London by night

heavymental
heavymental Posts: 2,077
edited November 2008 in Commuting chat
Some amazing pics for you....

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/0 ... night.html

The link on that page to the micro shots are amazing aswell.

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  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    Those pics look amazing. Think I can see the page 3 girls that are my current wallpaper being demoted.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • They are truly stunning photos - unbelievably sharp considering they are being taken from a helicopter!!

    Kinda' makes you proud to live/work in London :D
  • Littigator
    Littigator Posts: 1,262
    Stunning, thanks for sharing the link
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  • Great shots, I remember seeing these a while back on Digg.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe they are all HDR shots which means they appear more uniformally lit then usual night shots and is ideal for city scenes.

    It's quite humbling to think that we cycle around in such an amazing looking place!
    The last shot in particular is a great shot of the SCR holy ground that is "The Embankment" as it winds towards Parliament Square :-)
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  • Those are stellar. I might be using them as wallpaper myself, except for the fact that I've never been to London*. If only they were photos of Toronto...


    *I travelled to Euston and sat in a cab driving to Victoria en route to Gatwick six years ago, and then another time I took the tube from Euston to get to an exhibition in Olympia (there is no headspace on the Victoria line!). I don't count that as having been to London, just through it.
  • Wow! Great pics! Darkness hides a multitude of sins....
  • NWLondoner
    NWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    markshaw77 wrote:
    Kinda' makes you proud to live/work in London :D


    won't be many people left working if it gets any worse!!!
  • Look on the bright side.....less work = more time to ride and explore this great city

    :D:D:D:D:D
  • prj45
    prj45 Posts: 2,208
    I was riding home the other night and the Thames was so high it felt like I was riding on water as I rode along the embankment.

    All the bridges and builidings reflecting in it, it was literally breathtaking.
  • nwallace
    nwallace Posts: 1,465
    Brilliant, woudl love to see the exif data from them

    Looks too sharp to be high ISO (light sensitivity)
    Looks too sharp to be long exposure (and he is in a chopper)
    Depth of field looks to big to be low (wide) f-stop (Aperture size)
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  • nwallace wrote:
    Brilliant, woudl love to see the exif data from them

    Looks too sharp to be high ISO (light sensitivity)
    Looks too sharp to be long exposure (and he is in a chopper)
    Depth of field looks to big to be low (wide) f-stop (Aperture size)
    The article mentions that he used a gyro-stabilised mount, so I imagine he was able to use longer exposures.
  • nwallace
    nwallace Posts: 1,465
    nwallace wrote:
    Brilliant, woudl love to see the exif data from them

    Looks too sharp to be high ISO (light sensitivity)
    Looks too sharp to be long exposure (and he is in a chopper)
    Depth of field looks to big to be low (wide) f-stop (Aperture size)
    The article mentions that he used a gyro-stabilised mount, so I imagine he was able to use longer exposures.

    Yeah read that last night but didn't consider it properly.

    The gyro-stabilised mount alone doesn't allow long exposures what does it is the pilot as long as he can keep movement within the abilities it will work.
    Have only seen this used by Wescam helicopters following rallies and had to think about just how still and stable those pilots & cameramen can get their shots.
    Do Nellyphants count?

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  • At least there was a pic of a football pitch... even if it is Arsenal.... :roll: (duck)
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  • nwallace
    nwallace Posts: 1,465
    nwallace wrote:
    nwallace wrote:
    Brilliant, woudl love to see the exif data from them

    Looks too sharp to be high ISO (light sensitivity)
    Looks too sharp to be long exposure (and he is in a chopper)
    Depth of field looks to big to be low (wide) f-stop (Aperture size)
    The article mentions that he used a gyro-stabilised mount, so I imagine he was able to use longer exposures.

    Yeah read that last night but didn't consider it properly.

    The gyro-stabilised mount alone doesn't allow long exposures what does it is the pilot as long as he can keep movement within the abilities it will work.
    Have only seen this used by Wescam helicopters following rallies and had to think about just how still and stable those pilots & cameramen can get their shots.

    Don't believe I didn't spot this last night, look at the traffic, vehicles sharp, no light trails. Shutter speed must be faster 1/60th of a second surely?
    Do Nellyphants count?

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  • paxman wrote:
    At least there was a pic of a football pitch... even if it is Arsenal.... :roll: (duck)

    I thought it was a manure farm :twisted: