Cambridge Backs at Dawn

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    Kings's College chapel still has some ugly scaffolding on it, which means the composition is pretty much dictated by the need to get the tree in the way.

    HDR image; the river was merged back in from the neutrally-exposed first image (of the 3 image set) with GIMP, so its reflections were not blurry.

    Mollow2, jmettraux, andyp uk, and 40 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Big D2112 ages ago | reply

      Love the purple sky. One of my favorite HDR effects as well!

    2. alexbrn ages ago | reply

      The sky was sort of like that - I reduced the saturation setting in Photomatix from its default so it didn't look *too* juicy.

      I took some shots of this scene on Fuji Velvia 100 too - it will be interesting to see how they compare ...

    3. Dougerino ages ago | reply

      How can an HDR shot be too juicy? ;-)

    4. Sir Cam @camdiary ages ago | reply

      beautiful capture! love the colours and well done with the scaffolding:-)

    5. Nfielden ages ago | reply

      moving, nicely shot.

    6. Mollow2 ages ago | reply

      This is wonderful, you have captured the light perfectly and the use of HDR is kept to a minimal (which is how I like it best).

    7. impossible thrill [deleted] 118 months ago | reply

      You have the most amazing skill with light. Love it!

    8. foto-grapher 117 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Capture!! Thanks for sharing.

      Carpinteria Beach - Aug 2007

    9. natureloving 115 months ago | reply

      Hi there i see that you are using Nikkor 18-200 VR lens, can you tell me what is your experience, i have a plan to buy this lens but i would like to know more before buying such an expensive lens, how is the zoom works, ? Thanks

    10. alexbrn 115 months ago | reply


      It's a great compromise lens since it covers such a large range and has good optical quality. The one downside is "zoom creep" - if pointing up or down the zoom will tend to drift as the weight of the components will cause the zoom to move.

      Ken Rockwell has a very full review:

    11. Tailer's Family - journeying! 112 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Top 20 Pink, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    12. socrates197577 112 months ago | reply

      Complimenti la tua foto e' bellissima!!!
      This shot is wonderful!!!
      Sei invitato a posarla su:
      In viaggio con la mia Nikon
      You are invited to place it on:
      In travel with my Nikon

    13. 111 months ago | reply

      vtravelled logo
      We love this photo! vtravelled is on a mission to make online travel more inspiring. That's why we've selected your stunning photography for our Cambridge destination guide. Check it out here. We've credited you with a link to your Flickr page. Thank you!

    14. halessteve 109 months ago | reply

      Great shot - love to use it on my website: Steve

    15. m78kem 103 months ago | reply

      We would really like to see this photo in our group
      Still Britain

    16. zonked pancake [deleted] 89 months ago | reply

      Beautiful colors (:

    17. the_crow_19_78 86 months ago | reply

      Magnificent shot!

    18. sandisonp 32 months ago | reply

      Hi Alex-I would love to use this image in a project we are planning for the summer-do you have an email where I can contact you with more details or could you contact me asap at

    19. zonked quartz [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

      Great photo! It's so good, we link to it in our Cambridge Area Guide here:
      Thanks again for making this accessible through a Creative Commons licence!

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