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HMS Belfast by Night
06-AUG-2002

HMS Belfast by Night

FujiFilm FinePix 6900 Zoom
1/4s f/2.8 at 7.8mm iso100 full exif

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Bernard Davis01-Mar-2010 21:43
I agree with Walter, the land lights on the left can go. I left the water reflection in really to give the picture some sense of scale and location on the river. Unlikely to get to London again in the near future so I won't be able to re-shoot this one.
Doug Cruden01-Mar-2010 21:09
I'm torn between keeping the reflections and cropping them out!! Since they're not still (ie. you're not getting a mirror of the ship) they just seem a bit nondescript to me, and don't really add a huge amount, although the light is pleasing enough on the eye. No complaints about the top half, that's beautiful!
Walter O. Koenig01-Mar-2010 21:08
Amazing exposure for this shutter speed and ISO. The lighting is quite dramatic and effective and I like the perspective and exposure too. The only thing I might do is to remove the land lights around the forward turret. Well done!
Guest 01-Mar-2010 17:48
I personally, really like this, I like the intence blacks, and slight reflections in the water. Maybe you could have played with the comp, but that said having no tripod limits you somewhat.
Bernard Davis28-Feb-2010 19:07
This is an old shot that I took some years ago, I was experimenting with shooting in the dark. I seem to remember that I just placed the camera on top of a wall as I had no tripod with me.
Dave Perez23-Aug-2009 17:45
Excellent night photo. A very dramatic looking ship! "V"
Norman Richard18-Aug-2009 00:41
beautifull capture, lovely old ship.
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