15 13:27]

Hi Daniel

Lovely light trails and nice star burst from the lamp. Perfectly composed with the bridge leading us diagonally in the frame.



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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2009-01-19 18:08]

Hi Daniel,
What can I say, another spectacular night shot, in this one though I particularly am attracted to the little reflected play of the light from the streetlamp on the upper bridge member at about mid-span; really anchors the shot for me.
Nicely done, as always.

Hi Daniel.

Your gallery if filled with beautiful city shots. I love your night shots and the reason I am writing to this particular photo is just because it is the latest. It wouldn't be a mistake if I wrote to any other.

Have a nice day!

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  • BT123 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 5 N: 143] (985)
  • [2009-01-21 3:13]

Hi Daniel
I like the angle from where you have taken the photo giving strong composition. Good lighting and colours

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-01-23 6:39]

Hello Daniel
Excelent POV and a superb nocturne capture, as usual you do. Great gradient of a wonderful blue in the sky, a superb sharpness of shapes colours and light, and allways the fantastic «eyestetix style».
Greetings, mb

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2009-02-04 13:27]

Ahhhhhh Daniel have missed you of late. Thanks for the visit.
Impressive capture of the lights moving over the bridge. Little less bridge detail than usual but the lights are the important element in this POV


Hello Daniel,

Looks I am not the only one taking a break (^_^). Another fine catch taken during the blue hour of the Hammersmith Bridge.

The choice of your POV is excellent to get good diagonals and details of the structure and cable works. The blue backdrop reveals well the silhouette of the construction too.

Hello Daniel

The lighting and details here are just superb. I aslo love your choice of angle. As ever the colour saturataion is excellent.. i think these shots have now become your trademark.

Kind regards Helen

Excellent night photography. Good colours and detail.

its so beautiful, Daniel.. i miss this one.. superb colours and work again.. someday ill be as good as you.. hehe not now.. great shot again.. well done..

regards, terry

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