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A Sunset in London

January 16, 2014

You all know my my unequivocal love for London and when the weather is nice, to me, it’s unbeatable. One of my favourite views is to stand on Waterloo Bridge and gaze at that majestic panorama.

We had the most beautiful cold and sunny day last Saturday. As I was in town and it wasn’t long until sunset I decided to hop over to the South Bank and take some shots while watching the sun go down. There were loads of people going for walks, drinking coffee, laughing and for a moment everyone looked so happy and peaceful. A wonderful moment. Enjoy!

Sunset in London - colourliving

Sunset in London - colourliving

Sunset in London - colourliving

Sunset in London - colourliving

Sunset in London - colourliving

Sunset in London - colourliving

Sunset in London - colourliving

Sunset in London - colourliving

Sunset in London - colourliving

Sunset in London - Colourliving

Sunset in London - Colourliving

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35 Comments

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    TINA! These pictures are stunning. The first shot really is a winner but I also love the pink/purple ombre sky of the later shots. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you Will… really kind of you to say…I think it was a perfect combo of beautiful vista and stunning sunset!

  • Reply Kat January 16, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    So gorgeous! You’re making me want to go out light chasing.

    • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Kat,

      I’m booking Blogtacular this week:-) Go on, the light is gorgeous at the mo!

  • Reply Ruth January 16, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Gorgeous photos! The ones of St Paul’s cathedral with the pinky sky are so wonderful. The South Bank is one of my favourite places in London, the lovely combination of stunning architecture, the river and all of the hustle and bustle of people! Perfect. x

    • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Thank you Ruth:-)

      I know, I feel exactly the same way. It’s a perfect spot for so many reasons and even after 34 years, I will NEVER tire of it!
      Thank you x

  • Reply Carole Poirot January 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    These are so stunning, love how you’ve taken them with a little time between them as well, the colour changes are just beautiful. Only one problem: they tell me that I need to get out more than I currently do 😉 xo

    • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      I couldn’t resist but actually stare and stare. The funny thing was that I couldn’t decide where to photograph. The sky had so many colours in all different directions:-)

      Get out more woman x

  • Reply Jocelyn Casey January 17, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Oh Tina, what you have captured here is simply stunning. I can feel your passion, peace and contentment in these images. I used to walk Waterloo bridge often when I lived in London and I can relate to the unbeatable nature and essence of London. Thank you for sharing your images, you have made me end my evening in harmony. I thank you my sweet friend. Much love, Jocelyn x

    • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you Jocelyn! I LOVE being there… it fills me with calm, serenity and allows me to be in the moment!
      Glad you enjoyed it x

  • Reply Nicola January 17, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Beautiful shots Tina, you even made a Brutalist building look pretty during the golden hour xx

    • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      Hahaha. Those Brutalist building shots were taken with Gerard (Walnutgrey) and Ben and Joe (HopperandSpace) in mind…. they always try and get me to like Concrete:-) but agreed, they looked rather pretty… thanks Nicola x

  • Reply Joe & Ben January 17, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Such a gorgeous post Tina. It captures everything that is beautiful and great about London. The wonderful architecture from historical to modern and everything between…. even brutalist!! All looking stunning in the winter sunset. And of course the Thames running right through. A magical mix! Xx

    • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you boys! I couldn’t have put it better. Thanks for stopping by xx

  • Reply Alison Sye January 17, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    The colours are just wonderful, Tina.

    • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you Alison. I’m really glad I was there that day. When I crossed Waterloo Bridge a couple of days ago, sunset time, the light was nothing like this here.. #luckymoment

  • Reply geraldine@littlebigbell January 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Beautiful shots Tina. My favourites are the purple pink skies. Have a great weekend x

    • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you Geraldine. Yes, I love them too:-) x

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey January 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    My favourite views of London esp. towards St. Paul’s and the City. Waterloo Bridge is magical and you’ve captured the early evening light beautifully 🙂 xx

    • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you Gerard. Am pretty happy with the results. Luckily my hands weren’t shaking so photos came out well xx

  • Reply Gudy Herder January 20, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Totally agree with Will. And I love that you have done a sequence of it! xx

    • Reply tina January 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you Gudy. It was fun and exciting for me. I couldn’t help myself but to see it through to the end… xx

  • Reply Louise - 30s Magazine January 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Wow these photos are so beautiful that they almost look fake. You know I love London, but what I even love more are sunsets. I think they are God’s gift and I always, always stop my car to watch them. I never understand how people can just go on in their rush without even noticing it.
    The way the light touches the buildings, magnificent. My favourite is the one with the river Thames. It looks like a painting. Really…wow!

    • Reply tina January 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Well, thank you!
      I do know your love for London:-)

      I know what you mean but it depends where you are at that moment. I love it best when I am on my Vespa or like here, I actually stop and look properly.
      Thank you Louise! I have had lovely comments…. •blush•

  • Reply Jacintha @urbanpixxels January 22, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Wow, gorgeous photos! It’s my favorite time of day to take photos too, with the warm light. Haven’t taken many of them in London yet though, but you’ve definitely inspired me.

    • Reply tina January 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Hi Jacintha,

      Happy New year. What are you waiting for? I have to admit, the light that day was magnificent. It hasn’t quite been the same since.
      Look forward to some of your sunsets:-)

  • Reply Doris January 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    You already know that I love your photography so I won’t repeat myself, but I really love the one of the bridge that over looks the shore with boats. Such a great angle and well taken. xD

    • Reply tina January 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Oh go on, tell me again, and again, and again…:-))
      Thank you Doris. Always appreciated xx

  • Reply Chi@106 January 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Gorgeous photography as ever, Tina! I love how you captured the changing colours of the sky as the sun went down.

    A wonderful tribute to (and reminder of) the need to stop and take in the beauty all around us.

    Thank you! 😀 xo

    • Reply tina January 31, 2014 at 1:19 am

      Thank you…. it was the most glorious of weather.. and sunset!

      I couldn’t agree more. There’s beauty around us…. everywhere! xx

  • Reply leah of sang the bird January 29, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Such a beautiful moment! Your words made me feel the enegry and joy of the people around you…. and these photos are S T U N N I N G !! You have outdone yourself with this beauty xx

    • Reply tina January 31, 2014 at 1:20 am

      It was magical and I love when London is full of hope and energised people!
      Aww, thank you Leah.. it’s a bit like a great song or dance. When everything, all components come together it makes for a wonderful result.
      I think all components came together that day:-) xx

  • Reply a sunset in la côte d'azur colourliving January 31, 2014 at 12:36 am

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  • Reply Holly February 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Woah! The light in these images is breathtaking! I feel you totally enjoyed that moment 🙂 Xx.

    • Reply tina February 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Holly.. I was a lucky girl indeed! Totally loved the experience xx

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