Another quick capture tonight, from work to the tube, just as the night was falling around 5:30pm. These are the lights on the South Bank of the river Thames, close to Waterloo bridge. To me, the varying size of the lights on the picture and the slight curve of the layout, like just like a string of pearls.

[Casio Exilim S10, ISO-50, f:4.2, 1/3sec, EV-2]

Featured on RB Home Page on 26 February 2009

Also featured in the groups:

Featured in the Calendar My Pocket London



city, london, lowlight, river, southbank, street, thames, urban

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

View Full Profile


  • Robert Goulet
    Robert Gouletover 5 years ago

    This is so nice George. Love how the lights lead you across the photo. Nicely composed too:)))

  • Thanks very much Rob! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Taylor Sawyer
    Taylor Sawyerover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work George!!

  • Thank you Taylor, glad you like it :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Donell Trostrud
    Donell Trostrudover 5 years ago

    Lovely photo George, and brilliant title!

  • Thank you very much Donell :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 5 years ago

    always beautiful work from you George!

  • Thanks my friend, you’re being very kind :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    Very nice photo. It’s not beautiful like that where I live, not half way of this scene!

  • Thank you so much Carole :-) Do you know how many times I’ve walked past this very spot and never really noticed it? I’m sure that there are similar beauty spots where you live, you just need to pay attention to them :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Appel
    Appelover 5 years ago

    I think this is even more beautiful than a string of pearls! I love it, an instant fav for me!! Such beautiful lamps, they’re so ornate and the way you have them lined up, it’s perfect!!

  • Oh Ann, that’s very sweet :-) Many many thanks for favoring it!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    Beautiful pic George an instant fav. Love the gentle curve, the silhouette and that there’s a little colour left in the sky.
    Seen from above these really do look like a string of pearls!

  • Thank you so much for favoring it my friend, I’m so glad you like it :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    Superb night shot and the curve of the lights is great. Good title too.

  • Thank you very much Kala, and many thanks for favoring it! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 5 years ago

    Super shot

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    Wonderful perspective George. Draws the eye right in!!

  • I’m glad you like it Ursula, many many thanks! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait