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Portrait week is over, and now for something new. No theme for this week I'm afraid (well not yet anyway).

Most people will know where this image came from, yeap its the London eye (one of the big landmarks in the city of London). This shot is very different from my previous london eye shot, which can be found here. What do you think about this shot?

Another week is already upon us already. We need to get this three day weekend thing going?

Shuttles

Portrait week is over, and now for something new. No theme for this week I'm afraid (well not yet anyway).

Most people will know where this image came from, yeap its the London eye (one of the big landmarks in the city of London). This shot is very different from my previous london eye shot, which can be found here. What do you think about this shot?

Another week is already upon us already. We need to get this three day weekend thing going?

comments (21)

They're both very good shots, prefer these to portraits...and guess what I have gone and posted! A bit of role reversal there!
sk: yes i saw ur portrait, reversal indeed
i love to go up there...i saw them on TV and in magazine...really great angle and beautiful blue skysmile
Would like to go up there again someday...

Great perspective.smile
sk: thanks
Wow! I LOVE the color on this. Gorgeous shot.
sk: thanx a lot
This location is captured many times for the reviews of cameras on DPReview.com. This is the best shot of this location I've seen, though. The night exposure works well; the colors are quite nice. Great capture.
sk: WOW thank u very much
Intersting composition.
  • Micki
  • 13 Mar 2006, 11:05
This is an excellent shot! Great colors and composition.
sk: thanks a lot
  • bola
  • 13 Mar 2006, 12:41
Another job well done. Could you please explain what is giving the pictures a greenish hue ? the lights?
sk: the greenish hue is from the shuttles themselves, i decided to further emphasize them by providing pseuod type lighting to give a glowing effect. i was originally going for a space-ship look but it didn't work out.
I like this capture the lighting is great and it is pin sharp for a 4 second exposure. I like it as I thought it was cool and of a unique angle / view that it didn't register that it was the london eye until i read your text.
sk: yeap London eye, I always like to get different view everytime I visit. i will be doing some different shots over the summer
  • digitalmike
  • 13 Mar 2006, 12:50
Way cool image. I love the colors. The whole thing looks like it's glowing. Great shot.
sk: Thanks man, appreciate it much
like the color treatment and the POV
  • John
  • 13 Mar 2006, 14:22
Love the lit colour of this, nice shot.
  • Paul
  • 13 Mar 2006, 14:29
Great colors!
  • Roger
  • 13 Mar 2006, 15:03
Cool shot of a very photographed subject. You have done something new. Nice one.
  • david
  • 13 Mar 2006, 16:51
this is a really unusual version of such a familiar scene; the colours are great.
This is one of the most original capture of the London Eye! I love it! :O)
  • Shuva
  • 13 Mar 2006, 18:05
Ah...I missed some of your posts....I had your URL bookmakred incorrectly and it was always going to the rebellion post.
  • bola
  • 13 Mar 2006, 20:53
I think you got a bit of the science fiction look. Cos they look like giant alien pods smile
There is a very "unreal" feeling to this picture (looks almost like a small model) which is pretty cool, and you've caught some nice contrastful colours. The other photo of London eye is nice too with the red/green complementary colours working nicely together.

I think I'll be back to see more smile
Wonderful tones.
  • Colin Hunter
  • 15 Mar 2006, 16:51
The trick is to make something different from a much photographed landmark, and you've done that brilliantly.

As for the green hues, I strongly suspect (though I've never been there), that the lighting is from fluorescent tubes. These usually give a greenish cast, whereas tungsten light bulbs give an orange cast.

I'm curious about the timing though. F.11 keeps it nice and sharp, and you were operating in fully manual mode. Did you use a light meter to arrive at a 4 sec exposure, or was it trial and error. Also, do you (does anyone) happen to know if reciprocity law failure applies to digital sensors as well as to film?

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camera Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 4s
aperture f/11.0
sensitivity ISO800
focal length 33.0mm
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