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Royal Albert Hall

London Royal Albert Hall

Close up of Royal Albert Hall.

From WikPedia:

The Royal Albert Hall is an arts venue situated in the Knightsbridge area of the City of Westminster, London, England, best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941.

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK’s most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world’s leading artists from every kind of performance genre have appeared on its stage. Each year it hosts more than 350 performances including classical concerts, rock and pop, ballet and opera, tennis, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and lavish banquets.

[Panasonic Lumix LX3 | ISO 80 | 60mm | f/8 | 10 seconds]

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London South Bank: Bernie Spain Gardens

London South Bank:  Bernie Spain Gardens

Bernie Spain Gardens is a riverside park on London’s South Bank which hosts the Coin Street Festival and other events.

[Panasonic Lumix LX3 | ISO 80 | 24mm | f/8 | 40 seconds]

 

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Day 193: Young Lovers

Day 193:  Young Love

Candid photograph of a couple found just as I exited the tube station one evening.

11 July 2008

[Canon EOS 5D | ISO 1600 | 135mm | f/2.0 | 1/100 seconds]

 

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Day 194: Lovers

Day 194:  Lovers at London South Bank Fountain

From a visit to the South Bank Fountain on 12 July 2008 as part of the photo-a-day project.

Another candid image of a different couple taken on the same day at the London South Bank Fountain was posted last July.

[Canon EOS 5D | ISO 1600 | 85mm | f/2.0 | 1/250 seconds]

 

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London Eye at Twilight

London Eye at Twilight

A photograph of the base of the London Eye taken at twilight with the LX3. I like the light bulbs hanging off the trees and reflecting off the pavement.

I would have preferred a much faster shutter speed to capture more of the London Eye spokes but I needed to get rid of the tourists, snappers, pedestrians etc so this is a 4 second exposure.

According to WikiPedia’s entry on the London Eye:

The London Eye (also known as the Millennium Wheel) at a height of 135 metres (443 ft), is the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe, and has become the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3 million people a year.

At the time it was erected it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until it was surpassed by the Star of Nanchang (160m) in May 2006, and then the Singapore Flyer (165m) on 11 February 2008.

However, it is still described by its operators as “the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel” (because the entire structure is supported by an A-frame on one side only)

[Panasonic Lumix LX3 | ISO 80 | 24mm | 4 seconds]

 

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Spring and Cherry Blossoms

Spring and Cherry Blossoms

Spring is here again and the Cherry Blossoms along the Hammersmith Riverside are blooming again; this was taken in Furnival Gardens with the LX3.

It was lunchtime and the light was harsh but I couldn’t resist photographing them.

[Panasonic Lumix LX3 | ISO 80 | 60mm | 1/1250 seconds]

 

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Trocadero London at Twilight

London Trocadero at Twilight

The first view of the Trocadero London Building just as one exits the London Underground Station at Piccadilly Circus; this was shot with the Panasonic LX3.

The Trocadero is a building in Shaftesbury Avenue, London originally built as a restaurant but most recently used as an exhibition and entertainment space.

[Panasonic Lumix LX3 | ISO 400 | 24mm | 1/25 seconds]

 

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