Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

Illumination can be for effect…

White lighting emphasises the design of the building at night.

White lighting emphasises the design of the building at night.

function…

St.Pancras International - functional night time illumination.

St.Pancras International – functional night time illumination.

It can be Muted…

Muted lighting - a walkway inside the Tate Modern.

Muted lighting – a walkway inside the Tate Modern.

It can be to highlight a special building…

St.Pauls Cathedral illuminated at night with the Millenium Bridge.

St.Pauls Cathedral illuminated at night with the Millenium Bridge.

It can Advertise…

The Time Out office on Tottenham Court Road.

The Time Out office on Tottenham Court Road.

Adverts bring colour to the night time streets…

Advert on the Imax Cinema at Waterloo.

Advert on the Imax Cinema at Waterloo.

Images of London Illuminations would be incomplete without Piccadilly Circus…

The adverts at Piccadilly Circus lend an eerie glow to the damp road surface.

The adverts at Piccadilly Circus lend an eerie glow to the damp road surface.

Comments

  1. wonderful take on the theme martin, terrific photos such as the bus and cinema, st pauls, and st pancras, somehow they fill me with delight, thanks for walking about at night and taking all these πŸ™‚

  2. I like you picures! πŸ™‚

  3. brill pictures love the atmosphere they can create..;) thanks ..

  4. storiesbyfrances says:

    Looking at your pictures, I realized how much I miss London!

    • I hope I haven’t made you homesick! Thanks for the like and the comment πŸ™‚

      • storiesbyfrances says:

        Well, just thinking of London makes me homesick πŸ™‚
        But on the contrary, your pictures showed me LondonΒ΄s beauty and reminded me of all the reasons why I love this city so much.

      • Well London does have its less beautiful bits too! Though they can be great for us photographers πŸ˜‰

        I’m sure that you will find much to love about your current hometown πŸ™‚

      • storiesbyfrances says:

        If you see London through the eye of a camera, everything seems beautiful, doesnΒ΄t it?

  5. Nice selection!

  6. Some great illumination photos Martin. I like the way you captured the 2nd one. For some reason that one really stands out as special to me.

  7. Wow… you make these challenges look easy, Martin!
    πŸ™‚

    • I have a large back-catalogue Bob so there’s usually something there to fit most challenges. And I just love going out with the camera at all times of the day / night πŸ™‚

  8. It’s a very illuminating gallery! Well done!

  9. Some of the other photos have some lovely artistic effects, but I love the photo of St. Paul’s Cathedral. It even captures the spotlight coming up from the ground. Perfect for the weekly photo–Illumination!

    • Thank you Debra πŸ™‚ Of course, St.Pauls was sometimes inadvertantly illuminated by searchlights during The Blitz but this time it’s deliberate πŸ˜‰ I used to work in a place called Faraday Building – The square tower on the extreme left of the image is part of that building.

  10. Your creativity is busting out big-time.
    Wonderfully imaginative shots and captions.
    But I would never ever recognize Piccadilly Circus. It looks more like Times Square than like London to me!

    • Thanks Judith – I have no idea which holds precedence… This is how Piccadilly has always looked to me. But it is the only part of London that has all those illuminated ads.

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