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JonSchick
12th May 2012, 01:48 PM
If this happens to appear twice, my apologies - started a thread a while back and it never appeared - which I suspect is my user error!

And another apology to kick off. Sorry Andy - I owe you a pint or three after posting pic number 1 below - taken when it started to dawn on me quite how many people had turned up!

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We were very luck with the weather last night - it must be because half of us turned up with weather resistant gear, so sod's law meant we didn't need to use it! The light was made for the E-1 too.

After a leisurely start from Rouppel St, we headed down to the South Bank. I doubt whether anyone has shot this view before!

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Very little PP on the next image. The metering and dynamic range of the E-1 is still very good compared to modern cameras:

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'scuse me, coming through...

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John made it all the way from Wales (and Cindy too) - and put his tripod and Big Stopper to good use. Graham from Rainham reckons the lens cap was still on though:

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I struggled with getting good pics of Pia without using flash. In the end, high key black and white seems to work best with the shots I took:

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A rare view of St Paul's without a crane ruining the shot:

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Let's hope the food in the Oxo Tower is better than their lifts... some of us finally made it up there in time for sunset though:

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Then it was a dash along the South Bank to meet the sensible people who'd gone on ahead to warm up inside the Tate Modern. Quick shot grabbed of the building work around Blackfriars Bridge:

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And a final few shots around the Tate and Millenium Bridge - I was determined to use the tripod, having carried it around all day!

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Thanks to all for coming along - hopefully we can organise another London meet before too long.

Cheers,

Jon

Zuiko
12th May 2012, 03:47 PM
Great pictures, Jon, particularly those shot at sunset and dusk. By then I was too cold and too lazy! :D

andym
12th May 2012, 05:00 PM
And another apology to kick off. Sorry Andy - I owe you a pint or three after posting pic number 1 below - taken when it started to dawn on me quite how many people had turned up!


Jon

HeHeHe.Next time I'll hold you to that.*yes*yes*yes*yes

IainMacD
12th May 2012, 05:17 PM
Some great shots there Jon - good to see the E-1 performing so well.
I too, like the dusk shots particularly the BT Tower one; it looks like you had a great evening.

Barr1e
12th May 2012, 09:40 PM
Hi Jon -

Again thanks for the tour, we both enjoyed the evening.

The E-1 really shows it metal here.

Very nice series of images - thanks.

Regards. Barr1e

Ian
14th May 2012, 05:26 PM
You did a sterling job as our host and guide, Jon! :)

Ian

jamie allan
14th May 2012, 05:38 PM
Jon,
There are some really good images here but if I had to pick one it's the dome of St. Pauls from the Millenium Bridge. The lighting of the upper structure is great.