Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Walking around at night in London with a camera in my hand

Taking shots of London by night was something I had to do. During my stay, I looked for photo opportunities when returning from dinner. I even did major detours to look at the bright lights of major attractions.

My walks covered many districts of London and I never felt unsafe. I was more cautious on the Southbank and Soho but no problems at all. The most impressive shots I made are from the Chard, financial district, London Bridge, London Eye, flashy theatres and casinos, historical buildings, the Big Ben and the Hungerford pedestrian bridge crossing the Thames. The pictures were made with a compact Nikon CoolpixP90, shots with a tripod and SLR would be a lot sharper.

Het nemen van nachtfoto's in Londen was iets dat ik zeker wou doen. Gedurende mijn verblijf, zocht ik fotomogelijkheden wanneer ik terug kwam van het avondeten. Soms maakte ik een grote omweg om naar de verlichte top bezienswaardigheden te gaan kijken. 

Op mijn wandeltochten door vele van de wijken in Londen heb ik me nooit onveilig gevoeld. Ik was meer op mijn hoede op de Southbank en in Soho maar ook hier geen enkel probleem. De meest indrukwekkende foto's heb ik gemaakt van de Chard, het financieel district, London Bridge, kleurrijke theaters en casino's, historische gebouwen, de Big Ben en de Hungerfood voetgangersbrug over de Thames. De foto's werden gemaakt met een eenvoudige Nikon CoolpixP90 compact camera. Het gebruik van een statief en SLR zou een scherper resultaat opleveren.. 
 
The Chard by night
The Chard

London by night

Tower Bridge by night
Tower Bridge by night

London by night

London by night

London by night

London by night

London by night

London by night

Hungerford Bridge by night
Hungerford Bridge by night

London Eye by night
London Eye and Big Ben

London by night

London by night

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12 comments:

  1. Ik heb alleen 'een compactje', Filip, maar 'k amuseer me !
    Je resultaten zijn mooi ! Ik geniet...
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. These are all absolutely stunning!!!!!! I LOVE them all, the light, the angles. You really could be a professional photographer. I used to have the Nikon P90 when I first started getting serious about photography. So tell me, what setting did you use? Because i must go somewhere at night and try this!! Do not know what happened yesterday, your post never showed up on my sidebar!!!! I figured you were maybe sick. Glad to see you posted though.

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  3. super al die lichtjes, t is net kerstperiode :-)

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  4. Some wonderful night time shots - I wonder if you took them with your new camera?

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  5. Thank you so much for a night out on the town by computer! I'm excited to visit London again soon!

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  6. What a lovely mix of old and new.

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  7. Lovely night shots. You did well with your old camera....how is the new Nikon?

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  8. The colours are magnificent!!

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  9. great night-light pictures....you should be able to do even more fantastic with your new camera now:-)

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  10. These are superphotos !!
    Greetings

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  11. heel goed gelukt je nachtfoto's Filip.

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