07/01/2013 – View from the London Eye

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A trip to London this week bought about the opportunity to finally go on the London Eye.  Having walked past this a multitude of times since it’s appearance as a part of the Millennium celebrations (along with the Dome but the less said about that the better!) I have not until this weekend had the chance to actually experience the big wheel.  As luck would have it we managed to get some half price tickets via the highly handy “Days Out Guide” website, along with cheap tickets for Ripleys Believe it or Not (great fun) and last but not least the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum.

The one thing that struck me whilst aboard the eye is how much higher it feels when you are actually on it……  I’m not dead keen on heights so had a touch of vertigo when I glanced down at the expanse below with naught but air between the capsule and a splashy end, but once I got over that – WOW!  The views are stunning and the London Skyline is truely a sight to behold.  We were going at dusk though it seemed more like night given how dark the day had been with the thickly overcast skies.  I took a few snaps and most came out shockingly noisy or just plain terribly – this is the best of a bad bunch.

Though still noisy I like the Thames intersecting the city and the sense of height so I thought that this one could be posted on here and hopefully not look too bad!

Mode: A-Priority

Focal Length: 18mm

Aperture: f/5.3

Shutter Speed: 1/25

ISO: 800

Flash: None

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