Westminster Bridge..... by jackie8

Westminster Bridge.....

I went to London this morning for a 2 1/2 hour 'Historic Photo Walk' deal that I purchased from Groupon a while back. Grey old skies, but the sun did come out finally just as we finished. Learnt a few things, and we were shooting in M mode all the time, which I tend to shy away from. The guy running the morning was really helpful though, explaining things very clearly, and I feel more confident to use this mode a bit more often now hopefully!

Thanks for your continuing support and lovely, encouraging comments!!

PP 1/6
Looks like you are getting a grip on exposure bracketing too, Jackie :)
May 31st, 2013  
Fav wonderful shot
May 31st, 2013  
i love this. the processing is fab! and well done for using m. i need go on something like that :-)
May 31st, 2013  
Gorgeous hdr capture!! Fav!!
May 31st, 2013  
Expertly done Jackie, you've captured the colours in the bridge beautifully.
May 31st, 2013  
That sounds like a fabulous walk to do; like your resulting shot and processing
May 31st, 2013  
The lighting is just wonderful, Westminster bridge looks gold. What a wonderful capture Jackie. Fav
May 31st, 2013  
Nice shot and interesting commentary..I've always been too scared to shoot in manual, so well done
May 31st, 2013  
Beautiful HDR (or HDR-alike, at least :)) Very interesting colors and superb composition! Congrats on using M mode, I rarely do that too.
May 31st, 2013  
Love the perspective and composition here, nice take on these two wonderful structures.
May 31st, 2013  
Such a fab structure. Love the repetition of the arches.
May 31st, 2013  
Great perspective. Great shot!!!
May 31st, 2013  
Great pov and processing.
May 31st, 2013  
A brilliant composition, great perspective and the colours are subtle and beautiful. A great shot of Westminster Bridge and a different take on the usual images one sees. Really well done!
May 31st, 2013  
This has a really great mood to it. Wonderful pov and dof. Love those arches. HD processing? Great job.
May 31st, 2013  
Blindly Jackie you've been on form this week! I'm off to see if my extension tubes fit my 50mm....
May 31st, 2013  
Stunning mum! Really striking looks like high definition how d'ya do it? x
May 31st, 2013  
P.s. FAV by the way!
May 31st, 2013  
Love your perspective and the processing. Beautiful picture.
May 31st, 2013  
Excellent capture. Nice angle and great shot.
May 31st, 2013  
@heidihp - thank you so much! Processed in Photomatix..... it really brings out the definition in architecture and any scene that is a bit 'flat!'
May 31st, 2013  
@netkonnexion - thank you, I really appreciate it when you drop by!
May 31st, 2013  
@aprilmilani @carolmw @lucypics - Thank you April, Carol and Lucy for the favs, I really do appreciate it.
May 31st, 2013  
Stunning!! Doing a day with your chap steve, Artescape in Dungeness and Rye, sunday, can't wait xx fav!! x
May 31st, 2013  
@fannyb - Hi Fanny..... how lovely to see you! You will have a fantastic day with Steve, he is a wonderful teacher - enthusiastic and passionate about his subject and there was lots of opportunity to take photos putting it all into practice! And the forecast is ok too.... let us see some photos on here or Facebook please! (Thanks for the fav!)
May 31st, 2013  
Great perspective. You're one up on me as I'm useless with auto! xx
May 31st, 2013  
Looks great Jackie and you've done a great job with the processing. Your walk sounds like fun.
May 31st, 2013  
Wonderful shot. Love the perspective. Fav
May 31st, 2013  
That sounds like a great day! I love the photo - a different POV from the norm.
May 31st, 2013  
Caz
Love the processing, and the pov, fav !
June 1st, 2013  
Sounds like you had a great day.
June 1st, 2013  
Oh wow Jackie this is stunning!!! I love the perspective and processing and this is a huge fav from me! I know what you mean about Manual I feel the same I find I am out of my comfort zone if I don't shoot in AV. I do use it occasionally. I think they do Groupon deals here like that so I must check it out. Btw it is on PP, congrats!
June 1st, 2013  
congrats on pp. ive already faved it :-)
June 1st, 2013  
@jaynspain - thanks for the fav Jayn! I'm very pleased to see it on PP! I took this using a totally different approach to how I would normally.... Good to see its a technique that works!
June 1st, 2013  
@elaine55 - thanks for the fav and praise Elaine! The deal was £29 for 2 1/2 hours and there were only 3 of us so we got lots of help and tips. I'm definitely going to try using M more often and the approach that he taught us.
June 1st, 2013  
Ah what a view :-)
June 1st, 2013  
@jackie8 That's great Jackie only 3 of you and that is a great price for that length of time, I will have a look out for them here and I really should use manual more often.
June 1st, 2013  
Super capture, great focus! Fav
June 1st, 2013  
Amy
Stunning!
June 1st, 2013  
Wow..I can't finds original words..but this is just stunning. It looks like a painting. Fav
June 1st, 2013  
Stunning! Fav!
June 1st, 2013  
@goosemanning @cazann @rhos @jetpics - thank you so much for the favs ladies, am pleased the photo 'spoke' to you!
June 1st, 2013  
@fishy - a little bit of tonemapping in Photomatix Andrew, thanks!
@seanoneill - thank you Sean, I love photography in London!

@claireuk @cazla @lunaksi @dulciknit @humphreyhippo @aglennc @mejbronant - thanks for your kind comments, it was a very enjoyable and enlightening morning!
@tishpics - thanks Pat.... it's good to be with a teacher who knows all the best viewpoints and angles!

@judithg - thanks Judith.... normal service will be resumed soon am sure!
June 1st, 2013  
Stunning hdr
June 1st, 2013  
This is excellent! Fav for me! I love this scene and love the processing.
June 1st, 2013  
Stunning cityscape!Excellent use of m mode,amazing composition!Fav!
June 1st, 2013  
Jackie,I'm so glad I was paired with you for the get-pushed-46 challenge and that way discovering your amazing photography!I absolutely enjoyed browsing through your project and see that you've tried so many genres with stunning results!..Which makes my task to challenge you really hard :) Ok,here it is: 'Tonal contrast". High key,silhouettes ,b&w or color...all work.Just make sure you achieve great contrast between light and dark in your image.Enjoy!
June 1st, 2013  
Fabulous capture. FAV
June 1st, 2013  
Oh Jackie this is Amazing!! am so far behind...but i am so glad i caught this one and just in time to jump on the Fav banwagon!! Just Perfect ! the lighting is exceptional and the clock tower is wonderful!!
June 2nd, 2013  
Fav for me too. Great perspective, great light and I love the processing
June 2nd, 2013  
Fabulous shot Jackie. Love your processing.
June 2nd, 2013  
Ps fav
June 2nd, 2013  
@jesperani @rachelwithey - thanks Jennifer & Rachel for the favs, much appreciated...
@ellimae @chris17 - thank you so much Ellen and Christine for your praise and fav!
@my_photofun @espyetta - thanks Darinka and Marybeth, I've been a bit overwhelmed by the amazing response to this photo!
June 2nd, 2013  
@my_photofun -Hi Darinka, nice to meet you for this week's challenge!I'm really looking forward to working on tonal contrast, great idea! I'll browse through your photos today and come up with a challenge for you soon! Thanks for the follow and following you back!
June 2nd, 2013  
Stunning shot Jackie ..... fav :D
June 2nd, 2013  
Fav stunning shot, love all the details!!
June 3rd, 2013  
@mijade - thank you Aurelie! @willowdragon - thanks Al..... It's always a challenge to capture such famous landmarks in a different way!
June 3rd, 2013  
Fantastic shot! Looks like you are born to be a great photographer :D
June 3rd, 2013  
VERY well done. Love it. Fav!
June 3rd, 2013  
Stunning - well done - fav and congrats on PP!
June 3rd, 2013  
wonderful crop and processing. congrats on pp
June 3rd, 2013  
Amy
oh this is awesome Jackie
June 4th, 2013  
Congrats on top 20, Jackie :-)
June 7th, 2013  
@fishy - THANKS! I didn't know it was there, I'm so thrilled to be amongst so many wonderful photographs.... I can't believe it!!!!
June 7th, 2013  
don't know how did u miss this, but Congrats on TT with this gorgeous shot! fav!
June 7th, 2013  
Congratulations on your TT Jackie, this is an amazing shot
June 7th, 2013  
@lucypics - thank you Lucy! And big congrats to you too with your 'Grazing in the Buttercups' photo...... well deserved.
June 7th, 2013  
@wind_of_the_sothern_sea - thank you Arefin. Congratulations to you on your double TT too, am surprised you don't have a couple more in there!
June 7th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT Jackie, definitely well deserved :)
June 7th, 2013  
Well done on TT Jackie - so nice to be beside a friend :)
June 7th, 2013  
@suesmith - aw thanks Sue! I just loved your 'Cool' photo.....!
June 7th, 2013  
Caz
Congrats on TT Jackie !! :)
June 7th, 2013  
I loved this the moment I saw it. Congrats on the TT!
June 7th, 2013  
@espyetta - thank you so much MaryBeth for your kind comments, I'm really flattered!
June 7th, 2013  
Well done Jackie on TT, I loved this photo the moment I saw it!
June 8th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT Jackie .... well deserved :)
June 8th, 2013  
@elaine55 - thank you Elaine, I've been overwhelmed by the response to this photo, truly.......
June 8th, 2013  
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