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London Christmas Lights ~ 2021 *UPDATE 1*

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London Christmas Lights ~ 2021 *UPDATE 1*

Post by Pen Pusher » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:15 am

The Christmas street lights and markets are back on in London although some lights aren't officially switched on until December. About the only changes from previous years are hanging stars instead of snowballs/display boards in Oxford Street and Carnaby Street has an infestation of 600 shimmering psychedelic butterflies as part of a collaboration with the refugee charity Choose Love.

Oxford Street.
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Regent Street.
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Carnaby Street.
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More to follow.
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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021

Post by anthony martin » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:31 pm

Superb, as usual

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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021

Post by awacsfan » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:16 pm

Very nice and I like them a lot... thanks once again for showing these pictures!

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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021

Post by baz1 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:48 pm

very nice Brian always look forward to your Bimbles

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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021

Post by Twinpin » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:10 pm

Beautiful shots Pen Pusher. Thanks for adding your settings, us lesser mortals can try to apply the technique locally. 👍

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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021

Post by Rob666 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:27 am

Twinpin wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:10 pm
Beautiful shots Pen Pusher. Thanks for adding your settings, us lesser mortals can try to apply the technique locally. 👍
100% agree, and there is the problem if I could buy the same kit could try and get shots as nice and crisp as these but 100% unlikely. Great Shots always love looking at your offerings around London.

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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021

Post by Pen Pusher » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:47 am

Rob666 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:27 am
Twinpin wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:10 pm
Beautiful shots Pen Pusher. Thanks for adding your settings, us lesser mortals can try to apply the technique locally. 👍
100% agree, and there is the problem if I could buy the same kit could try and get shots as nice and crisp as these but 100% unlikely. Great Shots always love looking at your offerings around London.
It's not that difficult, but then again I've had lots pf practice. :D When I started out I used the standard rule of thumb that the shutter speed equals the focal length of the lens. i.e. 24mm lens = 1/24th second. Over the years I gradually dropped the shutter speed and now with 5-axis stabilisation, I can hand hold down to about 1/2 second.

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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021

Post by Rob666 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:10 pm

Pen Pusher wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:47 am
Rob666 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:27 am
Twinpin wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:10 pm
Beautiful shots Pen Pusher. Thanks for adding your settings, us lesser mortals can try to apply the technique locally. 👍
100% agree, and there is the problem if I could buy the same kit could try and get shots as nice and crisp as these but 100% unlikely. Great Shots always love looking at your offerings around London.
It's not that difficult, but then again I've had lots pf practice. :D When I started out I used the standard rule of thumb that the shutter speed equals the focal length of the lens. i.e. 24mm lens = 1/24th second. Over the years I gradually dropped the shutter speed and now with 5-axis stabilisation, I can hand hold down to about 1/2 second.
Now you are showing off. ;) Keep them coming, worth logging on just for these and forget the aircraft.

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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021 *UPDATE 1*

Post by Pen Pusher » Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:23 pm

Kings Cross ~ Coal Drops Yard - Lewis Cubitt Square - West Handyside Canopy

Coal Drops Yard
Wasn’t sure about the 28ft tall Christmas Tree in Coal Drops Yard until I got inside and then the changing psychedelic colours and movement of the strip lights reflecting off the angled mirrors gave the impression of being in the opening titles of Doctor Who.
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The curling lanes are plastic and not ice and the stones have little wheels on the underside.
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Lewis Cubitt Square
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West Handyside Canopy
(The canopy roof was constructed in 1888 to provide a covered area for unloading of fish and other perishable goods. The goods were unloaded from railway carriages for distribution around London)
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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021 *UPDATE 1*

Post by CLPSLFBT » Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:26 am

Morning Brian, absolutely stunning pictures mate. I have enjoyed looking at them all so thanks for showing us. :thumbs:

Regards Glenn

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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021 *UPDATE 1*

Post by Thunderbolt II » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:27 am

Just great technique and composition, lovely.

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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021 *UPDATE 1*

Post by anthony martin » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:29 am

:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: another superb collection

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Re: London Christmas Lights ~ 2021 *UPDATE 1*

Post by Rob666 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:10 am

Great shots as always Brian.

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