Big Ben and the London Eye, UK


Big Ben-The London Eye-1

A couple of weeks ago I got back from a short business trip to the UK and Paris. I had been asked to present at a conference in Cambridge so it was really nice to have had the opportunity to go over. It had been 17 years since I had last visited those shores and back then the only camera I had was an incredibly basic film camera. You can imagine how excited I was to be heading back with my DSLR, three lenses, filter and tripod.

The photo’s I’m posting tonight could probably be described as the typical ‘postcard’ type shots. With only 10 days spread between London, Cambridge and Paris, all I really did was visit the familiar tourist sights. Having said that, it was still an amazing time and I really enjoyed seeing many of these places again.

You’ll recognise that the photo’s with Big Ben are all 3 bracket HDR images. The shots of the London Eye are just single exposures. What surprised (and aggravated) me was the fact that you weren’t allowed to set up a tripod along the boardwalk leading up to the London Eye. Consequently, the shots of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from across the water were all taken handheld. The rest of these shots were done using the tripod though.

 

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Canon 7D | EF 24-105L & EFS 10-22 | Handheld & tripod | Post: Photomatix (for HDR images) and finished in Lightroom 5

Click on an image below to see them in a larger gallery. 

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Ted West says:

    Beautiful work! Great use of color and composition.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Cheers, Ted. Too kind.

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  2. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] Every photo in your gallery is beautiful.

    Nicely done!

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thank you so much; that’s such a lovely thing to say. Much appreciated.

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  3. Gorgeous pictures! It makes us want to take a trip overseas,

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thanks heaps. Makes me want to travel more too!

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  4. drawandshoot says:

    A truly beautiful set, Distan!

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Ohh thank you so much, Karen. I really value your kind words. Much appreciated.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      dankt sehr viel. (I hope that’s right).

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  5. Trevor Beech says:

    Wow, great work. I’m only 2 hours from London I also worked there for 20 years. Don’t remember it looking that good. Excellent job.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Cheers Trevor! Sorry for taking so long to acknowledge your comment but for some reason it went into the spam folder. Very strange.
      London is such a gorgeous city with so much to see and do. I was suppose I was really lucky with the weather when I visited. It was warm and balmy and the few days I was in town I was treated to beautiful sunsets.

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  6. Love the reflection of the lights and colors on the water. Spectacular eye candy!

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thank you. The colours seemed really deep and saturated that night which made it a beautiful evening for taking photo’s.

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  7. John says:

    Beautiful colors, great photos!

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Cheers John, much appreciated.

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  8. Nikitaland says:

    Hi Distan! Absolutely stunning work! Flawless composition! Your work is amazing!

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thank you Val, that’s very kind.

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  9. Rebecca says:

    Great shots

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  10. An absolute joy to look at your work Distan. I keep coming back for more as each time I open my email for your latest post I know I am in for a treat. Hope you have a great week.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Such a nice thing to say James, thank you so, so much. I’m sorry, but your comment was another I missed. It seems I’ve had heaps of gremlins in my WordPress notification centre and Reader this year. Its been really frustrating.

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  11. Ray Catcher says:

    Such a perfect light for the scenery.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Yes, the light was gorgeous although not quite as spectacular as the night before. I can’t whinge too much though, it was still beautiful. Thanks very much for taking the time to comment as well Ray.

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  12. Breathtaking images throughout the blog. WOW!

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      That’s such a lovely thing to say. Thanks heaps; I really appreciate it.

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