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South Quay Bridge

By camera phone - Part III

Denosha asked for a colour shot from the Sony Ericsson K800i, so here it is. This scene shows the same bridge featured 2 days ago. It links Canary Wharf to South Quay. It was taken in the evening to capture the delicate blue sky and the warmth of the urban lighting. The shot is reasonably sharp, even though it was taken handheld while braced against a railing.

My work place is 5 minutes away by foot on the opposite side of the bridge, and I live another 5 minutes away on the side from where this shot was taken. Unfortunately, there's little time (or mood) to appreciate the beauty of the city when rushing on the way to work, or when returning home after a long tiring day.

For those who are wondering, this scene is very atypical of London. The Canary Wharf area was built quite recently - from the early 1990s onwards. Most of London consists of 200 year old town houses, which have been very well preserved. Personally, I enjoy living in both areas. In Canary Wharf you get modern facilities. But in the old parts of London, the city has more of a "soul" with all its quaint little shops and social activities.

South Quay Bridge

By camera phone - Part III

Denosha asked for a colour shot from the Sony Ericsson K800i, so here it is. This scene shows the same bridge featured 2 days ago. It links Canary Wharf to South Quay. It was taken in the evening to capture the delicate blue sky and the warmth of the urban lighting. The shot is reasonably sharp, even though it was taken handheld while braced against a railing.

My work place is 5 minutes away by foot on the opposite side of the bridge, and I live another 5 minutes away on the side from where this shot was taken. Unfortunately, there's little time (or mood) to appreciate the beauty of the city when rushing on the way to work, or when returning home after a long tiring day.

For those who are wondering, this scene is very atypical of London. The Canary Wharf area was built quite recently - from the early 1990s onwards. Most of London consists of 200 year old town houses, which have been very well preserved. Personally, I enjoy living in both areas. In Canary Wharf you get modern facilities. But in the old parts of London, the city has more of a "soul" with all its quaint little shops and social activities.

comments (8)

Welcome back duane, loving this shot
i like the geometry of this shot. everywhere i look there are intersecting angles. i absolutely love it. very impressed with the quality of the camera phone.
  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 24 Jul 2006, 09:24
Eh. Not really what i had in mind actually. Hurhur. Although i must say the warm lights do contrast nicely with the cold urban surroundings. More colours i say! :p
  • sk
  • United States
  • 24 Jul 2006, 16:45
WOW was this done with a camera phone? well done dude on a cool shot
very cool !
  • Sinem
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 24 Jul 2006, 23:13
Welcome back bro, I have to drop some of my own camera phone images, This is a darn lovely shot. Very very impressed, shows it's not the camera that maketh a good image. It's how it is used and by who. Darn, the Subster is impressed.

Suby
  • Sinem
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 24 Jul 2006, 23:14
Sorry very very very impressed. tongue
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2006, 16:43
Loving this shot.
How and where does it lock its focus on?
The Maven: Thanks for the comments Deji. The K800i is autofocus and its DOF is quite large. So unless you're photographing something very close to the camera, a bit of mis-focus will not be noticable. In the photo of the South Quay Bridge, the camera was set in landscape mode - so the focus was set at infinity.

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