Picadilly Circus, London at Night

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© Lee Shelly
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 9, 2008
TakenAugust 5, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1.3 sec at f/22
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
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On a recent trip to London for business, I was busy working by day, but had some time in the evening. My co-worker was familiar with the city and acted as my guide. When we came upon Picadilly Circus, I was struck by the vibrance, the noise, the young people but mostly by the colors. The 2-story high neon signs were casting a glow onto the nearby buildings and the passing double-decker buses. I propped the camera on a signpost and waited for the light to change letting a bus go by. I repeated this a few times before I finally got one I liked.

33 responses

  • Clayborne Kasserman

    Clayborne Kasserman gave props (8 Aug 2008):

    This is FANTASTIC!

  • Abby Inn-Keeper

    Abby Inn-Keeper gave props (8 Aug 2008):

    Wow! Awesome shot!

  • Céline Chhuon

    Céline Chhuon gave props (8 Aug 2008):

    Wicked shot ! got my vote!

  • Wesley

    Wesley gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    Holy Moly! That's wonderful!

  • Glenn Patterson

    Glenn Patterson gave props (12 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful Shot! Wonderful colors! You Got My Vote!

  • Matthew Audet

    Matthew Audet gave props (18 Aug 2008):

    tremendous shot!

  • Lynn

    Lynn (Deleted) said (22 Aug 2008):

    Fantastic shot, Lee~

  • Lee Shelly

    Lee Shelly said (23 Aug 2008):

    Thanks Lynn! Welcome to the JPG community. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful shots here as well.

  • James Bailey

    James Bailey said (25 Aug 2008):

    great shot. did you wait for the double decker or catch it on accident? ether way the end result is amazing! great colors, well done.

  • Lee Shelly

    Lee Shelly said (25 Aug 2008):

    I waited. Didn't have to wait long...the come by every minute or so. I prolly snapped 10 attempts to get it just the way I wanted. Thanks for the comment!

  • Martha J.

    Martha J. gave props (27 Aug 2008):


  • Cody Robertson

    Cody Robertson said (1 Sep 2008):

    This is amazing! The quality is so beyond what I've seen before.

  • John Roshka

    John Roshka said (2 Sep 2008):

    Nice capture, composition and effect.

  • Domenico Scoca

    Domenico Scoca gave props (10 Sep 2008):


  • Aurus Sy

    Aurus Sy gave props (15 Sep 2008):

    This is fantastic, I love the bus.

  • Robert Larson

    Robert Larson (Deleted) gave props (17 Sep 2008):

    rad picture! I'f only I didn't hate london soo much!

  • jhfotos

    jhfotos said (1 Oct 2008):

    Amazing, got my vote!

  • Eloy Cortinez

    Eloy Cortinez gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    great capture, very well seen

  • Romain Chassagne

    Romain Chassagne said (12 Oct 2008):

    great shot, voted

  • istvan hernadi

    istvan hernadi gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    Another published! Congrats!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    wonderfully well captured!

  • Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn)

    Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn) gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Wonderful slow shutter effect.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    Superb shot!

  • Matthew Elm

    Matthew Elm gave props (21 Nov 2008):


  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (28 Nov 2008):

    wonderful shot! really catches the feeling of Picadilly...

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    looks great. no surprise that it was published. congrats!

  • Samuel Cohen

    Samuel Cohen gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    great shot.

  • Navy Nhum

    Navy Nhum said (3 Jul 2009):

    Fantastic composition!

  • James Kelly

    James Kelly gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    how fun. beautiful

  • A. Selman Nur

    A. Selman Nur (Deleted) gave props (3 Oct 2009):

    i saw the picture on the 29. issue and i was very impressed by the colors and image quality of it. It's a wonderful nighttime photo.

  • rory adityawan

    rory adityawan gave props (24 Mar 2010):

    absolutely fantastic...!!!!

  • Brien Keith

    Brien Keith gave props (14 May 2010):

    That is sick, dude!

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (10 Dec 2010):

    I'm late

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