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London Eye at Twilight

19 Mar

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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