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London last week, a few hours walking by the river after a lunchtime meeting. I thought I'd explore the area once known as Shad Thames.

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You've taken a busy, what might be "hard" image - and made it soft and enjoyable
John Prior: Spot on Elizabeth, it is a very busy shot and this treatment helped to put the emphasis on the foreground. Thanks smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Oct 2011, 06:47
More like SHADY Thames, John? Definitely not a shot of London you usually see.
John Prior: Thanks Ginnie, yes indeed, as Peter Ackroyd says in his book 'London - The Biography' that London's past resonates down through the centuries and the essential characteristics of specific areas changes little over time.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Oct 2011, 08:16
Brilliant stuff John: you really have got a new aspect of London here - a long lens?
John Prior: Thanks Chris, no not a long lens, these houseboats are very close to Tower bridge. I liked the contrast between them and the large and expensive motor yacht moored close by with city beyond.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 10 Oct 2011, 10:34
Crikey this looks absolutely crazy John. I am sure that in reality there is perfect order here.
John Prior: The only land access to the boats seemed to be through one of the buildings close by. Almost feels like an 'asian' city, I suppose the 'rights' to do this must be long established.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Oct 2011, 13:21
Excellent John I like this very much
John Prior: Thanks a lot Vintage.
This is a terrific picture John
John Prior: Thanks Bill, this seems to stand out more from the bank, than it does from the river.
Love the way the bridge is overseeing the landscape looking pale and interesting. Lovely capture John
Great treatment John... looks soft and dream like.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 11 Oct 2011, 00:40
i love those old boats !!!!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 11 Oct 2011, 16:34
the bridge looks like something from a fairy tale

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