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The Tallest Ferris 'Wheel' in Europe

The Tallest  Ferris 'Wheel' in Europe
Photo Information
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2013-08-10
Categories: Transportation, Architecture, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon coolpix P7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2013/09/20 'Wheel' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-20 3:36
Viewed: 2072
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England. The entire structure is 135 metres tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres.
It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually. When erected in 1999 it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until surpassed first by the 160 m Star of Nanchang in 2006 and then the 165 m Singapore Flyer in 2008.

This is my contribution to the Theme "Wheel"

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Hello Francis Xavier,
That is a Fantastic image, the Tonal Quality is superb, reminds me of a Glass Plate Print.
Great Work.
Best Wishes.

Hi Francis
Outstanding black and white..great view of the Thames River...
Fit the theme perfectly

Good WE

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-09-20 6:00]


quelle vue de cette roue sueprbe iamge et compo fantastique cpatage avec les bâteaux qui passent une merveille fantastique et ce ciel splendide.
Bravo et amitié

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2013-09-20 6:55]

A nice contribution to the theme. Excellent positioning of the Ferris wheel in the frame and the two ferry boats make great secondary elements. Excellent processing too, very dramatic.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2013-09-20 6:59]

Hi Francis,

You made a good choice to make this composition in black and white, high contrast effect with the sky.
Great POV and DOF, the foreground and the background is well balanced in composition.
Splendid movement of the water too, great shot.
Have a good week end.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-09-20 7:53]

Not the best of weather for your vacation Francis Xavier,but most certainly one of the better photographs of this London landmark,wonderful details from forground to background,I like those city spires in the background.An excellent capture. Perfect image for this weeks theme.TFS



Hi Francis
a great wheel on an so-English-weather day. the scene well emphasized on the B&W version. fine view, rich with details and dramatic sky.

bonjour Francis
Great dof with perfect composition
great mood in b&w
bon week end

Hello Francis

Love the POV. By far one of the best images for the theme. The full range of tones in the image make it come to life. nice


Yes, in about 6 months Las Vegas will have the tallest Ferris wheel in the world at 550 feet. Nice capture of the London Eye with good lighting and nice contrast. Well done, tfs.

Ciao Francis, fascinating B&W composition, great view of fantastic wheel, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-09-20 12:08]

Great contribution to the theme, excellent BW photo, nice idea and perfect execution

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  • andrei Gold Star Critiquer [C: 254 W: 1 N: 226] (1664)
  • [2013-09-20 12:26]

B&W treatment works very we'll for this shot. Great sky! If only I can get to London on a day like this...


Hello Francis, your PoV emphasises the size of the London Eye.With the 'spokes' radiating from the centre it looks very much like a giant bicycle wheel.
Love the b/w presentation, and the square format.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-09-20 14:40]

Stunning details on offer, the textures are first class.
I love the proportions of wheel to its surroundings, especially the busy traffic on the river.


Hi Francis,
Fantastic monochrome with an excellent tonal range and great depth. A good entry to the wheels theme.

Hi Francis, this is so full of things to explore and full of detail. The middle of the wheel seems to pop out and really look like the middle of a bicycle wheel. Fiona

Ola Francis
The composition is a charm, so full of good details and beauty. good B(w choice with rich tones. Great
have a good WE
my regards

Hi Francis...nice black and white shot of the London Eye....beautiful tones....


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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2013-09-22 2:51]

Hi Francis,

Well done for a fine composition, and sharp details.
The barge in the foreground adds greatly to the image, well seen.

My kind regards,

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