Monday, 13 September 2010

London By Night... The Mayor's Thames Festival 2010


JUST A FEW IMAGES FROM EARLIER ON THIS EVENING DOWN BY THE RIVER THAMES WHERE THE CAPITAL WAS CELEBRATING IT'S ANNUAL THAMES DAY FESTIVAL. I HOPE TO PUT UP LOTS MORE FACES AND IMAGES FROM THE DAY SOON.

5 comments:

  1. You were right, I really do love these, especially with all the light glistening on the Thames, such as in the last picture, which is a spectacular shot, anyway. You took all these this evening? The sunset and cloud shots are great; "red sky at night, sailor's delight"; it's going to be beautiful tomorrow. I also really like that "blue and purple" one, the second one. The water there seems to almost be its own light source.

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  2. Thanks P/B, Yes the water light reflections help it along rather like a neon lit Times Square after the rain.
    There was quite a crowd there all waiting for the right moment to take the big picture. And yet many more were there an hour later when the sky was black, which of course doesen't have the same effect as the backdrop of a twighlight sky.
    Most of that blue light reflection was coming off the big London Eye Wheel.
    My favourite though must be the sheperds delight pictures. This must be what the great English painter Turner must have seen.

    D.

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  3. You mean like this?

    http://www.j-m-w-turner.co.uk/turner-temeraire.

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  4. Oops--missing htm at the end, as in:

    http://www.j-m-w-turner.co.uk/turner-temeraire.htm

    Let me try and see if I can remember the HTML and make it a clickable link (probably not): Click on this

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  5. P/B, Yes that is probably the one I was thinking of.
    They do tell us that in Turner's day we experienced some strange and often spectacular weather patterns. Which of course was to Turner's advantage.

    I'm sure he did some similar one's in Venice.

    D. (Link worked ok).

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