Greenwich by andycoleborn

Greenwich

Last week I went to the old naval college in Greenwich and had a walk around taking a few photos. Tonight I didn't quite make it as far as Sarf London, instead I jumped off the DLR at Island Gardens and took some photos from across the Thames. (see http://365project.org/andycoleborn/365/2011-02-11 for last week's pic).

This is the Old Royal Naval College, built in the 17th century and used originally as a hospital, it was then a naval college for over 100 years, before becoming the University of Greenwich in 1999.

The white building dead in the centre is The Queens House designed by Indigo Jones and built in 1614. On the hill behind the Queens House is the Royal Observatory (visable if you enlarge), best known as the location of the prime meridian/GMT. If you enlarge, you an also (just about) see the green laser light that marks the meridian.

This snap was a 2 second exposure taken about 5:15pm.. probably a little early really for a long exposure shot (without any filters) but I thought it was worth experimenting.
Nice one Andy.
February 17th, 2011  
Beautiful shot, love the color you have captured. Something very moody about this.
February 17th, 2011  
Great shot Andy, looks super LARGE!
February 17th, 2011  
lovely shot !
February 17th, 2011  
Deb
This is spectacular. I love the composition and the lights reflecting in the water. Thanks for sharing the history of the structures, too. Fascinating.
February 17th, 2011  
JP
wow! beautiful shot! well done!
February 17th, 2011  
Great lighting Andy. Dusk is a great time to take pictures because the skies still have light and you get a great atmosphere
February 17th, 2011  
Really first class shot. It's a beauty.
February 17th, 2011  
So soft and pretty. Always wanted to visit Greenwich. This pic has made me want to go there even more!!
February 17th, 2011  
The light in this is fabulous, probably better at this time than later in the evening. Really great shot.
February 17th, 2011  
Love those reflections.
February 17th, 2011  
@Swazzette thanks Sue - if you do get to London, make a day of it, there's so much to see and do and then catch the river taxi back to central London... a great day out
February 17th, 2011  
Very pretty reflections.
February 17th, 2011  
Wow, very nice!
February 17th, 2011  
beautiful shot as always Andy
February 18th, 2011  
Love your photos.
February 18th, 2011  
The colors are spectacular as are the reflections in the water.
February 18th, 2011  
come on now where did you place your camera for the 2 second exposure, surely not on a tripod! I actually adore the lighting you got with your exposure
February 18th, 2011  
The long exposure worked out very well if you ask me. The colours came out very interestingly.
February 18th, 2011  
thanks guys..
@andifree haha as if :-)... this was on a wall again
February 18th, 2011  
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