A Place Called Home

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    This is an image I’d had in my head for a while, but I had to wait until recently for the right weather conditions, position of the sun and a low tide on the Thames. The end result is a combination of exposures captured over two hours, creating a mixture of late-afternoon sunshine hitting the buildings and early-evening lights along the skyline.

    The image is made from two long-exposure shots captured with a 10-stop ND filter: a five-minute exposure at sunset to create a warm glow on the buildings, and then an additional eight-minute exposure once the sun had gone down, which further smoothed out the Thames and removed the traffic on Tower Bridge. I then blended these with a capture at dusk, which incorporates the lights in the buildings and on the bridge, and finally blended these with a one-minute exposure at twilight, which added the reflections of the lights along the river and the starbursts in the lights along the barge in the foreground.

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    1. fotopierino 45 months ago | reply

      Fantastic ! .-)))

    2. miguelangelortega 45 months ago | reply

      Very nice urban landscape - Suggestive atmosphere - Congratulations for the Explore mention

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    3. le cabri 45 months ago | reply

      That's photography!

    4. JoCo Knoop 45 months ago | reply

      Amazing... congrats on Explore

    5. Angelo Petrozza 45 months ago | reply

      excellent landscape

    6. Ale*66* 45 months ago | reply

      Wow!!!! Superb shot!

    7. Dr. Ilia 45 months ago | reply

      Cool capture
      This amazing shot is awarded as Outstanding!

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    8. Javier_1972 45 months ago | reply

      Amazing picture

    9. λL℮لλ₪Яλ 45 months ago | reply

      Fabulous image! !!!!

    10. BlueisCoool 45 months ago | reply

      Very nice work - congrats on being explored.

    11. gexlyon69 45 months ago | reply

      Amazing ! Very great shot ! Have a nice week with explore, congrats !

    12. stevebell 45 months ago | reply

      Very interesting reading how you produced this image, you caught the ideal light, and off course having the tide out. A stunning image well worth the effort.

    13. giorgosgrigoriadis16 43 months ago | reply

      Very beautiful city view , wonderful picture

    14. Hindsited 40 months ago | reply

      Superb capture and photo stream!

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