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Dickens Inn

Dickens Inn
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Copyright: Liliana Mihailovici (lilimih33) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2852 W: 613 N: 3000] (19483)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-27
Categories: Architecture, Experimental, Nocturnal, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm/4-5,6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-01-20 9:18
Viewed: 2680
Points: 156
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture does not have the sharpness I wanted because it was taken without a tripod.....it was just to cold on 27th of December 2008. I tried here an HDR, for that no exif data.

Here you can see The Dickens Inn. The Pub lies at the heart of St. Katharine's Dock, which was formerly the centre of the Port of London.
The Dickens Inn is enormously popular with Londoners, tourists and business people alike.
The ground floor of the Dickens Inn is given to our traditional Tavern Bar and the Copperfield snack bar.
There are two restaurants on the upper floors, the top floor Grill on the Dock and Pizza On The Dock. Finally the Nickleby Suite is our main function room suitable for conference, banqueting and private events.

In my WS a different PP work.

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Olá, Liliana!

Wonderful nocturnal shot!! Image is clear, light details are amazing and you did not use tripod! IMO it´s perfect. Congratulations, my dear friend! Great, great and great!


WoW ! excellent night shot LiLi. I like the composition. Well done et well presented. TFS


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-01-20 9:47]

hi Lili

Very nice night exposure view of the inn and the lights are really the main feature of the building. I would avoid the crop and take a wider view. A nice shot.

tfs, bill

Hi Liliana, This is great! I like your composition with the tree on the left balancing the scene. Amazing with no tripod! I haven't tried HDR as yet but your result is very inspiring. Very informative notes too. TFS
Cheers, Pat.

Hi Lili,
Impressive HDR photo, recalling nice and pleasant Christmas mood. The purplish tones on the tree and on your frame and titles look great, you captured lights quite well. Sharp and noiselss image, congratulations! TFS.

under the circumstances you have very nice effects.
congrats and God bless you.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-01-20 11:27]

HI Lili
How cold was it? I sure know the feeling of frozen fingers and shaking from the cold, but I think you did a fabulous job and the hdr did a nice job.

I love the bright colours in this nocturnal shot - and despite it being hand held the details are still good -obviously not cold enough for you to be shivering too much ;-)
Thanks for sharing

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-01-20 14:29]

Hi Lili
The sharpness and clarity are perfectly done on this handled photo, IMO!
Excellent HDR night view. this is a good mix with cold and warm ambience! Bravo! Annie

Hi Liliana
The HDR is by far the better of the two images. How many did you blend together?
Colors are far superior and the flood lights are managed much better in the HDR.


Bonsoir Liliana,
Great light, and wanderful composition,
Nice contrast and presentation.
Supers nocturne picture well presented
lovely details...
Excellent done Lili..with HDR. Picture.
My compliments.

hi lili, its not that fuzzy, i guess it could be sharper but still very nice scene with nice colors too,

Hi Liliana
Wonderful nocturnal shot
Great colors and details
Have a nice days

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-01-20 23:13]
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Imi plac mult luminile de diferite culori si atmosfera idilica a pozei dar din cauza acelor zone total lipsite de detalii arata mai degraba a pictura/acuarela.
Probabil ca, asa cum am mai vorbit si altadata, e vorba de prea mult Neatimage pentru gustul meu

i have my ugly picture taken here lily... hehehehe.. very near to my friend's apartment.. so looking at this dickens inn bring back memories.. its so different from day shot.. did you capture it at day time? yes you are right very near to St Kathrine's Dock.. this is a famous place you have captured.. the only thing that new here is the little tree decorated in purple lights.. next to it where they decorated and put lights last time.. tfs..

regards, terry

ciao Lili..
light and concept are great.. an intense view.. full of the moddly atmosferes of the end of the year!! excellent, thanks
ciao Marco

Hello Liliana,
Perfect colors of a romantic night. I liked texture of curved road.
Selahattin E

Hello Liliana
a really wonderful effect
nocturnal lights really work well
Hapy you back and always a pleasure to look at your shots

Dear Lili,

very lovable night shot with so hollyday-like atmosphere. And I must say, I love HDR more! :-)

Have a nice day!

Hi Lili
Excellent advertising for the Dicken's Inn. Its boss is certainly happy of it ! ;o)
Great and nice job.

Hello Lili,

Without tripod ... an excellent shot!
IMO, the sharpness is first rate!
The light and the colours give a very Christmassy atmosphere.
I like how you have managed to capture the texture of the cobbles which lead in a curve towards the tree and on ...

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-01-21 6:52]


Fantastique image nocture, cesillimunations sont merveilleuses, très bien captées, vraiment un ambiance de fêts, superbe.

bravoe t amitié


Hi Liliana,

i wish i could see more of the bench on the lower right. but what lovely colors you have here. totally enchanting.

i a n

Buna Lili,
Cam demult "n-am trecut" pe la tine...
Uite,poza asta este excelent compusa,cu cele trei elemente formind un triunghi (banca,copacul si,bine-nteles,hanul).Am citit pe undeva ca formele geometrice au un impact puternic in fotografii,si se pare ca este adevarat.
Poza nu arata ca un HDR in sensul clasic al cuvintului;arata doar bine:)
Un HDR adevarat,cu trei expuneri diferite,cu aparatul tinut in mina,pe lumina aceea este imposibil de facut.
De pe trepied este cu totul altceva...
Eu nu prea sint activ pe treklens fiindca site-ul asta este cam lincezeste in ultima vreme dar poate ne mai "vedem" pe-aici.
Cum iti place 40D-ul? Tot asa ca la inceput?
S-auzim numai de bine,

Hi Lili
Wonderful composition with amazing light
Details,colours and frame very nice
Excellent job

Hi Lili,
those lights are beautiful, I've never seen a blue christmas-tree ;-)
Nice atmosphere, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Liliana

technically I like to work with HDR.
I think he revives the colors and clue a lot
beautiful the work. I was looking at your WS, him also
it is fantastic, the place is beautiful and still in yours
vision of HDR was fabulous.
Details incredible and very well composed.


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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (6970)
  • [2009-01-21 12:28]

Cum am mai spus, imi place poza aceasta si mult succes la HDR in continuare. Centrul piatetei intr-adevar e cam lipsit de detalii. HDRul tocmai ca iti scoate multe detalii in culoare si asta il face pentru mine asa de interesant. Dar ansamblul general lasa impresie foarte buna.
Salutari Csabi

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-01-21 19:50]

Hi Liliana...

A very beautiful and very enjoyable night shots of "Dickens Inn"
Fine image, colors and details even if not don with tripod...
Well done.
Best regards,

Hi Liliana,
I love the night, it seems to me that the night give the illusion that everything is beautiful, it suggest a new way to look at things. It add some magic to it.

I like this scene, it has been well captured, exposed just right, drawing the silhouette of the building against a somber sky. The blue lighted tree contrast well with the building shown in more warmer tone. Well seen and captured.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-01-21 21:42]

It's great Liliana

Who wants a tripod whn all those perfect lights and excellent POV


  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2009-01-21 23:32]

Hi Lili, happy new year to you.
This is a lovely winters night scene, and sharp enough. Lots of interesting colours and texture. Well done, well seen.

Salam Liliana

Nice shot with good composition and light balance.
The sky seems pixelate in my LCD.
I like warm colors in this shot. TFS.


Hello Liliana:) Very good colorful New Year shot. I don't have a feeling thet this shot lacks sharpness. Looks great. Like a christmas postcard;) I like this variant more than the one in Workshop

Hello Lili,
It may be late but I want to wish you a great 2009. The colors of this night image is attractive. Such sturdy hands you have in producing this glowing holiday picture. My best regards...Danilo

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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-01-22 10:27]

Ciao Liliana, bellissima foto notturna! Mi piace anche il tuo workshop. Hai preso benissimo i dettagli nella notte anche senza tripode. Bravissima e complimenti per il tuo italiano. Pà, Adele

Hi Liliana,
Very very beautiful night photo,beautiful colors.Thanks.
Best regards,

Hi Liliana,

Been a while and nice to see that you have been featured in the front page today. This is just one glorious night shot with nice glow and stunning ambiance. TFS and best regards.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-01-22 18:00]

dear Liliana,
I don't think the photo needs sharpness,
we can enjoy the vivid colorful lights on the night dark back in this your picture. and your HDR edition is nice.
(we can really enjoy the dark night space)
always I feel something mysterious in your enhanced gradations from dark to bright portions...what are those really, in your feeling?
I think those may be your metaphor that reminds us of our light and black changing feeling in our minds...
anyway I like your dark side more than bright side, it attracts my sensation for the absolute vanity.
beautifulness is not in the light but in the dark shadow.
thnak you,

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-01-23 3:13]

Greetings Lili ;)
Wonderful night atmosphere...
Have a lovely WE,
J ;)))

Hi Lili,
That HDR job sure makes miracles! Still a mistery to me though...
Beautiful colors and very good sharpness in my POV.
TFS and have a nice weekend.

Ciao Lili, queste notturne sono il tuo pezzo forte, magniofica gestione delle luci, composizione piacevole, brava, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Liliana,
Very nice capture, beautiful colors and lovely light, good exposure and excellent composition.

Hi Lili....nice shot...great light, focus and sharpness....


Hi Liana!

Great view! I like very much lights and reflections everywhere! Good colours and contrast!

Regards from the Netherlands!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-01-24 14:58]

Wonderful night photo my friend Lili,a very interesting picture, very well you have that shown it please me much, and your description is also super.
Kind regards.

Hi Liliana. Perfect nocturnal and colourated taken. Great light managenet. Ciao.


Lily a marvellous and breathtaking shot. Just try to avoid the glare on top LHS by turning the angle a bit. Brilliant pic. thanks for posting. best wishes.

Hi Liliana
Nice night shot!Great work my friend.Congratulations.

Boa tarde Liliana,
Great nocturnal capture and excellent HDR conversion.
Stunning shot and presentation.

Hi Liliana, a wonderful night scene capture with wonderful cıolourds and lights.
TFS and cheers,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4433 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2009-01-27 0:56]

Hi Liliana

Superb contrast, with exceptional clarity & good colour & saturation. I like the blue vs amber colour contrast. Tfs!

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2009-01-28 11:31]

Hi Liliana:

Beautiful night shot. Very nice POV and excellent composition.


Hola Liliana.
La verdad que horteras los ha habido en todos los sitios...vaya decoración para el edificio...
Buenos detalles y gran nitidez aun siendo una foto tomada a pulso.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi Lili :) Very nice view...
with greetings

Hello Liliana:
How a fantastic photo it is.
The light was well captured.I were amazed that the photo was taken without tripod.

a very well composed image Liliana, the lightings of the house and the christmas tree, the colors are well seen thta makes it appealing.well done.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2009-02-01 13:31]

Hi Liliana

I think without a tripod you did wonderfully. The shot looks bright and cheerful. Nice HDR work and well composed.



Hi Lili,
Excellent nocturnal picture, great colours the image breaths warmth. A pity you cropped the bench on the foreground. Anyaway a fine posting!

Hello Liliana,
great nightshot without using tripod.
the lights and colors are still nice to look at.
great pic!


What a magical shot Liliana.
The colors are just magnificent, and lights well exposed.
The HDR has given great detail in the shadow areas.
Beautiful view, well done.
- Vincent

Auch ohne Stativ ist dies eine schöen Aufnahme geworden. Der Kontrast ist wunderbar.
Viele Grüße,

hello Lili,
Somehow I missed this one and what an excellent night shot.
The details are so clear .
Well presented as always.
A belated Happy New Year to you.

Buna Lili,

Am ratat poza asta cand ai postat-o, abia acum am descoperit-o in galeria ta, ca am observat ca nu ai mai pus poze de ceva vreme. Foarte buna calitatea imaginii, fara tripod, ti-a iesit excelent. Imi place mult combinatia de culori si lumina, un adevarat card de sarbatori. :-)
Te pup,

Buna Lili,
uneori nu conteaza claritatea, mai ales cand e vorba de atmosfera dintr-o fotografie.
Superba atmosfera ai reusit sa capturezi, felicitari.
Numai bine,

Hi Lilana,
What a beautiful work. Wonderful colors, lights and details.
Congratulations By the image and the nice album too.


merhaba dear liliana
magnificent lights and night picture.
happy valentine's day my friend liliana.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • BT123 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 5 N: 143] (985)
  • [2009-02-14 2:50]

Hi Liliana
I like the strong colours and the composition of the wonderful night scene. Good image. Well done. Regards, Balwant

Hello dear Liliana.
Wonderwell captured without a tripot. What happened at the forground, was there snow on the street ?

Excellent creative art work. Nice contrast and saturated colours.

Hi Lili,
What a superb noctural shot vith great lighting, colours and graphism.TFS.


Colorful night shot
See you
Ruud Blok

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  • ediko (18)
  • [2009-02-18 4:12]

It is an excellent photo, congratulations ...

Hello, Lili!

Nice night shot with marvellous colours!

Hi Liliana:
This is a very exciting night shot maybe its form all the bright zigzag lines on Inn.... I have a feeling I am looking at a gingerbread cookie..... the colour of the tree adds a nice balance...... well done ....thanks Liliana....Roman:0)

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 2 N: 110] (1853)
  • [2009-02-25 4:44]

Good morning Liliana!
Fantastic night shot! Superb capture of the Dickens Inn with lovely colours and great light. My compliments
best regards

Hi Liliana,
Wonderful night HDR shot, great light and composition.
Exsellent work

Best Regards,

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-03-26 13:40]

HI Lili!
Wonderful nocturnal shot,
amazing light and details,
very nice effects,well presented!
an excellent pp work!
Compliments and TFS

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2009-04-16 11:05]

Very good idea with that picture my friend Lili. Perfect details and color. Very beautiful composition.
Best regards.

Hello Lili,
a beautiful result also without a tripod, and a wondrtful play of light.
Ciao, Elena

Hi Liliana,
Well the cold temperature and no tripod you have done a great job with this night shot.

Hola Liliana
Buena imagen nocturna con tema navideño de alegre colorido de las luces de adorno , una bella foto para una felicitacion de navidad, gracias por compartir

Buen trabajo
un saludo

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