Twilight Thames & Quays


McGregNi

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 03:34
A few from early December, around 4-6pm. I was warned I'd be deported for shooting pics around this area, and I feared the big Manfrotto clutched under my arm would provoke at least a tasering. But there were no dramas luckily - I was left alone to my solo photographic pursuit, undetected lurking in the shadows.

All with the K7, mirror lock-up & remote control.



































Thanks for checking them out, and all feedback gratefully received
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08tiger

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 07:18
Very nice, particularly like the last two.
C&C welcome.
Don.

cameraboy

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 10:18
Thanks for sharing all great shots. Regards Ian
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bforbes

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 10:22
The last one stands out for me.
Barrie
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Algernon

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 10:46
Some nice wide angle shots there, which illustrate POV/perspective
which can only be obtained with a WA lens.... unfortunately most
people on here can't see that

The elliptical shape on the lamp on shot 2 isn't a lens fault it's
caused by the vanishing points for the perspective view falling
either within the frame or very close to the edge... a feature of
WA views.

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Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 10/12/2013 - 10:47

steven9761

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 10:47
bforbes wrote:
The last one stands out for me.

+1!! By the way, Nigel - I've never heard of deportations to Surrey before!!

simonarron

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 13:50
More nice stuff, Nigel. I had half a mind to pop over to Docklands after work last night, but was overcome with the urge to dash home for a chicken curry and the tripod thus remained in its bag.

The Canary Wharf security bods can be awkward - as I know from experience. I used to work in the area quite often and once left the main Canada Square tower with an electric bicycle, to ride it around while it was photographed. Getting it out was straightforward, but trying to take it back in required United Nations levels of diplomacy.

In photographic terms, though, you only need a permit to shoot if you are doing so commercially or professionally. So long as they aren't causing an obstruction, hobby snappers should be OK.

Should does not necessarily mean "will", though.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 14:41
very nice pisc indeed fella

McGregNi wrote:
A few from early December, around 4-6pm. I was warned I'd be deported for shooting pics around this area, and I feared the big Manfrotto clutched under my arm would provoke at least a tasering. But there were no dramas luckily - I was left alone to my solo photographic pursuit, undetected lurking in the shadows.

My shooting mate and I got accosted a few times when we did Canary Wharf a couple of years ago. One of the security guards told us that the central security unit were monitoring us carefully on the hundreds of CCTV Cameras that the place is littered with.

However their policy is to allow photography, so don't let it put anyone off going, but you are being carefully watched.
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MrB

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 15:27
I think they are all lovely shots, with wonderful colours, Nigel, (even though I still don't understand the curve of the reflections in the last one! ).

Philip

swarf

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 17:41
Really like the last two, and for me the penultimate one just edges it - lovely colours.

Phil
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Stuey

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 20:58
I like these
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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NaimKhan

Link Posted 10/12/2013 - 21:08
Excellent shots. Thanks for sharing.
PPG

McGregNi

Link Posted 11/12/2013 - 11:21
NaimKhan wrote:
Excellent shots. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks to everyone for your comments. Yes, lets encourage all photographers to keep shooting interesting things in public places and not be put off by concerns of being questioned when we're only doing what we are lawfully entitled to do.

I'm working on a few more City building shots now, so will get them posted up soon. Thanks for all the encouraging input!
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simonarron

Link Posted 20/12/2013 - 21:05
Canary Wharf update...

I had a couple of hours to spare this afternoon, so hopped on the DLR for a quick mooch around Canary Wharf. About two minutes after setting up my tripod, I was aware of a hi-vis bib to my right.

"Good evening, sir," said the security guard. "Is that a Pentax? Which one? K-5 IIs? Ah, I have a K-30 - absolutely brilliant camera, love it to bits..."

He then started to tell me about his favoured locations for shooting within the Canary Wharf complex, but never once questioned my purpose.

Not necessarily the conversational direction I'd anticipated...

RayB

Link Posted 21/12/2013 - 10:30
I've all but given up trying to use a camera at CW, however; the experiences above suggest that the attitude of the local guardforce has softened. They used to trot out the "private property" line, which whilst true strikes me as a daft when the world and his dog carry cameraphones capable of some pretty good resolutions.

I might schlep over there next week...
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