Luminous London

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Some cities like Bergen (Norway), Paris (France) and even Marrakech (Morocco) make it very easy to get lovely cityscapes. London (England) not so much. Every high vantage point is either an incredibly expensive, booked-out tourist trap or an incredibly expensive, booked-out restaurant.

I really wish London was more photographic friendly. Other places are proud of their cityscape and I feel that London should follow suit. In the meantime, you just have to be more resourceful. This photo is best viewed large (press L) to appreciate all the detail. Go on, give it a go.

I am at a conference today, so I shall not be on Flickr.

No images in comments please.

Canon EOS 500D / 5D Mark II / ISO 100 / f/8.0 / 17-40mm @ 26mm

Noro8, Dorli Photography, and 173 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. DirectPositive 31 months ago | reply

    Great shot. Trying to figure out where you took it from! Well done on HDR Spotting too

  2. Krazy Diamnd 31 months ago | reply

    Spectacular Aerial view Conor!!!

  3. by Ophelia photos 31 months ago | reply

    super detail! nice night shot!!

  4. dabrantes 31 months ago | reply

    Beautiful job. To bad London is so difficult to photograph.

  5. robertbolton [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

    Great shot, the skyline really becomes great at night.

  6. Alka_007 31 months ago | reply

    Very beautiful indeed

  7. 19092000 31 months ago | reply

    How did you do this? it's getting better and better every day!

  8. benjeev 31 months ago | reply

    This is awesome Conor. I completely agree about the London vantage points. Few and far between!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  9. Kevin S Kirk 31 months ago | reply

    Very nice exposure and well framed as always.

  10. Christine Serendipity 31 months ago | reply

    i hope i'm not going to favourite every single picture
    from you but your shots always suprise me.
    this shot is so cool, i love the lights.
    i would like to frame it and hang it up but unfortunately it's not a poster.

  11. ( 31 months ago | reply

    You are so right, and it is very difficult in London to take photos with tripod or from high up. People treat you like a terrorist when they see you getting your tripod out. How did you manage to get up this tower? Great point of view and lovely picture. Very unique here on flickr!

  12. Heather Carson 30 months ago | reply

    This is pretty dam awesome

  13. noezelaya7 25 months ago | reply

    looks pretty high

  14. fromlondonwithlove 21 months ago | reply

    Christ almighty, that is an amazing photo, Conor.

  15. -TheDebster- 21 months ago | reply

    Wow super shot, why not make a book?

  16. Le43ver 19 months ago | reply

    wow can you give me the best setting for slowspeed taken

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