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The Year in Photography 2011

View large on black please!

You might recognise this location from a photo a few weeks back. Myself and Greg got here early and shot for a good couple of hours. It's one of my favourite locations for photography, so we came for sunset and stayed until well after dark.

You can still see the remnants of the sunset if you look closely where Westminster Bridge meets the clock tower. Even though it was getting quite dark, I decided to shoot at f/22 to really give the water that smooth appearance and I'm pretty pleased with the result. It's a shame that the clouds from early in the evening disappeared, but the empty sky almost adds the the effect.

This might be my last photo this week, as I'm off to Croatia and Slovenia and have to get up stupidly early. Speaking of which, has anyone had much success or trouble taking a tripod on as hand luggage?

As always, night shots look better on black.

No images in comments please.

By the way, when I say 'no images in comments please', I really do mean it. Some people either think they're the exception to the rule or just don't bother reading. Any comments with images get deleted by me. There are three main reasons for this:

1) Page load speed. As a web designer I'm acutely away of how long it takes to load a page. Images greatly reduce this time and it's not a pleasant experience.

2) It's distracting. It distracts from the image and it makes filtering though the comments harder.

3) Activity feed. Images clog up my activity feed and makes it harder for me to see who has done what.

I have deleted some comments, messaged the person and said that they are more than welcome to link to their photo, but they can't post images. Most are ok with this. Some decide to argue with me, repost images and then I have to block them. Such a shame.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II / ISO 100 / f/22 / 17-40mm @ 17mm

Brandon Godfrey, Greg Annandale, and 951 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. 15 months ago | reply

    Real pretty picture.

  2. Papa Georgiou 14 months ago | reply

    Thanks for deleting images in comments. I HATE them. However, your photo is amazing.

  3. maipatana 13 months ago | reply

    very nice. did you use any filter on this one?

  4. SOMMY.SJQ 13 months ago | reply


  5. NOLADog 13 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot!

  6. Hellbent hurry 13 months ago | reply

    Patience and attention to detail. A stunning shot that has inspired me. Thanks

  7. FieldMatt 13 months ago | reply

    Ou my god! This is on of the cooles shot i've ever seen! FAV!

  8. Lau Casabo 12 months ago | reply

    This is amazing. Congratulations!

  9. Pettygroves 11 months ago | reply

    Beautiful color, comp and processing. I share your love of that location, too.

  10. ludovic vincent 8 months ago | reply

    amazing location

  11. Luís Henrique Boucault 8 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot! Well done!

  12. Galaxyquest 3 months ago | reply

    Amazing work

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