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The Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world. The Environment Agency runs and maintains the Thames Barrier as well as the capital’s other flood defences.
The barrier spans 520 metres across the River Thames near Woolwich, and it protects 125 square kilometres of central London from flooding caused by tidal surges.
It became operational in 1982 and has 10 steel gates that can be raised into position across the River Thames. When raised, the main gates stand as high as a five-storey building and as wide as the opening of Tower Bridge. Each main gate weighs 3,300 tonnes. Tone mapped in photomatix.


  • SilverGinger
    SilverGingerover 3 years ago

    that sky is so atmospheric…cool shot

  • Thank you Lee

    – Victoria limerick

  • MelissaRaquel
    MelissaRaquelover 3 years ago

    I agree with Lee….this is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Thank you Melissa

    – Victoria limerick

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 3 years ago

  • wow thank you Bradley

    – Victoria limerick

  • walela
    walelaover 3 years ago


  • Thank you Walela

    – Victoria limerick

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Kathy

    – Victoria limerick

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thank you Bob

    – Victoria limerick

  • marcopuch
    marcopuchover 3 years ago

    Excellent job ! Bravo !

  • Thank you Marco

    – Victoria limerick

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Rosalin

    – Victoria limerick

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    WOW that sky looks stunning!!!!!! Love it, terrific capture!!! :)))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thank you Vic

    – Victoria limerick

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