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    The London Eye (or Millenium Wheel as it is also called) is clearly visible in this shot of London City Center taken last weekend as my plane banked on approach to Heathrow Airport.

    We arrived around 7am when it was still dark. Thankfully I had my camera in a small bag at hand because I had missed some great shots of Tuscon, Arizona because my camera had been tucked away in the overhead bins.

    Sorry for the large file size. It's a noisy image, and Jpeg compression isn't that great with random noise.

    conallob, chenta, DjMagra, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ladyb 88 months ago | reply

      wow, love that...

    2. Traces in the Sand [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

      wow!! That's great. there's a lot of great stuff you can see there. Waterloo looks rather good from above as well

    3. Alan Cotter 88 months ago | reply

      very impressive shot... i like!.

    4. Neil Dorgan 88 months ago | reply

      Very lucky & skillful to get such a great shot through a plane window.

    5. katiecor 88 months ago | reply

      brilliant shot

    6. Lloyd Dewolf 88 months ago | reply

      Wow! Is this an image you had wanted to / planned on capturing or did it just land in your lap?

    7. JohnFinn 88 months ago | reply

      Very impressive Donncha. The noise is very well controlled even at 3200 ISO.

    8. Donncha Ó Caoimh 88 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone! It was hard enough to get good shots. I had to:
      1. Use ISO 3200 (a custom function setting on the 20D)
      2. -2 EV because I didn't care about exposing for the darkness
      3. The aperture wide open at F/3.5.

      Even then it was a longish exposure on a fast moving plane with bumps and shaking. I was *very* glad when I saw the shot come out!

      If I had my camera in my lap while approaching Tuscon I might have grabbed a couple of stunning shots because of the American street grid system and the land was so flat. I didn't want to miss another chance after that!

    9. Fenstar 88 months ago | reply

      that's outstanding, well done

    10. endless81 [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

      cool pic

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