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Challenge: Spinning (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: London, UK
Date: Mar 27, 2007
Aperture: f10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2007

The London Eye at dusk.

Wow.. thanks everyone for the votes and comments..

This is a rather cliched shot of the British Airways London Eye just after sunset. I used a Canon 5D and 17-40L lens with an aperture of f10 at 30 seconds to capture the movement of the wheel.

It was actually still quite bright (the sun sets almost directly behind the wheel at this time of year) and I needed to use a combination of ND and Graduated ND Lee filters to allow a slow shutter speed and to 'balance' foreground light.

The 30 second exposure was just enough to blur the many people who were walking from the eye towards the camera... it took a few goes before I had a 'clean' version

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 156
Avg (all users): 7.3730
Avg (commenters): 8.0714
Avg (participants): 7.1452
Avg (non-participants): 7.4505
Views since voting: 10938
Views during voting: 475
Votes: 244
Comments: 57
Favorites: 26 (view)


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05/08/2017 12:53:51 PM
An awesome photography. One of the prettiest ones I've seen on DPC. I hope you've collected well from this photo. Beautiful!
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04/09/2007 02:31:16 PM
Very beautiful photograph with the pastel colors, congratulation on winning the blue ribbon!
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04/06/2007 05:57:44 PM
Congrats on your wonderful winning image Fantastic work
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04/05/2007 08:39:23 AM
Congrats on the Blue. This is a beautiful shot. I used to drive past this (saw it from the time it lay flat for so long because of complications until it was raised) and see it from this angle a few times a week while living in London, the surrounding area sure has changed in the 6 years I have been away. I thought the "Eye" was only going to be there for a few years, they have obviously changed their minds LOL. Way to go it was one of my favs in this challenge.
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04/05/2007 04:52:59 AM
really nice shot. congrats on your ribbon.
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04/04/2007 07:29:55 PM
Originally posted by photochild405:

Originally posted by noisemaker:

this reminds me of 21.gif dainmcgowan shot

482153.jpg


Woaaa I'm confused that looks like the same exact shot


Like Chris said in his description, it's a rather clichéd shot. A lot of people take similar pictures of this landmark. It just goes to show that even clichés can win ribbons if very well done, as this certainly is! It's a great example of how useful Graduated ND filters can be. Most London Eye At Night photos have a much darker sky with overexposed foreground lights. The exposure here is perfect. I also like the unlit trees, which don't detract from the subject like the typical photos do.
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04/04/2007 05:31:08 PM
What a great capture!!! Congrats!
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04/04/2007 05:03:12 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon win. Very nicely done!
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04/04/2007 01:12:05 PM
Originally posted by noisemaker:

this reminds me of 21.gif dainmcgowan shot

482153.jpg


Woaaa I'm confused that looks like the same exact shot
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04/04/2007 12:30:12 PM
this reminds me of 21.gif dainmcgowan shot

482153.jpg

Message edited by author 2007-04-04 12:30:40.
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04/04/2007 10:50:24 AM
Dang! Why didn't I see this pic and vote on it? It's just wonderful to look at, love the pov.
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04/04/2007 10:31:02 AM
how did you not get anybody walking in front of your setup?!.. its usually so crowded there at anytime!... Great picture!
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04/04/2007 10:20:01 AM
Cliche or not, you did a great job capturing this scene. Congratulations :)
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04/04/2007 10:17:14 AM
As soon as I heard of this challenge, the London Eye came to my mind as "the perfect" spin photo :) I'm glad someone with so much talent skill captured it great enough to win a blue ribbon with it. This is just beautiful!

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04/04/2007 09:00:11 AM
Beatiful! Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/04/2007 08:59:01 AM
very cool shot - congrats on the blue. I do however suspect that (like the eiffel tower at night) the london eye is under copyright laws which prevent you taking pictures of it for anything other than personal purposes..
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04/04/2007 08:44:41 AM
A beautiful and excellent capture.
Congratulations!
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04/04/2007 08:32:38 AM
most excellent.
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04/04/2007 06:37:50 AM
Way to go! Terrific shot and great processing. Congratulations on your blue ribbon.

Jack
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04/04/2007 04:20:38 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon! A really wonderful capture of a great piece of London
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04/04/2007 03:09:20 AM
Congrats, Chris, beautiful shot and a well deserved ribbon.
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04/04/2007 03:00:34 AM
It's beautiful! Congrats on the blue!
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04/04/2007 02:42:54 AM
The colors are absolutely wonderful! Congrats on a well deserved blue.
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04/04/2007 01:53:26 AM
Congrats.
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04/04/2007 01:02:58 AM
I have seen this picture before, not in this challenge
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04/04/2007 12:38:23 AM
Very nice! Congrats on this pic, it was perfect for the challenge and I like the way the sidewalk and trees open up to the wheel.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2007 06:30:49 PM
A high score from me. The lighting is magical. I think I saw the "eye" in another entry, too. I hope you'll share your exif info when the challenge has ended. Good luck,
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04/03/2007 02:04:38 PM
It's good but I find the fairy lights in the trees distracting, but I don't suppose there was much you could do about that was there.
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04/03/2007 01:46:38 PM
NICE! I like the way the sparkly blue lights draw my eye back, giving this pretty image great DOF. Nice tones and detail too.
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04/02/2007 10:15:00 PM
this is a very refreshing photo, the colors are so bright, i also like the huge circle!
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04/02/2007 05:27:17 PM
Another fantastic pic of the London Eye. I like the way you have captured the motion in this image.
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04/01/2007 01:33:12 AM
great capture well done
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03/31/2007 10:14:48 PM
Gorgeous composition. It's beautiful!
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03/31/2007 04:20:25 PM
Fabulous shot!! excellent example for the challenge.
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03/31/2007 02:46:39 PM
I was thinking we'd see a photo of this in this challenge, glad I was not disappointed, Wonderful photo, 10 from me.
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03/31/2007 02:14:49 PM
this should win...i think i've seen this shot before though. but great job :) 8
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03/31/2007 02:07:57 PM
Very cool. Is this ferris wheel in London permanent? It wasn't there when I visited.
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03/31/2007 07:37:26 AM
My second "10 for this challenge as this is not only spinning but a beautiful image as well..... Stunning..... Deserves to ribbon.....
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03/30/2007 03:32:04 PM
one of my two favorties for this challenge
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03/30/2007 12:37:56 PM
Nice shot
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03/30/2007 02:50:11 AM
Nice balance and I like the night colors. Good luck.
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03/30/2007 12:58:13 AM
Nice work, that must have been a very tricky exposure.
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03/30/2007 12:35:24 AM
great color and shot!
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03/29/2007 10:35:11 PM
Great composition!
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03/29/2007 10:33:43 AM
Wow. Great shot. A 10 from me.
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03/28/2007 10:59:35 PM
I love the colours in this!
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03/28/2007 10:22:45 PM
Excellent image.
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03/28/2007 06:26:39 PM
superb light and colour...love the lights in the trees and the wide angle...a fantastic image of a modern day icon (or as some people think, eyesore) 9
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03/28/2007 06:02:23 PM
I seen this before :p

I actually prefer it this time - I love the purple and blue shades, very elegant.
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03/28/2007 02:51:29 PM
wow..I think I ve seen this same subject in another photo in this challenge. I like this one better. (9)
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03/28/2007 02:12:54 PM
excellent exposure, composition, and color. i like it very much.
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03/28/2007 11:04:13 AM
I love the symmetry of this image. Beautiful colors and lighting. Excellent job. 10
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03/28/2007 10:48:22 AM
I love the angle you took this at. Very nice image. Good Job!
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03/28/2007 10:20:47 AM
very nice i like the light contrast inthis image
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03/28/2007 09:28:18 AM
Funny, I keep seeing this picture over and over. Luckily for you, it is lovely. Good job.
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03/28/2007 07:40:56 AM
Dain, I see you went back and took another shot of this. Very cool. This is the exact shot I had in mind the second that I saw the challenge. Very good. I see a good spot in the top 10 for you.
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03/28/2007 01:19:39 AM
Location, location, location.
told me wife this would be in here, and how do you compete against it.
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