I was really scouting the bridge out for angles to take after dark but I forgot my cable release at the room, so I cut my evening short. Still, this is the style of photography I’m drawn to when I’m not shooting sports or portraits. You may see some photos very similar to these tomorrow evening, unless I forget something else.
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Finally made it out to the bridge after dark. I didn’t have my tripod though since I was running around all over the city this day, so my new, expensive camera is balanced on top of my card pouch and my Droid 4 on the edge of the River Thames. I’m willing to risk it to get the shot. For the photo geeks: 30 seconds, f/22, ISO 100. Corrected in Adobe Lightroom, though not much more than contrast is fixed.
Oh, the other day I wrote something about how the rings make the bridge look a little Disney. Well, I take it back. At night, lit up … pretty cool.
We visited the Tower of London today and I thought there would be more of an Olympic presence there. We missed yesterday’s River of Music Festival there, so maybe that had something to do with it.
The other thing we missed was a major snag in the transit system. The evening paper said the Tube line that we usually take was out of service from 6am until 10am. Good thing that we didn’t get moving until 10 this morning. Every train is warning passengers to avoid lines that go to The Games’ various venues around the city unless they are attending the games themselves. Things have still worked out pretty well for us though.
So here’s the only Olympics-related shot I got today. I already showed you a shot of this, but this one is from dry land and not a rocking boat. Plus, the light is better. In fact, comment on this blog your favorite moment from a previous Olympics and I’ll pick my favorite comment and send you a copy of this photo when the games are done.
The latest set of Giant Olympic Rings has been unveiled on London’s Tower Bridge to mark exactly one month to go until the Olympic Games.
The Rings weigh more than three tons and measure over 25 meters wide by 11.5 metres tall.
During the Games, each of London‘s famous bridges will be lit up in the evenings in a dazzling display of color.