Spectra, by Rioji Ikeda, is one of several art installations in London at present to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1. Certainly an imposing sight. You don’t have to go into London to see it as it is visible for many miles around. However, if you do want to see it for yourself, you will have to be quick – tonight’s the last night.
Cool, that´s awesome. 😀
Thanks! It is quite a sight!
You´re welcome. Ha, ha, ha…
They had two light beams like that to commemorate the Twin Towers at some point. It was pretty impressive, too. Though I only saw it in pictures. Yours is pretty cool with that London Eye added to it.
Thanks. Yes, I saw pictures of the installations in NY too. I think these beams have been all over the place. I found some very cool shots from Hobart, Tasmania!
When I started out in the RAF we used them to measure the cloud base – not that long ago I might add 🙂
Great! Somehow I had managed to overlook the fact that you had been in the RAF.
Er, why sorry?
It’s stunning, isn’t it? I went along the other evening when it was pelting down with rain, which added to the aura.
I saw some shots of it in the rain – it looked amazing. Trying to decide whether to go back for that tonight
or head out for meteors.
If I wasn’t moving house tomorrow then I could post some of my shots. The rain produced some great effects. The beam is visible quite clearly from here in Hammersmith if you look in the right direction. Hmmmm, meteors. A bit touch and go with the leaden weather?…
Agreed about the weather. Although forecast predicts some clear skies between 2 and 5.
Awesome photograph of the unique and brilliant piece of work.
Thanks! It is pretty cool. 🙂
Great shots, can I ask what the shutter aperture and iso settings were?
Thanks. 🙂 From memory (not near desktop to look up exif) f/16, ISO 200, 15″.
Didn’t you get sharpness problems with the movements of the bridge you are on? Perfect captured movement.
A very good question. If you know Hungerford Bridge, it’s a rail and pedestrian bridge. I had to wait for gaps between trains. There were some slight vibrations from the pedestrians but not enough to disturb my heavy duty manfrotto tripod.