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Thames View of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament by DonDavisUK

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Thames View of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge.

Views like this are one of the reasons that made my move from Devon to the Capital less of a heartache. I do miss the wonderful rural landscapes of Devon, but a photographer / artist can find inspiration anywhere, if only he’ll open his eyes and heart.
I captured this scene whilst visiting St Thomas’ Hospital at Westminster Bridge. The light was bright so I took shelter under the trees and the view across the Thames to the Houses of Parliament was stunning from the shade. Westminster Bridge was also looking good and I’m surprised there was so much detail in the shadows under the arches. I like the orange reflections of the buildings on the water, and wonder what it would have looked like had I used some ND filtres???? I’ll have to try that one day.

Camera. Nikon D700 with 24-120mm Lense. ISO200 1/125sec f/9.0.


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Life is so precious and worth recording for posterity.
Imagine your grandchildren or great-great-grandchildren being able to see how you enjoyed life hundreds of years from now? Don can help you record those magical moments for them. Photographer since 1980s.
Specialising in Portraiture, Landscape and Urban Fine Art Photography.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...over 4 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant my friend. Such wonderful tones and lighting. And there is that chocolate brown water we all love…. LOL! This is a fav for me. I will be here next weekend. Whoohooo!

  • Hi Bradley, you’ll love it mate, there is just so much to see and capture in London. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 4 years ago

    Well captured Don.

  • Hey there Richard, thanks for that my friend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 4 years ago

    gorgeous capture Don

  • Hi Chris, thanks for that my friend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    A stunning picture Don.

  • Hi Jacqui, thanks very much for that. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    A superb shot Don and I love the framing by the trees. x

  • Hey there Irene, thanks for that my friend. Much appreciated. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Gary Heald LRPS
    Gary Heald LRPSover 4 years ago

    Nice pic Don. Glad that you were not stopped as being a potential terrorist. A number of my friends have had problems taking shots here. Afterall, it is easy to confuse a Nikon DSLR for a rocket launcher.

  • That’s soooo true Gary, I’ve been stopped and questioned at the Thames Barrier, but not in London: YET! Thanks for your comments and timely warning. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 4 years ago

    Superb shot Don, exquisitely framed and executed.

  • Thanks very much for that Bob. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 4 years ago

    You really found the ideal spot for this photo. I can’t ever recall seeing this exact scene anywhere before so you may well have a unique capture!! Wonderful photo Don – but I hope the hospital visit was nothing for you (and us) to worry about.
    Take care and all best wishes

  • Hey there Peter, thanks for that my friend. I do try and find unique angles on the familiar and overly photographed or I try to make them really great shots:-) LOL. However, I’ve seen one from this angle before. The hospital visit was in the summer for my cancer treatment and it seems to have cleared up now. Touch my Ginger Wooden Top:-) LOL. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

    Wow, this is spectacular, Don!

  • Hey there Marie, thanks so much for that my friend. Regards, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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