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FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma February 24, 2015
What a gem!
kenstewart
 
kenstewart February 26, 2015
Great concept, frame and exposure. Very cool. Kudos.
Loreal183
 
Loreal183 February 28, 2015
Wow what a handsome man! ;)

Fantastic composition, what a shot!
maximilianobelli
 
maximilianobelli February 28, 2015
grossssa!!!
maximilianobelli
 
maximilianobelli February 28, 2015
shooting raw? Lens?
Parallel Premium
 
Parallel March 30, 2015
No words!!! Super shot!
janexler_1134
 
janexler_1134 April 21, 2015
Incredible composition and use of light! The colors are superb!
nicscott
 
nicscott May 23, 2015
fantastic shot... superb composition and amazing creativity, well done on being featured...
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet May 23, 2015
excellent image, great colors and movement, congrats
shoohindley
 
shoohindley May 23, 2015
Beautiful shot
Remraf
 
Remraf May 23, 2015
Great shot!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz May 23, 2015
WOW! Love it. Congratulations on your finalist award and feature.:)
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK May 23, 2015
Awesome capture. Congratulations on your Feature!
LynneVMorgan
 
LynneVMorgan May 29, 2015
Brilliant shot. Well done.
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life June 09, 2015
WOOW! I love this !!! :):) i sooooo miss those old Telephone Booths .. i want one !! :):)
ColinG
 
ColinG June 11, 2015
Beauty. Great composition
cjtphotography
 
cjtphotography June 14, 2015
Incredible image
AndyD-Fotographix
 
AndyD-Fotographix August 12, 2015
wonderful frame indeed
photosue50
 
photosue50 September 14, 2015
Very cool!!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair September 15, 2015
Pretty!
honzikmewald
 
honzikmewald September 15, 2015
lovely shot Ben
SteveHphotos
 
SteveHphotos October 23, 2015
Think that this is one of the best light trails photos I have ever seen! Very creative.
Elizabethrae
 
Elizabethrae October 28, 2015
Awesome shot! It would be perfect for the following challenge:

viewbug.com/challenge/different-spin-on-selfies-photo-challenge-by-ontheedge
ncpcov PRO
 
ncpcov March 21, 2016
I absolutely love this...just magnificent
JCHolder Premium
 
JCHolder December 18, 2016
Great work!
Aram
 
Aram July 03, 2018
nice work!
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bobbytaylor71 Jan 28
Beautiful ... A skillfully well crafted image. Congrats on your awards, well done.
Ruslan_Lavrentyev
 
This is a bit falling down.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was captured outside of the famous St Pauls Cathedral in London.
Time
It had got to around 22:30 at night at it was time to make my way back to the tube station so I could then catch the overground back to my car, then drive the 2 hours home, but I had always wanted to see St Pauls up close so my friend and trusted tour guide took a 5 minute break.
Lighting
London's sky rarely goes a deep dark black due to all the light pollution which actually worked quite well on the clouds on this shot, the lighting for the bus trails was very dependant on finding a bus which didn't in fact take a lengthy stop at the bus shelter, but one soon came. As for the lighting on myself it was pretty poor so I simply turned on the torch on my phone and flipped it up to face me.
Equipment
My Canon 5D MKII was mounted on the tripod just above payment level, the remote and timer delay was set of and I then kept as still as I could until I heard the shutter close.
Inspiration
London bus trails have always been a shot which I can not pass up on, but as time goes on its about finding new and creative ways to spice up shots which have been taken countless times, I'd never seen anyone at that point take a selfie like this in front of St Pauls using the trails also.
Editing
This was shot was posted pretty much straight off the camera, there was little to do, just a bit of straightening and noise reduction.
In my camera bag
My ever growing camera bag, which is now actually two bags in fact houses a Canon 5D MKII, a Canon 500D, a 17-40mm Canon L Series lens, a 100-400 Canon L Series lens and a Canon 100mm Macro lens along with my beloved Lee Filter (Big Stopper, Grad and a Landscape Polariser) Theres some wire wool spinning kit, a torch, tripod, remote shutter releases and a crystal ball.
Feedback
These shots are actually a lot easier to take than they look, its about trial and error, practice on something easy like a flyover to get the car trails first then move on to more challenging topics.

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