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More of London from above, at night

In August of last year, I was happy to be able to share some amazing photos of London, as seen from above at night by photographer Jason Hawkes. That entry continues to be one of the most consistently popular ones I've ever put together, so I was happy to hear from Jason again recently, and to find that he wanted to share another 24 photos from 2008 below. Jason shot these images with a camera attached to gyro-stabilized mounts from a Eurocopter AS355, hired out at around £1150 (GBP) per hour, using Nikon gear and either a 14-24mm or a 70-200mm lens. Even with that, the low light and heavy vibrations can make things difficult, Jason says "I often shoot tethered to my MacBook Pro to check the sharpness of the images whilst I shoot." Mr. Hawkes has agreed to jump into the comments and answer some of your questions as well, so feel free to ask. (24 photos total)

The O2, formally Millennium Dome, now an entertainment complex in Greenwich, London. (© Jason Hawkes)
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896 comments so far...
1.

Wow.... Just wow!

Posted by Dan January 28, 09 12:39 PM
2.

Excelentes!

Posted by Javier González January 28, 09 12:39 PM
3.

Increadibly Beautiful!
Thank you!

Posted by Nick Sushkevich January 28, 09 12:40 PM
4.

A-W-E-S-O-M-E ...

Posted by rico neitzel January 28, 09 12:40 PM
5.

#9 is well thought. Great pictures!

Posted by Sébastien Duquette January 28, 09 12:42 PM
6.

Wow. Amazing photos.
London's so beautiful at night.
I'd love to travel there someday.

Posted by Steve January 28, 09 12:42 PM
7.

incredible

Posted by nihasa January 28, 09 12:45 PM
8.

Wow!!!

Posted by bw January 28, 09 12:45 PM
9.

Wow, fantastic shots. Of all the Big Pictures, this is the one I want desktop resolutions for the most!

Posted by zv January 28, 09 12:45 PM
10.

Awesome! I just love number 2 where the street lights looks like the city´s blood. Thank you for this amazing images

Posted by Eriic January 28, 09 12:46 PM
11.

Please travel the world and shoot other cities.

Posted by ElGaucho January 28, 09 12:46 PM
12.

Amazing views.

Posted by Aluisius Sudiarto January 28, 09 12:47 PM
13.

Great pictures of London. How an Sterling be so weak? Makes me want to fly in there and buy a piece of it. Nice!

Posted by Kris Tuttle January 28, 09 12:49 PM
14.

Stunning pics! Thanks Jason!

Posted by lovestotravel January 28, 09 12:49 PM
15.

my question to the author of the photos: is there HDR in use on some of them, e.g. #2 ? what ISO/shutter settings were used to make those photos?
Thanks, and great work BTW

Posted by Zet January 28, 09 12:50 PM
16.

Amazing shot!

Posted by António Chagas January 28, 09 12:50 PM
17.

Big thanks to Jason for sharing these beautiful images!
Tasteful use of RAW HDRI processing.

Posted by Nick Sushkevich January 28, 09 12:51 PM
18.

London, the greatest City of all times!

Thanks once again for the great selection.

Posted by orangeguru January 28, 09 12:53 PM
19.

City look amazing from above.

Posted by Danny January 28, 09 12:56 PM
20.

Absolutely spectacular!

Posted by sherry January 28, 09 12:56 PM
21.

AMAZING photos!! The clarity of the pictures and the lighting is awesome! It's gotta be tough to keep the image focused so well in such low lighting. Thanks for sharing those pix.

Posted by Gary January 28, 09 12:56 PM
22.

Beautiful, nobody has put London in a better light in recent times... amazing.


Posted by Edward January 28, 09 12:57 PM
23.

Always great pictures. Thanks Jason for another fabulous set of pictures of home.

Posted by Adam O January 28, 09 12:58 PM
24.

Awesome work. love seeing big ben in the last photo

Posted by adam jackson January 28, 09 12:58 PM
25.

Incredible.

Posted by robina January 28, 09 01:01 PM
26.

Gorgeous. I love cityscapes, especially ones at night. I would not be sad if you did many more of these for cities all around the world.

Posted by Brad January 28, 09 01:02 PM
27.

Absolutely brilliant. Are they available to purchase in any format, preferably blown up onto canvas? Please email me if possible.

Posted by Sam Atkinson January 28, 09 01:02 PM
28.

Absolutely fabulous photos.

Posted by Shirley Branden January 28, 09 01:06 PM
29.

Excellent work, as always.

I second the question about the shutter speeds and ISO values used (especially on the telephoto shots).

Posted by Adam January 28, 09 01:12 PM
30.

wow

Posted by Anonymous January 28, 09 01:12 PM
31.

Amazing! When do you come to Paris?

Posted by Emmanuel January 28, 09 01:16 PM
32.

I use all sorts of shutter speeds and iso values when shooting at night, the most important aspect is to guard against the extreme vibrations caused by the helicopters. I have used various mounts to counter this, these were all shot with one I had especially made for my workflow.

Glad you are enjoying the images.

Jason Hawkes

Posted by Jason Hawkes January 28, 09 01:30 PM
33.

Very, very beautiful!

Any EXIF data possible?

Posted by Hans January 28, 09 01:33 PM
34.

Makes me want to go back home

Posted by Jason Hanford-Smith January 28, 09 01:38 PM
35.

Magnificent! What a city. Photo #2 is particularly exceptional.

Posted by Nigel Davies January 28, 09 01:55 PM
36.

Absolutely beautiful

Posted by G A Ware January 28, 09 01:56 PM
37.

unbelievable, simply amazing photos..thank you so much for sharing

Posted by DWillens January 28, 09 02:00 PM
38.

Absolutely brilliant, but I would like to have seen The Emirates.

Posted by Ken Elliott January 28, 09 02:02 PM
39.

Are any of these HDR images?

Posted by Jason Dawes January 28, 09 02:05 PM
40.

The photos are better than the last bunch of London photos at night. Keep up the good work!

Posted by ryan January 28, 09 02:12 PM
41.

Me too bruv, fantastic photos

Posted by Anonymous January 28, 09 02:14 PM
42.

Yet another amazing set of photographs.

Posted by Dave Sanchez January 28, 09 02:17 PM
43.

reminds me.....................
..............beautiful from far.......but far from beautiful...................
stay well above London, please dont descend....enjoy in pics, dont go there and get disappointed!!!!
just a place for silly people who think they are the cream just because they imigrated there or bought a mac and livedin london!!!!

Posted by saywell January 28, 09 02:19 PM
44.

The glow of the street lighting is terrifically handled. (This is the equivalent layman's observation to those asking more techie questions about exposure and ISO :) )

Posted by Ian Davies January 28, 09 02:19 PM
45.

This has become my new favourite website.
Great photos :)

Posted by MarcoArash.com January 28, 09 02:24 PM
46.

As a Londoner living abroad, it sure makes me miss it.

Posted by ash mishra January 28, 09 02:28 PM
47.

Amazing London, i just love that city!

Posted by Carlos January 28, 09 02:29 PM
48.

Great Picture, London is a very beautiful place

Posted by Sumner January 28, 09 02:40 PM
49.

These are some great and beautiful shots! Did any of them go through HDR post-processing?

Posted by Timothy January 28, 09 02:44 PM
50.

Jason,
What an amazing job you have done with your camera....The pictures make me feel as if I am able to reach down and touch London from here....I can't say enough about how beautiful your work is...Bravo!!!

Posted by Deborah January 28, 09 02:51 PM
51.

absolutely stunning Jason, great job!

Jason, do you ever think about doing similar aerial shots for other cities?
if you need some suggestions.... maybe new york city? or hong kong?

Thanks friend, keep up the great work

Posted by jimmy n January 28, 09 02:53 PM
52.

Jason, amazing pictures, thanks so much for sharing!!!

Any plans to do the same in other cities?

Posted by Ricardo Villamil January 28, 09 02:53 PM
53.

Amazing Excelent Photos, congratulations!!!
thak you for this!

Posted by Fabiano Bonafé January 28, 09 03:07 PM
54.

Wow. Great pictures, just like the last time.

Any chance to get pictures like these from Paris? :)

Posted by Stephan January 28, 09 03:08 PM
55.

Was that all done in one night? I wish I could explore the city through these photos. What resolution were they shot at? Amazing!

Posted by MJBose January 28, 09 03:29 PM
56.

Amazing photos. My favorite is #2 - the color is just great.

PLEASE please make these available in desktop (and widescreen!) resolutions.

Posted by Matt B January 28, 09 03:32 PM
57.

Wow!!! Great job!

Posted by MK January 28, 09 03:38 PM
58.

Jason-

What kind of outlets(stock, commercial) will these images be going to to justify the initial costs of such shoots? How did you work your way up to being able to do something like this?

Posted by Fred January 28, 09 03:46 PM
59.

Hey Jason,

What is the slowest shutter speed you are able to get from the heli with the stabilizers ????

Posted by troy January 28, 09 03:54 PM
60.

Even i have to admit that film almost certainly would not have been able to produce such stunning images, which hurts me to admit ! Excellent images .....truly amazing.

Posted by Cameramaster January 28, 09 03:56 PM
61.

Amazing!

Thanks a lot!!

Posted by Marcos January 28, 09 04:15 PM
62.

Fantastic photos! I thought Canary Wharf was destroyed by the Daleks & the Cybermen, though...

Posted by Ian H. January 28, 09 04:31 PM
63.

Fotos maravilhosas, Londres como sempre linda. Mas, tem uma cidade próximo de Ouro Preto, Cachoeiro do Brumado que dá de 20 a 0

Posted by Márcio January 28, 09 04:32 PM
64.

This is a great way to express your love for London. You've shown in these pics everything that I haven't been able to put into words. Thank you!

Posted by Maja Djacic January 28, 09 04:43 PM
65.

Very beautiful indeed... although seeing all that energy wasted for completely unnecessary illumination of (sometimes) mediocre or even ugly buildings - and that's just in one city! Simply makes me wonder if we will ever learn to take a little bit more care of the limited ressources we have.

Posted by AndiB. January 28, 09 04:43 PM
66.

hells bells and fantastic,thankyou,how do i get to see the others
heather,portugal

Posted by heather clohessy January 28, 09 04:51 PM
67.

Londres, linda como sempre. Fotos maravilhosas. Mas existe uma cidade próxima a Ouro Preto ( Brasil ) que se chama Cachoeira do Brumado que dá de 20 a 0.

Posted by Márcio January 28, 09 04:56 PM
68.

Inspiring!

Posted by Daniel Glastonbury January 28, 09 04:58 PM
69.

These are just beautiful. Excellent work, Jason! I have never seen the beauty of London as nicely done as this.

Posted by Kevin January 28, 09 04:59 PM
70.

Absolutely incredible. Having worked both in the City of London and also Canary Wharf for many years, I find these images completely enthralling. I'm currently working out of London right now and it makes me realise how much I miss it !

Truly amazing pictures...............

Posted by Jeremy W January 28, 09 05:03 PM
71.

Thanks Jason for showing off my city so beautifully and artistically.
Your work is amazing.

Posted by SteveInLondon January 28, 09 05:06 PM
72.

what more can i say brill

Posted by lynda January 28, 09 05:07 PM
73.

Spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Mick January 28, 09 05:44 PM
74.

Typo on caption 23

Posted by Pete January 28, 09 05:49 PM
75.

Jason, great work again!

Maybe my question is a bit lame and obvious since it's more about the technical side than the artistical side, but I'll ask it anyway, if you don't mind.

What made you switch to Nikon? Aren't the fast Canon primes (24/1.4, 50/1.2 etc) more beneficial for these kind of night images than the slight iso advantage Nikon seems to have these days? Or is it more of a style thing, i.e. wanting to use the extreme perspective of the 14-24, or maybe mix it up more (and make the most of those expensive flying hours ofcourse..)?

Anyway, keep up the good work!

Jan

Posted by Jan January 28, 09 06:03 PM
76.

Your work has inspired me for a several years and I was compelled to take up the challenge of becoming an aerial photographer working in Scotland and I love it. Although at the moment I am content with daytime shoots and leave the night work to you and Jonathan Webb. Thanks for bringing the art of aerial photogrpahy to a wider audience.

Posted by Gary Brindle January 28, 09 06:24 PM
77.

You're amazing Jason. I loved most of those pics!! Keep up doing good work!

Posted by Hassan January 28, 09 06:40 PM
78.

Great collection!
Thanks for having it.

Posted by Ahrsib January 28, 09 06:50 PM
79.

just.....breath......taking!

Posted by Gervase January 28, 09 06:59 PM
80.

stunning. i can see my house in #14!

Posted by paulie January 28, 09 07:15 PM
81.

One word: PERFECT !!

Posted by Peerke59 January 28, 09 07:19 PM
82.

Mr. Hawkes,

Just wondering what draws you to the city, particularly the city at night, and more particularly London at night. Clearly you find much beauty there--what does the city mean to you? What do you find there at night that's absent, disappears or hides during the day?

Thanks you!

Posted by Matt January 28, 09 07:20 PM
83.

Hi Jason, I've seen your pics featured on the BBC website as well - absolutely outstanding pics. I shoot aerials from a 172 in Toronto, but have never really dabbled in low-light or helicopter work. Your work is truly inspiring!

Posted by Ian Duke January 28, 09 07:34 PM
84.

#8 is just lovely. I like seeing these "above" shots because patterns like that go unnoticed from the ground.

London is full of great places to showcase though, so how did the photographer pick amongst them?

Posted by Michelle January 28, 09 07:38 PM
85.

Great photos!

Posted by Austin January 28, 09 07:50 PM
86.

Lovely photos.

Any chance to see some of suburban London?

Posted by Simon A January 28, 09 07:54 PM
87.

Awesome ! Great shots!!!

Posted by vikraman January 28, 09 08:07 PM
88.

Why? Why you just don't have all your pictures on Desktop resolution? T^T WHY?!!!
Awesome pics!! #2 is amazing!!

Posted by Cess007 January 28, 09 08:26 PM
89.

Good God I love this city.

Posted by Aaron January 28, 09 08:39 PM
90.

TALENTED..............NOW THIS PERSON IS TAPPED INTO THE FIELD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRILLIANCE.

Posted by Sophy January 28, 09 08:42 PM
91.

great photos, you must do this for other big cities! i suggest kuala lumpur (cuz i live there...)

Posted by Anonymous January 28, 09 09:17 PM
92.

I sit here in Seattle....dreaming of London.

Bloody magnificent!

B~

Posted by bobbelieu January 28, 09 09:41 PM
93.

Wow, fantastic photos bring back heaps of memories of the years I spent living and working in the City.
Thank you both so much for sharing them.

Posted by Audrey January 28, 09 09:47 PM
94.

Fantastic! Are you putting a book together of these images. Beautiful work.

Posted by Walt January 28, 09 09:48 PM
95.

Lovely pics.

We were in London at the time these pics were taken. I took pictures as well, but obviously they are nothing like these - I had to take mine from the ground :)

Posted by Alli January 28, 09 09:49 PM
96.

#23 looks like a screenshot from a sims game.

Posted by Lenny January 28, 09 09:58 PM
97.

Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world!
#8 is breathtaking.

Best of luck and please post again.

Posted by D January 28, 09 09:58 PM
98.

By looking at these pictures, you ALMOST forget that slavery, colonization and oppression started in this city and spread like a virus to the world.

I said ALMOST forget.

Posted by the truth January 28, 09 10:17 PM
99.

Beautiful....and it made my day to (unexpectedly) see a great shot of the "Bridge"
Come on you Blues!.

Posted by Stibbs January 28, 09 10:28 PM
100.

I am not a fan of photos of city landscapes but how ever I must admit I loved #6, #9, #14, #22

Posted by febin January 28, 09 10:29 PM
101.

Thanks very much. Impressive. Exciting and thanks for sharing them. Margret

Posted by Anonymous January 28, 09 10:49 PM
102.

In these hard times, this gives us a wonderful high. . Thank you

Posted by judith harriman January 28, 09 11:18 PM
103.

Fantastic work, Jason! These images are beautiful, and I'm impressed with how well you handled the low-light shots in a moving helicopter. I'd also be interested in learning about your technique and exposure settings.

Posted by Ariel January 28, 09 11:40 PM
104.

i wish to visit someday!

Posted by jukuluvah January 28, 09 11:41 PM
105.

Would love to see a Flickr (or other) album with large sizes available so I could set these as desktop wallpaper on my computer. Drool!

Posted by David January 28, 09 11:47 PM
106.

You had me with #3 - the rest are icing on the cake. Left in 1965 and still dreaming of London. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

Posted by Rosemary January 28, 09 11:54 PM
107.

Absolutely Breathtaking!

Can't wait to visit London someday :)

Posted by Jenn from B'more (Nidabriz) January 29, 09 12:05 AM
108.

#2 just takes the cake! Great colors and clarity. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Lee urmy January 29, 09 12:06 AM
109.

These pics are amazing! Makes me wonder why I didn't move there when I had the chance. More please!

Posted by Diana Smith January 29, 09 12:07 AM
110.

Fantastic

Posted by fagun January 29, 09 12:16 AM
111.

#2, #5 & #18 are breath taking!

Posted by Ricardo de A. January 29, 09 12:18 AM
112.

I've never seen anything like that. before.. fantabulous!!!

Posted by dinesh soni January 29, 09 01:25 AM
113.

Despite the many tax just that they cluold do ?

Posted by SirLaw January 29, 09 01:42 AM
114.

Wow!!!!! I stayed in London for a year recently (very close to the Gherkin).
These rather fabulous pictures brought back memories. I do miss London a lot and hope I get to be there for a longer while soon.

Cheers

Posted by Rasika January 29, 09 01:54 AM
115.

wow my children and I were amazed by those beautiful footage. please do more from other countries or states. we look forward to see more of your works. thanks!

Posted by Anonymous January 29, 09 02:40 AM
116.

truly stunning pics!!!

Posted by Deepak Danthi January 29, 09 02:49 AM
117.

Awesome pictures, just a pity that it's in London though

Posted by SoulDaddy January 29, 09 03:01 AM
118.

Excellent shots. I really like the photos when they were taken nearer to dusk. Details in the buildings could be seen so the building lights didn't seem too strong.

Posted by Gordon January 29, 09 03:14 AM
119.

wow nice pics,fantastic,grate and ............................. thanks!

Posted by bandara January 29, 09 03:26 AM
120.

spectacular

Posted by Ghassan January 29, 09 03:43 AM
121.

Number 2 looks like a painting, beautiful shots!

Posted by Mircea January 29, 09 03:46 AM
122.

Wow!!!
It's very beautiful!

Posted by Ekatherina January 29, 09 03:49 AM
123.

Fantastic pics. This is a great way to see London, it truly makes me want to head back ASAP.

Last week I was up snowboarding near Mt Ranier in Washington State where we were doing our best to get action shots as we pushed our physical boundaries... and those of our photo equipment. Any tips for us amateurs who do not have high end equipment?

http://www.liveday1.com/photo/mt-rainier-in-the-background


Posted by B McD January 29, 09 04:01 AM
124.

Great. Very nice photos.

Posted by Rictor January 29, 09 04:06 AM
125.

Come back for the 2012 Olympic Games - they'll provide an opportunity for some good shots.

However, we might not actually have the whole place quite ready until mid-2013 at the earliest...

Posted by Stuart Somerville January 29, 09 04:09 AM
126.

Super job Jason:

It's great to be British, when I see London in this very colourful context!!

What about doing a 2010 Calendar using your BEST 12 images.....Bet it would be a winner!! I would market it here in the States for you!! Email me if interested!!

I can imagine what Manhattan / Central Park & the Hudson River would look like!! That would be a GREAT project for you to do!!

Posted by Bruce... Ex-Pat / Tucson, Arizona USA January 29, 09 04:19 AM
127.

The technical challenges to these photos should not be underestimated. Existing light photography usually requires a compromise between the sensitivity to light, and exposure time. The greater the sensitivity, the greater the distortion, noise and general graininess of the image. As these images were take from either a helicopter or ultralight craft, the exposure must have been short. Someone knows what they're doing and has some very nice equipment... Perhaps Jason would be so kind as to give us some tips... In case anyone is ever falling out a plane and has remembered to take their camera with them...

Posted by David Shantz January 29, 09 04:50 AM
128.

In answer to a few of the questions above :

58 All my work is commissioned, I very rarely hire helicopters of my own back to shoot. The images here were shot over probably ten separate flights over one year. I do however sell images from my own library and though Getty / Corbis.
( the two largest image stock agencies )

75. I do have a whole set of other lenses, quite a few primes, but shooting at night I many use a few zooms because of the limited time frame. I love to try and get some colour in the sky and you have such a short amount of time after dusk before
the sky goes completely black that I try to get away from changing lenses too many times.

Thanks again for all your comments.

Jason Hawkes

Posted by Jason Hawkes January 29, 09 04:53 AM
129.

You should publish similar things from Tokyo by night, there is definitely more to see. The sharpness of the pictures is AMAZING!
From a helicopter I cant believe it

Posted by Herm January 29, 09 05:09 AM
130.

Just wow !

Posted by Elisabeth January 29, 09 05:15 AM
131.

Verrrry dangngerous place, terrible.....

Posted by michael January 29, 09 05:46 AM
132.

Wonderful photo's and brings back memories-some good,some bad, some funny when I used to walk the South Bank in the 70s/80s as a policeman on the beat (now a rarity).

Posted by Len Harman January 29, 09 06:16 AM
133.

I 've expanded my English vocabulary with the nice adjectives, which where left by impressed people here. The main thing in photographs is sense of good shot. Even you have the best camera you won't do such good shots without this talent. Jason unites either the talent and the technical photograth skills.
I had a honeymoon in London. Your photos returned me to that enchanting time. Thank you!
The list of adjectives is below:
breathtaking
Fantastic
amazing
beautiful
wonderful
Impressive
Exciting
Lovely
Bloody magnificent
great
TALENTED
Awesome
outstanding
truly inspiring
PERFECT
stunning
Spectacular
artistical
Absolutely incredible
completely enthralling
Excellent
Inspiring
Absolutely brilliant
unbelievable
Magnificent
particularly exceptional
Absolutely fabulous

Posted by Sergey January 29, 09 06:21 AM
134.

Wow............just.................wow!! Fantastic pictures. Well done.

Posted by Aonymous January 29, 09 06:26 AM
135.

perfect. Very nice photos

Posted by Roman Spacek January 29, 09 07:13 AM
136.

Stunning, it takes me home in so many ways!

Posted by Richard January 29, 09 07:32 AM
137.

These photos are real masterpiece!!! I've never seen such beauty before!
I miss London so much!!! I wish I were there now!

Posted by Alexandra January 29, 09 07:35 AM
138.

amazing shots, fantastic viewpoints. From helicopter? Also, many look as if you used the HDR technique...true? Great vivid colours. Cheers from thebassguy, usa.

Posted by michael January 29, 09 08:09 AM
139.

The pictures are much better than London is!!! So beautiful photos!

Posted by Marina January 29, 09 08:12 AM
140.

Great photo's ..... you make it look acceptable.
Looks nothing like that right now while looking out my window. All I can see is the folly that is humankind!
Nice from far but far from nice....

Posted by Andy January 29, 09 08:12 AM
141.

having my mouth wide open. I'm a pilot in tanzania doing myself some aerials, in daylight. I know the challenges. So at night...well done Jason, even with the best conditions and newest gear.

Posted by ben wilhelmi January 29, 09 08:12 AM
142.

The pictures are much better than London is!!! So beautiful photos!

Posted by Marina January 29, 09 08:12 AM
143.

Michael, ( comment 130 )

Everywhere is Dangngerous ..

These photos however show us what the birds are enjoying everyday / night.

Awesome.

Posted by Ian January 29, 09 08:21 AM
144.

Missed my old house by a few blocks! Excellent shots. Makes me nostalgic for the city I called home for a short while. :)

Posted by erasmusa January 29, 09 08:27 AM
145.

@132 - Great work - so now, avoid use of words like 'nice' and substitute a few of these!

E.g. I 've expanded my English vocabulary with the fantastic/amazing/etc adjectives

Posted by nick January 29, 09 08:36 AM
146.

excellent pics - brings it home to me what a wonderful city London is

Posted by Karl January 29, 09 08:40 AM
147.

Soy de Argentina, y asiduamente miro esta sección de su diario porque me encanta, estas imagenes de Londres, son realmente bellísimas.... qué hermosa ciudad!! qué rica arquitectura y qué organizado el entramado urbano!!
Saludos a todos y disculpen que no tengo buena expresión escrita en inglés, por eso escribo en español

Posted by Angélica Pereyra January 29, 09 08:55 AM
148.

I wish to visit London sometimes. It looks stunnin on these pictures

Posted by Baggbole January 29, 09 09:08 AM
149.

abaldet kak ofigenno!!!

Posted by mamba January 29, 09 09:25 AM
150.

Fantastic.
To "the truth" - slavery, colonisation and oppression were taking place long before London rose to become anything significant.
Learn some basic history before spouting off.

Posted by Dave Garside January 29, 09 09:40 AM
151.

WOW makes me wonder why Great Britain didn't ever rule the World!!!

Posted by Hasifleur Wagibigit January 29, 09 09:56 AM
152.

With the current crop of cameras including the Nikon D3 the Canon 5D Mark II and the Canon 1D Mark III it is now possible to do these kinds of shots due to there lower light capabilities. I congratulate you on you taking advantage of this and producing these images.
In July 2007 We did a shoot over Manhattan at dusk with the Canon 1D Mark III of Air to Air shots and I can attest that shooting in these condition is challenging. http://screeningroom.smugmug.com/gallery/3145379_LEz4B/1/172618210_2uGop#173158021_h7ugC
Mark Forman
Mark Forman

Posted by Mark Forman January 29, 09 09:57 AM
153.

Everyone is asking for technical answers ..... are you worried by sharing this others will try doing what your doing by investing tens of thousands in aerial gyro systems and hiring helicopters ??? Your work is amazing but is there a chance you could answer some tech questions that have been asked ?????

Posted by confused January 29, 09 10:03 AM
154.

Nostalgic!

thanks fot that

Posted by JMaior January 29, 09 10:38 AM
155.

Simply amazing, I am homesick now but loved everyone of these.

Posted by guy January 29, 09 11:01 AM
156.

Mag.nifi.cent.

Posted by Kev Myler January 29, 09 11:08 AM
157.

Beautiful shots!

Posted by Timothy January 29, 09 11:14 AM
158.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!

Posted by Sonya January 29, 09 11:24 AM
159.

The quality of light on this collection is spectacular. #2 is really incredible. I want to go to London now, badly. It's beautiful.

Posted by andrew January 29, 09 11:28 AM
160.

London is one of the greatest cities in the world !!!

Posted by KNB January 29, 09 11:35 AM
161.

Simply amazing and stunning pictures, you have captured the true beauty of the city!! They bring back a lot of fantastic memories from times spent here with my partner ... thank you!

Posted by Deborah January 29, 09 11:47 AM
162.

Jason, I have been shooting aerials for over forty years and I must say this is great work! I, too would be interested in how low your your shutter speeds were even with the gyro.


Posted by Frank Giuliani January 29, 09 11:48 AM
163.

Unbelievable! I've seen pictures of London but I never really knew what London looked like until now.

Posted by Eileen January 29, 09 11:51 AM
164.

Did you have to procure permission or pay a fee to the owners of the London Eye? I understand they are real sticklers on commercial use of their property. Perhaps OK to have it among a number of buildings, but not as a featured entity?

Posted by Mako Koiwai January 29, 09 11:54 AM
165.

Wonderfully photographed, having lived out of my native England for 41
years, I know now why I wanted to return, I will forward this on to all my
friends around the world.
I await ,more wonderful photos from you

Sheila Chandler

Posted by S.I. Chandler January 29, 09 12:50 PM
166.

absolutely wonderful, the clarity is out of this world, and so many familiar scenes of my capital city.

Posted by vivienne pinnell U.K. January 29, 09 01:19 PM
167.

Kevin, When Ashley went to Europe see got to go to London, Jealous I was. Sometimes we must see things we dream of, through others eyes. Also, the photots were fantastic, compare to the postcard she gave to me. "Beautiful work and thinking involved. in expressed London.Thanks, for the all those photo shots. Shirley

Posted by Anonymous January 29, 09 01:30 PM
168.

Now thats what I call beautiful photography, it makes one feel proud to be English, well done Jason . Regards John C from Cambridge

Posted by John C January 29, 09 01:36 PM
169.

LONDON...WHAT A PLACE!!! THESE PICTURES BRING BACK TWO GREAT VACATIONS THAT I HAD THERE WITH MY WIFE AND FRIENDS. IT IS A CITY LIKE NO OTHER AND COMING FROM THE USA THAT IS SAYING ALOT!!!! THANKS FOR HAVING THEM OUT THERE OF US TO ENJOY!!

Posted by R.J. GRUDEN January 29, 09 01:45 PM
170.

unbreathing pictures !!!
many thanks ...

Posted by Mariana January 29, 09 01:47 PM
171.

Awesome shots ! being a Chelsea fan I love the shot of Stamford Bridge !! Thanks for sharing such breathtaking pictures...

Posted by Shivaas Gulati January 29, 09 01:50 PM
172.

Some of the comments on these photos disappoint me. So false, such a misrepresentation of a City that defies one description, and of a capital to a country that straddled the globe.

Put down your prejudices and realise the world is, and always was a complex place. Like people this City and its country is much more than one thing. Times change, attitudes change, Empires rise and fall, but London is still magnificent. I have been all over the globe, and I’ve seen the good and bad of many cities. They all have them, just like London. You cannot group such a vast amount of people together in one place and not expect that. This makes the comments even harder to understand. You see to call London just plain ugly, or terribly violent is utterly preposterous. In regards to beauty, I've seen many areas of London that I and many others consider so utterly beautiful they take your breath away. You can glimpse this in the photos. Indeed Bill Bryson says that London is more beautiful to him than Paris, and I do understand why he believes this. Even if many do not consider it nearly as pretty as a whole, I certainly find it more handsome and loaded with aura. There is something about that eclectic British mix, with the added international flavour (Indeed that is what it is to be British nowadays) that produces something so exciting.

We all ultimately have our own tastes, our own favourite places in the world, but you cannot argue with the figures, with the reputation. There really is nowhere like London. For me and many others it is the greatest city in the world. It doesn’t matter if you don’t agree, many others do and that at the very least says a lot.

Posted by Anonymous January 29, 09 02:07 PM
173.

Thank you for allowing people to see and grab the meaning of life in the only one city in the world I sensed FREEDOM. I lived in London 12 years and God knows I much I miss it !!

Posted by Susanna Boni January 29, 09 02:30 PM
174.

I'm from London currently living in Boston. My visa runs out and i'll be soon back there... i really miss it. Great City.

Posted by Jimbo January 29, 09 02:59 PM
175.

Jason:

I too am wondering how to acheive these images...are some of these photos HDR from a single raw?

Posted by Nikhil January 29, 09 03:01 PM
176.

OK, this fantastic pictures is just beacuse we should buy the first possible ticket to London and spend our last money there,,, no problem i´m comming to watch U2 live in Hyde Park 4/7. Wait for me London!

Posted by Mats Olsson, Stockholm January 29, 09 03:18 PM
177.

Congratulations Jason!
London is not as beauty as your pics. It's art, It's you again!

Posted by Dr. Mahmoud Sobhani January 29, 09 03:41 PM
178.

Terrible. Hardly worth sifting through. J/K. Profoundly beautiful.

Posted by Matt Lauer January 29, 09 03:44 PM
179.

Incredible photography, I'm almost speechless!

Posted by Sheryl La Bouchardiere January 29, 09 03:57 PM
180.

give me avalon in sydney any day.

we have great cafes, beaches and women.

you guys can have london!

Posted by Craig January 29, 09 03:58 PM
181.

Great pics.. any shots of Leeds, anyone ?

Posted by robert zivic January 29, 09 04:00 PM
182.

Would this be possible to replicate on HD Video as in a more Cinematographic realm?

Is this just a matter of apeture, lighting, timing, and luck or are there things I could do to aid my macro cinematography to reach this aesthetic?

Thank you for sharing these!

Posted by Jeremy Pierce January 29, 09 04:02 PM
183.

Fantastic! Makes you Proud.

Posted by Osra January 29, 09 04:03 PM
184.

Outstanding shots, even the one of Chelsea training. As a Man Utd fan that's hard to say.

Posted by Adam Howitt January 29, 09 04:10 PM
185.

Stunning photos and a GREAT look at a GREAT city! Congratulations really spectacular! We have Table Mountain here on the southern tip of Africa but we dont have views of a City like London. GREAT STUFF!

Posted by Koobs January 29, 09 04:16 PM
186.

@98 You also forgot that the British Empire was the first in the history of the world to abolish slavery.

The Greeks had slaves, the Romans had slaves, how do you think the Egyptians built the pyramids? We fought the Americans on the seas to free slaves ships, watch Amistad.

Posted by Bob January 29, 09 04:59 PM
187.

i hope that i haven't stirred a hornets nest by my earlier comments.

the pictures of london at night look great. the colours are truly awesome.

have fun in the uk everyone.

Posted by Craig January 29, 09 05:02 PM
188.

Congratulations.......
That's amazing!!!!
Sooooooooo lucky living in this PARADISE.....

Posted by Eleni Samerka January 29, 09 05:03 PM
189.

I think I see my house ; )

What an incredible set of images from a wonderful perspective. They rightly capture the buzzing essence of this fantastic city.

Posted by Tanya January 29, 09 05:03 PM
190.

woow......i feel proud to be part of this city...

Posted by Uma Sapre January 29, 09 05:08 PM
191.

Big Ben... where's Big Ben... we know it is really London if we see Big Ben... (~;

Posted by vvurdsmyth January 29, 09 05:42 PM
192.

Now if it were New York City, Jason would never run out of material... (~;

Posted by vvurdsmyth January 29, 09 05:44 PM
193.

Unbelievable shots considering light conditions and vibration mentionned above as well as the small aperture he must have used to get such a huge DOF. Beautiful!

Posted by Everef January 29, 09 05:48 PM
194.

I love london. it was my home for 8 months and i dream of going back there. Thank you for the photos.

Posted by Helena January 29, 09 05:58 PM
195.

Photos like #2, #4 and #11 reminds me a lot of some movie scenes. In the movies, those scenes are just computer graphics, but these photos captured scenes in the reality!!!

Posted by Izumi Sano January 29, 09 06:06 PM
196.

Were these taken with a Digital Hasselblad because of the fine detail and lack of noise? If not, would you mind telling me which equipment you did use?
Absolutely amazing pics......well done! A breath of fresh air.

Posted by John January 29, 09 06:29 PM
197.

definitely looks better at night!

Posted by Charlie January 29, 09 06:32 PM
198.

Where is London's mascot, Stabby McDrunkenstein? Its a city filled with violence, filth and rampant alcoholism. These pictures actually make it look appealing.

Posted by Jon January 29, 09 06:40 PM
199.

The pics raise nostalgia and fond memories in those who had been to this great city earlier. The beauty of London is captured judiciously.- Great Work!

Posted by Vijay Asthana January 29, 09 07:02 PM
200.

Re: Comment 98 by the truth..... ahhhhh, the good old days. That's what put the GREAT into Great Britain :)

Stunning photos!!!!

Posted by wurzeltree January 29, 09 07:06 PM
201.

Outstanding photography! Thank you.

To #191 that wanted to see Big Ben, look at the very last photo.

Posted by Steve from Albuquerque January 29, 09 07:21 PM
202.

Jason Hawkes, God has given us the gift of Breathtaking Beauty through you. Your talent is a force to be reckoned with! With my hands joined and my head bowed, I say: "Thank you."

Posted by angel January 29, 09 07:31 PM
203.

Great pics! Great city! Excellent catch! Thank you Pablo!

Posted by Van Rapoport January 29, 09 07:46 PM
204.

Nice work, I was just there in October and it was so cool to see those places all lit up from the air.

Posted by Bonnie Steinbach January 29, 09 08:13 PM
205.

Truly breathtaking! They're really great!!

Posted by Laud B January 29, 09 08:16 PM
206.

>>By looking at these pictures, you ALMOST forget that slavery, colonization and oppression started in this city and spread like a virus to the world.
I said ALMOST forget.
Posted by the truth

Posted by the truth hurts January 29, 09 08:20 PM
207.

To "the truth": You are so mistaken in your childish ranting it's hardly worth responding to BUT FOR others who might get the impression there is any validity to it. You are pathetic. The English, with all their human shortcomings,are among the best of humankind. Get a life!

Posted by VermontAl January 29, 09 08:24 PM
208.

We are Yanks and visited your great city recently and it is truly amazing from the ground but I find it utterly impressive beyond belief in these aerial photos.

Posted by Scott Mesnard January 29, 09 08:27 PM
209.

Truly gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. It’s been twenty years since I’ve been able to spend any time in London but it’s still one of my favorite cities.

Posted by S.Wrynn January 29, 09 08:31 PM
210.

The GREATEST city in the World ... stunning pictures.

Posted by MJR January 29, 09 08:35 PM
211.

Amazing.
NO RAIN!!!!!!!!

Posted by Branko January 29, 09 08:44 PM
212.

The London was the City of my birth and my home for several years. These are awsome and artistic shots of a place I love. I would visit more often if I didn't live the other side of the world.

By the way to poster #98 I think that you'll find that "slavery, colonization and oppression" was around a long time before this city.....might I draw your attention to the Egyptians, Greek & Romans perhaps?

Posted by Jonathan Zavou January 29, 09 08:58 PM
213.

Whenever I fly over any city at night - commercial flights only - I feel urged to get my camera and start shooting, even knowing I'll get nothing worth of the pictures. You have captured just the kind of sight we have with the naked eye. Thanks!

Posted by Pedro Mindlin January 29, 09 09:55 PM
214.

Incredible!! #20 really grabbed me, I had to lean in for a closer look at the green circle, the Ferris Wheel! Beautiful captures, as always!!

Posted by Debbie January 29, 09 09:56 PM
215.

Once again, another excellent Boston.com slideshow/gallery. Great presentation with large, clear photos and very interesting subject matter. Jason Hawkes does very fine work in this one.

Posted by burro January 29, 09 10:10 PM
216.

Thank you for for sharing with the world....These are absolutely magnificent pictures !!!!

Dora McClarron

Posted by dora mcclarron January 29, 09 10:13 PM
217.

Thank you and keep up the outstanding photos. Your link is currently be used to display the world at many schools. Most people are visual and your photos really help.

Posted by Dan Hoffman January 29, 09 11:20 PM
218.

how long will this trendy HDR plague last?

incredible artistic compositions, stunning technical achievement, London!

all spoiled by garish colors. the processing technique is even a misnomer: it should be High Saturation Range, not Dynamic Range.

Posted by bob mills January 29, 09 11:56 PM
219.

#151 said, "WOW makes me wonder why Great Britain didn't ever rule the World!!!"

Are you kidding? In the entire history of humanity no nation has ruled more of the world that Britain has.

Posted by Matt January 30, 09 12:05 AM
220.

To #98 and #206, for the roots of London, think Shakespeare, Newton, Bertrand Russell, Richard Dawkins, Steam, the industrial revolution,, the Magna Carta, British law and democracy, before you think slavery and colonialisation. Think sub-saharan Africa having not a single town, written word, road, bridge, arithmetic, fence, agriculture, education, before colonialisation. And do you think the inhabitants lived safely under benevolent dictators ?

Posted by basil van rooyen January 30, 09 12:14 AM
221.

Image 11: the comment is back to front. The Thames rises in the west and flows into the North Sea (alias the German Ocean) in the east. If you are looking west (you are) you are looking towards the source, so you are lookingg UP the river, not down. Also objects on the right of the picture are on the left bank, and objects on the left of the picture are on the right bank. (The river is flowing towards you, so it is facing the opposite way to you, and the banks are ITS banks.)

Posted by Michael Strawson January 30, 09 12:52 AM
222.

Besides a few really well take photos, it looks like a lot of lights on but with no one home....

Posted by Andrew Gadfly January 30, 09 01:10 AM
223.

Excellent!!!

Posted by Boris January 30, 09 01:54 AM
224.

It really looks amazing!!! And you must have sych view photos of Boston city!!)) Can we just take a look? )

Posted by Ildar January 30, 09 02:05 AM
225.


really great pictures, my recognition of the extremely good shots !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by adam golba January 30, 09 02:10 AM
226.

My heart did skip a beat ! ..Its Beautiful !

Posted by Anonymous January 30, 09 02:22 AM
227.

very nice pictures....now I can see London with different eyes!

Posted by ioan savastre January 30, 09 02:47 AM
228.

WOW - they are so amazing - thank you so much for sharing them.

Posted by Jane January 30, 09 03:19 AM
229.

woh,woh
mama ye

Posted by rtr January 30, 09 03:31 AM
230.

Jason, lovely work. From all the positive comments above, those in charge of marketing London abroad should be paying you something.

Apart from the £1150/hr and expensive gear and the skill to use it all, are there any other barriers? Do you require any extra special permissions to fly around the city and take pictures?

Also how do you plan a shoot like this, presumably you are looking for the right weather and light but after that is it a case of going up and seeing what you can find or do you have a pretty good idea of what shots you want before you get in the helicopter.

Posted by Gordon January 30, 09 03:35 AM
231.

What fun to see so many familiar places from a new angle. Excellent work

Posted by Toby in Oslo January 30, 09 04:11 AM
232.

The comments speak for themselves.......but the photos are an excellent document to say Britain is still GREAT

Posted by Bill January 30, 09 04:54 AM
233.

Truly Awesome....................

Posted by Tejas January 30, 09 04:57 AM
234.

super...
thank you

Posted by Svetlana January 30, 09 04:57 AM
235.

Beautiful, superb, magnificent etc... Well done!

Posted by Julia Geeves January 30, 09 05:37 AM
236.

splendid! Thank you so much! Hagge de Vries

Posted by haggedevries January 30, 09 05:40 AM
237.

It was good

Thanks

Posted by Margaret Okello January 30, 09 06:01 AM
238.

wow.. just what a surprise!

Posted by gee January 30, 09 06:20 AM
239.

Hey, these are really great pics - I saw them first at bbc.co.uk, but resized, much smaller...
Thanks for the pleasure, for the n-th time :)

Posted by Galina January 30, 09 06:22 AM
240.

I suddenly feeling very home sick (i live in Paris) fantastic pics....

Posted by paul thomas January 30, 09 06:40 AM
241.

Stunning. Yes, tech details would be much appreciated.

Expensive. But at least you do not get hassled by busybodies and cops when shooting from the air! I find that London is quite bad that way. Typical scene outside the London Eye (see bottom right corner: it took the cops three minutes to reach these kids after they set up a tripod):

http://www.willems.ca/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/eye_1724a.JPG

Posted by Michael Willems January 30, 09 07:26 AM
242.

Are you sure this is London!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Aman January 30, 09 07:27 AM
243.

Wow, these are awesome! so beautiful!!

Posted by lee January 30, 09 07:45 AM
244.

Wow, these are awesome! so beautiful!!

Posted by lee January 30, 09 07:46 AM
245.

Good =_=+

Posted by jinwoo January 30, 09 07:52 AM
246.

The pictures are AMAZING. We visited London 3 years ago, so the pictures brought back wonderful memories. We LOVE London and the U.K.
Does anyone remember what Thumper's father said to Thumper in the movie "BAMBI?" IF YOU CAN"T SAY SOMETHING NICE

Posted by Dena Chemerys January 30, 09 07:54 AM
247.

220 - so are people supposed to say THANKS for colonisation? are you serious? the ends justify the means, no matter how cruel they are... you are sick.

great pictures
i miss london

Posted by juan carlos January 30, 09 07:58 AM
248.

I've recently returned to the States after living in London for three years and your photos brought a tear to my eye. They capture the city beautifully and really are stunning. I've been missing London a lot lately and these photos made it considerably worse!

Posted by Heather January 30, 09 08:02 AM
249.

BLOODY FANTASTIC MATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sharp Clear and Crisp Color.... LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT!!!! Salute.....

Posted by Clement Alamsyah January 30, 09 08:16 AM
250.

Good job Jason!! The pictures are wonderful. Now living in the states, I spent 16 years working in Hoxton, brought back great memories! Thank you

Posted by Darren January 30, 09 09:04 AM
251.

I guess the Brits have all the electricity they need. No need to turn out any lights aye??

Posted by Jim January 30, 09 09:11 AM
252.

one of the most breathtaking moments is to land on Heathrow airport on a clear evening, you should sit on a window seat on the right hand side of the plane and you'll see everything from Canary Wharf, the City, West End, Houses of Parliament, Kensington and Chelsea, and down to the western suburbs

you can have your own picture like this but in motion - this is what this set of pics reminded me and I am thankful for that


Posted by Croatian Londoner January 30, 09 09:26 AM
253.

tolle bilder, grossartige impressionen, vollendete technik. man sieht in die bueros und den bleistift auf dem schreibtisch liegen. die fotos vermitteln durch die technische brillianz das gefuehl, direkt dabei zu sein. ueber den strassen und gebaeuden zu schweben... eine wunderbare idee fuer alle, die in der ferne sind.
sorry because of the german language.... but I am sure you try to understand the german words.

Posted by MILLIE January 30, 09 09:33 AM
254.

Is it really that expensive to charter a Eurocopter in London? That seems about twice as much as it should be. These are really lovely photos, and I appreciate the fact that Jason's vision is great. The late-day dusk light allows for many of these to be "nighttime" photos without obscuring all of the unlighted areas.

Posted by Brian Lawler January 30, 09 09:50 AM
255.

I absolutely enjoyed them. #2 of this set is stunning. I don't know if anyone has read any of Ernie Pyle reporting during the blitz, but this reminds me so much of his reporting on the fires that ran through the streets as he sat on his balcony.

http://journalism.indiana.edu/resources/erniepyle/wartime-columns/a-dreadful-masterpiece

Posted by Grover January 30, 09 10:05 AM
256.

Very Very Very nice pics Jason. From a Londoner who has been away ( I mean out of the country ) for many many years.. Hope you don´t mind If I hang a couple up in my apartment.. For sentimental reasons of course ..

Thanks again...

Posted by Chris E January 30, 09 10:08 AM
257.

To clear up a couple of questions, there are not HDR. All images are shot as RAW files, imported and have minimal work done to.

All my flights are pretty well planned out beforehand, but its certainly the case that I shoot a lot of my best work just flying around looking for a good shot.

For instance image 1 (of the 02 ), my personal favorite here, was shot after completing a commissioned shoot on the south bank of the river. I saw it lit up and thought it would make a fantastic image, we did though have to sit in a hover for 15 minutes waiting for permission to overfly the site, as its on finals for City airport which is just across the river.

Posted by Jason Hawkes January 30, 09 10:11 AM
258.

good pic

Posted by afshin January 30, 09 10:22 AM
259.

great shots!

Posted by Anonymous January 30, 09 10:46 AM
260.

thank you........as a londoner now living in Egypt it means a lot to know that others see the same beauty i see whenever the sun shines or the lights go down on london's streets

Posted by jennie watson January 30, 09 10:55 AM
261.

Thanks god, its possible only from U.K Art, Culture, Design, All the best come from London, Thanks again.

Posted by GOUSAL January 30, 09 10:56 AM
262.

*sigh*

Posted by Carolina January 30, 09 10:57 AM
263.

Preciosas fotos y preciosa ciudad. Saludos desde España.

Posted by Jesús January 30, 09 11:02 AM
264.

Wow!I have never been at London!But it is just WOW!Respect from Kiev! Sorry for my English,cause I learned it by myself ))) Maybe some mistakes are in this commennt!

Posted by Sergey from Kiev,Ukraine January 30, 09 11:03 AM
265.

great pics! but you really should have a picture of upton park

Posted by jack January 30, 09 11:19 AM
266.

I am in love with London all over again!

Posted by Theresa January 30, 09 11:30 AM
267.

Brings back memories from WWII and a few times since...great city!

Posted by Mike G January 30, 09 11:50 AM
268.

Was it very cold that day ? London seems so empty, almost nobody walking in the streets... Pretty sad, indeed.

Posted by alex January 30, 09 12:09 PM
269.

Beautiful! Brought back memories of a wonderful vacation!

Posted by T. Mehis January 30, 09 12:15 PM
270.

AND EVERYTHING THERE BUILT BY PERSONS LIKE YOU AND ME. BEAUTIFUL!
THANKS FOR GIVING US THIS POINT OF VIEW.

Posted by jC January 30, 09 12:24 PM
271.

I was born and raised in London, and a few of the city's landmarks I'm not familiar with ( the London Eye , the O2 , the Gherkin ; all recently built ) are nicely featured here.

Posted by Steve G January 30, 09 12:49 PM
272.

Serious Fc*king genius!

Posted by Milan January 30, 09 02:16 PM
273.

i live in london and love this city. excellent pictures, sometimes i forget how beautiful the city is.....

Posted by mir January 30, 09 02:28 PM
274.

Eerrr, where is London, again?
From Dave Lingard, Grimsby.

Posted by Dave Lingard January 30, 09 02:41 PM
275.

As a proud Londoner, I want to thank you for capturing the beauty, spirit and greatness of our wonderful city!

Posted by Valerie January 30, 09 02:42 PM
276.

wow, great photos!

Posted by www.osta.ownlog.com January 30, 09 02:47 PM
277.

"Look, kids, Big Ben, Parliament."

Posted by John January 30, 09 03:04 PM
278.

Fantastic pictures....I grew up in Boston, lived in NYC for 10 years and now London...

Looking at those pictures makes me realize how lucky I am...

Posted by J. McKernan January 30, 09 03:29 PM
279.

very nice

Posted by haset January 30, 09 03:33 PM
280.

Wurdsmyth, Big Ben is a bell you idiot.... you can't see it it's in the tower.

Posted by Bumble January 30, 09 03:44 PM
281.

Breathtaking!

Posted by Richard Brooks January 30, 09 03:58 PM
282.

a real city! the only ones in the US are Boston, NY, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco ...maybe LA.... if anyone thinks Phoenix, Atlanta, or Denver are real cities and compare needs to have their head examined!!!!

Posted by jeffd January 30, 09 04:10 PM
283.

Really excellent - especially in the City because the streets are so narrow you don't get a feeling for how it fits together.
Congratulations - I agree with the poster who stated that this captures the beauty of coming into Heathrow at night.
But obviously much much better !

Posted by dan January 30, 09 04:25 PM
284.

absolutely amazing! Excellent job Jason! I m thrilled!!

Posted by maria January 30, 09 05:06 PM
285.

Wow! Absolutely beautiful beautiful pics!!!

Posted by Pasha Brisk January 30, 09 05:21 PM
286.

How fabulous. What a wonderful treat to see your pictures

Posted by Sarah-Jane January 30, 09 07:32 PM
287.

>>By looking at these pictures, you ALMOST forget that slavery, colonization and oppression started in this city and spread like a virus to the world.
I said ALMOST forget.
Posted by the truth

Posted by the truth really hurts January 30, 09 07:46 PM
288.

Stunning pictures from an artists point of view.i'd like to know where 206 lives, bet his country has benifitted from ours in some way! such jealousy! he obviously hasn't read anything on how much money this country has given to others, money we no longer can afford! These pictures colour in the fabulous architecture of a vibrant city, but are the millions who live there all in the theatres?!!

Posted by The artist January 30, 09 07:59 PM
289.

Wow...just wow. This brings back so many memories of when I used to live in England. I didn't appreciate the big city so much then, but now, I wish I had taken more time to enjoy it. These pictures are stunning.

Posted by wishfulblogger January 30, 09 07:59 PM
290.

As an American who lived in The Square Mile, the suburbs, and Canary Wharf over a period of three years, this collection brings back some great memories of a beautiful city. I only wish the food was as good as these pics...

Posted by likingLondon January 30, 09 08:06 PM
291.

Awsome.............Amazing.........Some day I shall need to take time to really look at At all these!

Posted by George January 30, 09 08:07 PM
292.

I love the images. Where was the photographer to be able to get the bird's eye perspective??

Posted by Jim January 30, 09 08:18 PM
293.

Enjoyed your beautiful pictures, Jason. My husband and I visited there 3 years ago but could not see all the sights. Your pics show us some of what we missed. The pics with the "eye" helped orient me as we were touring in that part of London.

Posted by Becky Hudson January 30, 09 08:19 PM
294.

Fantastic stuff.
In the post processing did you desaturate the greys and enhance the yellows????

Posted by Trish January 30, 09 08:25 PM
295.

Ain't nuthin' like Crawford, Texas!

Posted by G. Bush January 30, 09 08:38 PM
296.

After living in overwhelming sprall, traffic congestion and smog, hideous strip development as far as the eye can see, a cacophony of bad signage, disharmonious, clichet architecture in the United States, these pictures of London, and the essence of it's urbanism seems like a dream. Why can't we learn from this and other great European cities? Has living in the hideous development in the US destroyed our visual capacity to enjoy and demand better environment?

Posted by Paul Muldawer January 30, 09 09:06 PM
297.

beautiful, bello, hermoso, bonito, i love you london

Posted by roy January 30, 09 09:30 PM
298.

lindos colores pero horrible ciudad....

Posted by cesar January 30, 09 10:17 PM
299.

awesome... there's alot of things that i should learn more..... :)

Posted by yan January 30, 09 10:49 PM
300.

WOW - they are so amazing - thank you so much for sharing them.

Posted by Behzad January 30, 09 11:33 PM
301.

I've always wanted to see London decorated for the holidays...so thanks for
the amazing picture of the Christmas lights on Regents St. AMAZING!
What unusual lighting!

Posted by sue January 31, 09 02:10 AM
302.

Excellent

Posted by rrp January 31, 09 02:38 AM
303.

This photos are awsome! just like you were dreamin'! looking down there and it was so nice with kind of tecnology that human build and this place was taken in London and some other parts of Great Britain. Thanks Bob for shaing this to me.

Posted by Arnie January 31, 09 03:23 AM
304.

WOW,BEAUTIFUL PHOTO OF LONDON I LIKE IT NICE PHOTOGRAPHY THANK'S TO SEND ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAVE A NICE DAY & THANK'S######

Posted by NAVIN.Y.DHIRIYA January 31, 09 05:22 AM
305.

Beautiful pictures.

Do you you use only one gyro og two gyros cross angeled 90 degrees?


Posted by Vagn-Ebbe Kier January 31, 09 05:24 AM
306.

Fantastic Pictures!! It's a side of London That's not usually seen, Well done.

Posted by Andrew Dalby January 31, 09 05:59 AM
307.

Post #287 The Truth Really Hurts....

What an uneducated, narrow-minded post. Practically every large civilisation throughout history has dealt in slavery, colonisation and oppression.
Nevermind what city it is......beautiful, artistic and skillful photographs Jason!

Posted by David January 31, 09 06:11 AM
308.

Re: comment 98, as an Irishman I'd love to agree with you but you can trace full-scale slavery, colonisation and oppression back to before the Roman invasion & colonisation of Britain in AD43. And the Romans had slaves too. Next time you're in London check out the relatively recently discovered Roman amphitheatre under the Guildhall off Cheapside - quite amazing!

Posted by polosiochain January 31, 09 06:27 AM
309.

Proof positive of why I could never move from this great city

Posted by Mel January 31, 09 06:28 AM
310.

wonderful

Posted by k1 January 31, 09 06:32 AM
311.

I live in London. I have seen all these areas but these beautiful images which glimpse in these photos takes your breath away. I find all these images completely enthralling.

Posted by Zafar, London January 31, 09 06:32 AM
312.

Stunning photography, it makes even the boring bits beautiful !
Thank you for your talent to show i have such an amazing capital city.
(Shame about the global warming tho)

Posted by Lynn Nolan January 31, 09 06:48 AM
313.

Beautiful pictures Jason and I love the colours - maybe the poster who made the denigrating comment is one of those who print a few photos nobody likes and charges really high fees for them! Were they taken on a Sunday evening to get the streets relatively empty of people like that? My favourites are #1,4, 5, 6, 11, 19 and 21, but all of them are really beautiful. Do you have other shots of world famous cities at night? I'll definitely be looking for more of your work if this is typical. Great stuff.

Posted by Bob Evans January 31, 09 07:56 AM
314.

Fantastic! I love London!

How can people complain about the food? As a world city London can offer everything from fast food to fancy restaturants.

@ post 290. American food is possibly even worse than British food so why complain??

Posted by nicolas kraemer January 31, 09 08:05 AM
315.

Beautiful, over 3 weeks when the Carnival is starting here in The Netherlands staying my Husband I for 6 days in this most beautiful city in the world.

Posted by Evelien Bijl January 31, 09 08:05 AM
316.

a big WOW here!
I wonder....are you a balloon owner? :-)

Posted by Anonymous January 31, 09 08:16 AM
317.

I really enjoy your web site. These pictures bring back fond memories as my mother is from the UK, and was born and raised in London. Fabulous job to Jason Hawkes

Posted by Barry Prosser January 31, 09 08:23 AM
318.

Amazing, thought Paris or New York is better, I change my mind! Superb pictures !

Posted by A.H.Tulusan,Germany January 31, 09 09:24 AM
319.

Happy and stunning memories of the 6 years I enjoyed London, now in Chattanooga, TN.

Posted by Ruth Sundell Obear January 31, 09 09:59 AM
320.

very good

Posted by paniz January 31, 09 10:26 AM
321.

very nice. if you will take some pictures in paris, new york you will be the best

Posted by alinna frim romania January 31, 09 11:14 AM
322.

Just great..

Posted by melina January 31, 09 11:25 AM
323.

My God... it's amaizin'... hope some day visit that beutiful city... I really don't know how London could be, in Uruguay (3º World), we are too far from that... excellents pictures...

Posted by Carlos January 31, 09 11:42 AM
324.

Tooo NiNaaa,

so lucky that I have seen alot of this. :)

PRE kra sno !!

Posted by rigi January 31, 09 11:55 AM
325.

Those were some very amazing pictures that you took and especially of London. You must have had a magnificent view!!!

Posted by annalee January 31, 09 12:29 PM
326.

Lovely shots. You are very generous to share them. Thanks!

Posted by dsTrekker January 31, 09 01:11 PM
327.

Chelsea = fail. Manchester United = win.

Posted by James January 31, 09 02:01 PM
328.

wow,
iuts great

Posted by huny January 31, 09 02:49 PM
329.

how cityes waste energy!

Posted by michele January 31, 09 03:20 PM
330.

this is very cool! you should do this for new york or beijing!

Posted by deezle January 31, 09 03:48 PM
331.

Phenomenal!

Posted by Mayela January 31, 09 04:03 PM
332.

Beautiful! Thank you so much for taking me back to one of the 2 places I most love to be: LONDON & the Grand Canyon!

Posted by barbara January 31, 09 04:43 PM
333.


My family had the wonderful pleasure of visiting London in the winter of 1972. These fabulous pictures show me how much the city has changed and encourage me to return. Thanks from the U.S.A.

Posted by Joyce Pettit January 31, 09 05:31 PM
334.

Truly Beautiful! I typed in my maiden name and you popped up with these awe inspiring pictures. What a lucky name!

Posted by Michaela Ashby January 31, 09 06:27 PM
335.

Great, greeitngs from Sola, Norway

Posted by Fredrik Druskeland January 31, 09 07:51 PM
336.

Amazing! It makes you feel like you are God overlooking everyone! A bit eerie but nice at the same time!

Posted by Suzanne January 31, 09 09:35 PM
337.

I most definitely want to go back after seeing these shots - London is always high on my bucket list !

Emma - Ontario, Canada.

Posted by emma dundon January 31, 09 10:40 PM
338.

These pictures are amazing. I'm blown away by their beauty...

Posted by sayitisntso January 31, 09 10:45 PM
339.

WOW IT IS VERY NICE

Posted by MAHMOOD February 1, 09 01:14 AM
340.

woh so beautiful place i love London it is realyyyyyy a lovely place

Posted by shafauddin February 1, 09 02:35 AM
341.

Absolutely fantastic pictures, a very good job, congratulations!.

Posted by Roger Larsson February 1, 09 04:15 AM
342.

chelsea ; P

Posted by emil February 1, 09 04:40 AM
343.

In Russia, there is no such landscapes.
There, only the forest, bears and vodka))

Posted by saint_karl February 1, 09 04:54 AM
344.

That is the way I like London the most.

Posted by Marina February 1, 09 05:21 AM
345.

These are great, being born here should know all there is about London.

Never seen this view before.

Posted by Kathy Raishbrook February 1, 09 06:31 AM
346.

it would be great to see a comparison with other world-class cities such as paris, new york, and of course, tokyo.

Posted by jules reid February 1, 09 08:49 AM
347.

298 ¿por qué horrible...? ¿debido a la delincuencia..o?

Posted by Susi February 1, 09 09:02 AM
348.

These pictures are a dream, congratulations Jason.

Posted by Javier February 1, 09 09:57 AM
349.

"By looking at these pictures, you ALMOST forget that slavery, colonization and oppression started in this city and spread like a virus to the world."

dumbest remark ever. evidently history isn't your forte'.
oppression, slavery, and colonization dates as far back as biblical times.
last time I read I read the good book, I recall it mentioning the Tigris and Euphrates, but not the river Thames.


Posted by Hunter February 1, 09 10:25 AM
350.

I have been to London several times and would love to go back , these photos have enticed me all over again...

Posted by John Ortiz February 1, 09 12:30 PM
351.

I wish I could live there!!!!

Posted by Myriamlexa February 1, 09 12:51 PM
352.

Thank you, Jason, for the pleasure I have just enjoyed and for pleasures to come as I try to pick out those buildings I was involved in during 40 odd years spent working with cranes etc. I have an image that I can't share. On my 8th birthday, September 7th 1940, my Grandfather hoisted me on his shoulders and we looked from Kew across London towards the East End where the night sky was a mass of flame. What did the Lutwaffe achieve Jason? Nothing. Your pictures show no trace. There's a lesson there somewhere.

Posted by Don Baldry. Londoner February 1, 09 01:15 PM
353.

Hmm ... I suppose this calls for a sequel to my Westminster Bridge sonnet! Offers, anyone?
W.Wordsworth

Posted by Christopher James Nash February 1, 09 02:30 PM
354.

although not HDR, you must admit that you have used active D lightin within the images, and then edited them to inhance the fill inlight.

I am interested to know what ISO they are shot at

Posted by Nick Adams February 1, 09 03:43 PM
355.

Great graphisms, wonderful colors. Thank you!

Posted by Cynthia February 1, 09 03:55 PM
356.

Stunning pics. What size`enlargement possible? WHich camera at what ISO sped used?
landscapesofindia.com

Posted by Thakur Dalip Singh February 1, 09 04:00 PM
357.

You have just made me incredibly homesick.......waaaah! I still love London, and it will always be Home, I just can't afford to live there anymore! Sad isn't it?

Posted by Lynda February 1, 09 05:43 PM
358.

Incredible shots, London is beautiful, and I hope I get to see it in person soon.
But I do have a question; How the hell do Londoners manage to navigate that mess? The streets look like someone took a bunch of squid, threw em against a wall, and called it traffic planning...

Posted by Brian February 1, 09 06:13 PM
359.

As a born and bred proud Londoner you have just confirmed that I live in the best city in the world........Thank you for sharing your work with us! Tonight it is covered in snow how about some snow shots?!

Posted by Tina February 1, 09 07:16 PM
360.

287 Did you ALMOST forget that this wonderful country stood ALONE against the tyranny of Nazi Germany and saved the free world? We Londoners dont hate. Just enjoy the wonderful beauty of these images and chill a little!!!

Posted by Tina February 1, 09 07:29 PM
361.

Truly stunning photographs of the most stunning city in the world. Thank you. And anyone who is stupid enough to believe that slavery started in this city does not deserve to live in our country.

Posted by Annie February 1, 09 09:19 PM
362.

Glorious, clever, astounding photography of a wonderful, historic city. Congratulations to Jason Hawkes. I'd love to see more of the ancient sites too next time, like the Tower of London. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Posted by Dianne, Brisbane February 1, 09 10:14 PM
363.

Looks like the City of London could reduce its carbon footprint by turning off just a few million lights ...

Posted by Johan Henckens February 2, 09 12:17 AM
364.

Nevermind how many times I visited London, I had never saw it at night and from these special angels. Thanks a lot for for publishing this new look of this beautifull ancient city.

Posted by Yael Pasternak February 2, 09 02:36 AM
365.

Nur schade das die Sonne nie scheint !

Posted by Jens Köhler February 2, 09 03:27 AM
366.

Pizdato :)

Posted by Den February 2, 09 04:49 AM
367.

amazing pictures.just wonderful. wish I could visit this city once in my life time.'congratulations to Jason Hawkes for such brilliant photography.

Posted by asha bhave February 2, 09 05:04 AM
368.

Where can we buy them?

Posted by Alanna February 2, 09 05:17 AM
369.

Fantastic images. Very inspiring. I came here after a member of Pro-Imaging told me about them.

Posted by Richard Kenward February 2, 09 05:20 AM
370.

Excellent ! I wish I could live there!!!!

Posted by Davood Ghasemi February 2, 09 05:52 AM
371.

I wonder how long it will take to remove all those monstrosities and make the land actually inhabitual once again.

"London is on the move again."

Indeed.

Posted by Jacob February 2, 09 06:16 AM
372.

I am a SOUTH AFRICAN and live in Pretoria .
i have never really had an interst in Londen , more in the Alps or Fiji!!
but these pics makes a person think TWICE about fascinating London really is and BEAUTIFULLL to say the least!!
you guys are incredebly lucky to live in such clean enviroment , more than i can say about us!!!

Posted by Lizz February 2, 09 07:23 AM
373.

Fantastic photos. London is beatifull city. I ll hope stay there in a short time.
Congratulations Jason.

Posted by Nora- Argentina February 2, 09 07:30 AM
374.

QUITE BREATHE TAKING!

Posted by MAKOLO, Lagos February 2, 09 09:05 AM
375.

Amazing pictures! So many people, crowed in like rats...and they don't even realise it !

Posted by Brian February 2, 09 09:25 AM
376.

maguinificas fotos
é realmente uma cidade unica e com uma beleza que tambem mostra como ela é importante para a historia da humanidade.

Posted by Anonymous February 2, 09 10:01 AM
377.

maguinificas fotos
é realmente uma cidade unica e com uma beleza que tambem mostra como ela é importante para a historia da humanidade.

Posted by Anonymous February 2, 09 10:06 AM
378.

Excelent Photos. For those of us that enjoy night photography, you've raised the bar to us !! Thanks for that.
Jorge,
Santiago, Chile

Posted by Jorge February 2, 09 11:32 AM
379.

It's very beautifull city.There are a lot of greatest monuments & unusual buildings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like London the most. :)

Posted by Artsiom from Belarus,Minsk February 2, 09 03:12 PM
380.

Excellent It is a wonderful way to see the beauty of this city. Awsome picks.

Posted by Maleja February 2, 09 04:15 PM
381.

I think we should declare London and Houston sister cities . LOL!!!

Posted by Fred February 2, 09 04:17 PM
382.

Yes, London was involved in the slave trade. But in my lifetime I don't recall black men being dragged behind rednecks' pickup trucks and burning crosses in the Royal Parks.

This was also the city destroyed by Germany while Americans stood around trying to decide whether they wanted to rid the world of the great evil of Nazism. It took the Japanese to make them make a decision.

Posted by Jay February 2, 09 05:20 PM
383.

I 'm an Armenian I studied in London in 1952 -54. I realy like London then. it was British, British!
To me, the beauty of the country should be looked at from inside out, and not only at illuminated England with glorious colors!!!
I admire Jason Hawkes work immensely for making England so unrealisticly and amezingly beautilful!


Posted by Bella H. February 2, 09 06:03 PM
384.

These pictures are absolutely awesome. Can Jason share the apertures, shutter speeds, ISO and film used or if digital (what White Balance did he set for his camera) for these fantastic pictures?

Posted by Tony February 2, 09 06:48 PM
385.

Thank you for these wonderful Pictures - I love London and even though I have not lived there in 40-years I still consider it Home - thank you for sharing these Gorgeous slides

Posted by Louise February 2, 09 06:54 PM
386.

Amazing shots of an amazing city, sometimes looking up isnt the only way to appreciate architecture eh?
Never lived in it, only near, and only disappointment is that you have to be wealthy enough to enjoy good food, good theatre and plan too far ahead to stand a cats chance in hell of sharing it, and leave on too early trains to get home!

Sundays are the best.

Posted by Deb February 2, 09 10:16 PM
387.

Superb views t brighten up a gridlocked UK.
Bip

Posted by Bip Mistry February 3, 09 03:38 AM
388.

Thank you for these amazingly clear, gorgeous photos, and for so generously sharing your work with us.

Posted by Linda February 3, 09 04:08 AM
389.

London is a wonderful city and these superb photographs display its beauty and diversity. Our family has many happy memories of this captivating city and these photographs re-ignite the memory and enhance the desire to return.

Posted by Dianne February 3, 09 04:11 AM
390.

great pictures but he should have included some snaps of the new wembley with its 133 metre arch that lights up at night...its drawfs the london eye

Posted by Duncan February 3, 09 04:28 AM
391.

I live in India but come often to London since 1978. I love this city. It is my second home. Looking at these beautiful photos taken by Jason rekindles the excitement and vibrancy of this great metropolis. Home to millions. City where millions come as tourists. Millions come to studty. Millions come to click business deals..These photos are so clear and real that we can trail this city

Posted by Firoz Poonawalla February 3, 09 04:47 AM
392.

bravo achieved some poorer immitations on a flight into city airport from Switzerland, put the planes windows do rather get in the way..


Its such a shame that the beauty int reflected in all our inhabitants, shame you cant get us snow bound in our bi decadely winter falls...

Posted by Sean February 3, 09 05:40 AM
393.

What a horrible city!

HAHA, just kidding! Crazy pictures!

Posted by Bob February 3, 09 06:33 AM
394.

I've noticed several critical comments about lights and carbon footprint. Folks, you should bone up on power generation, base loads and stuff. London's night lighting is powered by electricity that is there. It doesn't creat a demand.
Don

Posted by Don Baldry February 3, 09 06:36 AM
395.

Enjoy the aesthetics and leave out the politics. Jason has done a great job capturing the beauty of London.

Posted by Andrew February 3, 09 06:37 AM
396.

Love living here!!! City that you cannot forget is - London!

Posted by Arvid Neiland February 3, 09 07:17 AM
397.

wow that pictures were amazing they will look great on my Decktop :) they are very beautiful

Posted by iveto February 3, 09 07:18 AM
398.

to 360...I would suggest you to learn some history before writting your comment...England was just the part and by far not biggest in human lives losses in WW2 (Russia lost 27 millions, compare to UK`s 1,5mln)...
London is beautiful and I love this city...and I also live here..

Posted by Arvid February 3, 09 07:28 AM
399.

I have lived in London and still travel into this great city on fairly regular occasions. Having flown over the metropolis on numerous flights, in and out of Heathrow and London City airports, I have looked down on most of the areas in these images but I have never seen them quite like this! Beautiful!

Posted by Coltscroft February 3, 09 07:44 AM
400.

Too bad to see that visitors of this page do not realize how catastrophic these pictures are from an ecology perspective. I feel very concerned by the fact that we continue to enjoy such pictures while we should be desperate by the way we treat the planet and its resources today. Think global please, not individual !

Posted by Xav February 3, 09 10:42 AM
401.

fantastic i love them all wonderful photographs

Posted by Rita Shepherd February 3, 09 11:06 AM
402.

I have visited London a few times and loved every minute The stunning night time pictures were just wonderful .I must go back soon.

Posted by Netta February 3, 09 11:11 AM
403.

Stunning Pictures. I couldn't imagine living there. I 'm used to living in wide open spaces. Mountains, prairies and blue skies. Alberta Canada. Beautiful pictures none the less.

Posted by Maxine February 3, 09 11:48 AM
404.

They are breathtaking----I enjoyed the GREAT CITY for about three years. Lived at Elvanston Place.

Cleveland Brown N.C.

Posted by Cleveland Brown February 3, 09 01:04 PM
405.

Being stationed there in the late 1950's as a U.S. Marine working across the street fromthe U.S. Embassy, the cityof London only becomes more beautiful and yet mysterious. I loved this city and always will but I see after 50 years it has just become better and better each passing year.

Posted by Lawrence L. Taggart, USMC Retired February 3, 09 01:51 PM
406.

Shows how lovely a cosmopolitan city can be... Lovely lovely lovely.

Hollywood should film more movies there...

Posted by TareX February 3, 09 01:59 PM
407.

most are hdr photos. nicely done.

Posted by ct01 February 3, 09 04:40 PM
408.

Your generosity in sharing these with the world is to be commended. Thank you

Posted by Eleanor Kessler February 3, 09 06:01 PM
409.

Awesome photos Jason..... best I've seen of London

Posted by Rosmin February 3, 09 06:43 PM
410.

Great shots!

Posted by Anonymous February 3, 09 07:41 PM
411.

As nearly everyone who posted before me said, amazing pictures of an amazing city! There should be more blogs like this one on the net, they make you stop and think for a while. Keep it up.

Posted by Lilly February 3, 09 08:04 PM
412.

What a pity some of us could not see this nightscape the way Jason did! Thank you for the clarity and perspective that puts a different concept on the city of London, despite all of its history and defects. Pettiness aside, the birds get this view free! Thanks, Jason Hawkes - guess your parents must be proud of your achievement.

Posted by John Johnson February 3, 09 09:07 PM
413.

Was study at London 2 years ago. been through all these places when I was there, but never got a chance like you to view these places from above.
Look great!! Love it!

Posted by June from Malaysia February 3, 09 09:47 PM
414.

this made my day! what a fantastic city, and even more fabulous photos. amazing. love it.

Posted by ami0809 February 3, 09 10:13 PM
415.

THAT IS GREAT!!!!!FABULOUS LONON, FABULOUS PICTURES, THANK U TAKING ME BACK THERE, LOVELY!

Posted by SIMON February 4, 09 12:42 AM
416.

I live in London and love it , but have never seen it from above. It's amazing! Thank you.

Posted by Deanna Zhelyazkova February 4, 09 01:29 AM
417.

What a fantastic way to view human achievement - and insight into human values... Bravo to all who help save the world's forests and breathing spaces and who can still appreciate sunsets ! A great thanks to Jason Hawkes !!!

Posted by Veronika February 4, 09 01:44 AM
418.

wonderland!

Posted by jand8 February 4, 09 02:02 AM
419.

simply amazuing and wonderfull photos, no onder i cant survive without going back to london once or twice y year there is no place like it ,,

gladys herrmann now in munich ,,,,,,
thank you once again for sharing them with us

Posted by gladys herrmann February 4, 09 02:43 AM
420.

Very nice images Jason, if is possible to know: Hoy you can to avoid the difraction on the lights.
Congratulations from Barcelona/Spain

Posted by alfredo ferrer February 4, 09 03:59 AM
421.

My daughter lives in London, I love this city and your photos are wonderful!

Posted by Luigi an italian dad February 4, 09 05:57 AM
422.

Esto no es más que un alarde de pelas. 2 o 3 giro-estabilizadores, lentes de 2.8, un helicóptero.....

Posted by Makabeo February 4, 09 09:36 AM
423.

The photos are beautiful...! They just got snow, too!

Posted by Jay February 4, 09 09:38 AM
424.

Hi Jason,

You mentioned the most important issue is to guard against vibrations and you have one mount that you like best, would you share which mount that is. Thanks and congratulations on wonderful work.

JA

Posted by JA February 4, 09 09:59 AM
425.

This was nice because we could pick out places we actually visited while there, however they look vastly different from overhead, and during the night.
I would have liked to see the same shots with the contrast of a day and night view of each. I understand that some would not be be as dramatic due to the lighting.

Posted by ORF February 4, 09 11:30 AM
426.

Think I must go there anytime in my life. London is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and this pics confirm it. Thanks to all Londeners and hail England, mother of a variety of rock bands in all history of music.

Cheers from Colombia

Posted by Carlos February 4, 09 11:47 AM
427.

Great pictures, good to see my football club, shame about Arsenal and Spurs

Posted by Steve February 4, 09 12:59 PM
428.

wow

Posted by Anonymous February 4, 09 01:52 PM
429.

What fantastic pictures of a fantastic city, I live in Enfield which is just north of this fabulous place. these pictures confirm why I could never live any where else in the world.

Posted by ADRIAN February 4, 09 01:58 PM
430.

Wonderful photos. Modern pro level digital SLR cameras with low light shooting capabilities with low-noise high ISO settings, coupled with modern image stabilized lenses really make for amazing photographic opportunities.

Posted by Serendigity February 4, 09 03:42 PM
431.

fantastic pictures and what a beautiful city. What makes street pattern in the City so unusal and shown wonderfully here, is that many of those winding streets followed paths animals took to reach the rivers, 3000 years ago.

Posted by piano February 4, 09 03:59 PM
432.


Too true, 431. Someone earlier commented why on earth aren't London streets "planned"; common sense tells one that they evolved upon winding country lanes and a few staight Roman roads - so thanks to Jason we can now see all this in the full glory of his photography. Here's hoping lots of Esperantists are looking at these photos - saluton al vi, de mi al vi! Jane, Cumbria, UK

Posted by Jane Rayner February 4, 09 04:39 PM
433.

I'm very lucky to have lived in London all my life. I've visited many others and none compare to it's beauty, history and culture. We are not crowded in like rats, as was mentioned by someone who has obviously never visited, but have plenty of room to breathe and enjoy this wonderful city.
Thank you Jason x

Posted by Lesley February 4, 09 05:11 PM
434.

London - A very beautiful place to live- thoughi have not been to London the pictures make me feel as if i am there .Good Work Jason

Posted by Cyrus Mehta February 4, 09 05:58 PM
435.

In the words of Louis Armstrong "its a wonderful world"
beautiful pictures extremely well taken, the camera must be something else.
congrats.

Posted by Mary&John February 4, 09 08:50 PM
436.

really beautiful photos.
it is also a wake up call about why we are seeing global warming.

Posted by Anonymous February 4, 09 09:13 PM
437.

Love this series.

Posted by Daniel February 4, 09 09:16 PM
438.

wooow!!! really!!! this is... woow!! i like it so much!! :D thanks for that!!

Posted by erika February 4, 09 09:56 PM
439.

These pictures are truly beautiful. London is such a wonderful city, rich in history, rich in culture and I am so looking forward to visiting there again in the next month. I am looking forward to seeing some of the sights displayed in these pictures, although I realize they will not be from the same angle nor with the same dramatic effect.
London, you rock.
Jason - WELL DONE!

Posted by Mary February 4, 09 09:59 PM
440.

London never looked so wonderful. But I have not been there for for than 40 years. Have to go back and check it out

Posted by Bob O'Kon February 4, 09 10:54 PM
441.

Awesome Beauty of the Concrete World

Posted by Samir Shah February 5, 09 01:44 AM
442.

GREAT

Posted by Anonymous February 5, 09 03:22 AM
443.

As a taxi driver at night in london one really cannot see or realise how beatiful our city is from above day or night .Fantastic photographs a pleasure not to see the road works and traffic congestion ,I think I'll retrain to be a helicopter pilot !!!!!!!

Posted by Frank Eisen February 5, 09 06:32 AM
444.

London I miss you...

Posted by A-Sophie February 5, 09 07:28 AM
445.

I live and work there. I have no choice at the moment. It is a miserable and murky city - the most depressing place where I have ever lived and hope to leave soon.

And yet, you have made it look gorgeous. That takes some true skill. Bravo Jason!

Posted by Eizelle February 5, 09 08:33 AM
446.

Amazing pictures, puts a different perspective on London.

Posted by Ruby February 5, 09 08:47 AM
447.

The most beautiful pictures of London I've ever seen.

Isn't it true... 'If a man is tired of London, he is tired of life' ?

Posted by Sonia Collaço February 5, 09 10:33 AM
448.

Perhaps he was referring to modern world slavery.

Posted by Mihai February 5, 09 12:12 PM
449.

Pese a mi resistencia el amor de mi vida me hizo conocer London.
Que razon tenia !!!! Es una increible ciudad ! La diversidad de lugares, gente e imagenes, hicieron de ella una de mis ciudades preferidas.
La fuerza que puso mi reina en que conozca Londres, hizo que me enamores mucho mas de ella !!
Gracias Alejandra !!!!!
Te amo mas que nunca !!!!!!

Posted by Alfredo February 5, 09 01:05 PM
450.

REALMENTE MARAVILLOSAS LAS FOTOS,LAS TOMAS SON IMPRESIONANTES.HACE MUCHO ESTUVE EN LONDRES,ES UNA HERMOSA CIUDAD,PERO JAMÁS LA HUBIERA VISTO ASÍ. ¡FELICITACIONES DESDE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA!!!!

Posted by NORMA February 5, 09 01:27 PM
451.

These images remind me of home so much. London is such a beautiful city, and your talents capture the best of the city. I hope you don't mind but I have saved a copy of each for my personal collection.

Keep up the good work.

Posted by Christopher Bolton February 5, 09 02:15 PM
452.

ESPECTACULAR,HACE 6 ANOS VIVO EN UK,Y NUNCA PUDE VER LONDRES ASI,BUENISSIMAS,ALCIRA DESDE MILTON KEYNES,NACIDA EN BUENOS AIRES.

Posted by Acira February 5, 09 02:59 PM
453.

No other place like it! Beautiful. Especially when the lights are on!

Posted by Jacqui February 5, 09 04:46 PM
454.

As a Londoner I love these pictures. As to how we navigate the street layout (Brian, #358), many of us either use the Underground (subway), memorise the routes of our daily commute or get a streetmap. The only real difficulties arise when driving, because many streets are one way only...

Posted by Nick February 5, 09 05:00 PM
455.

hm, had to take a deep breath after looking at those unusually beautiful pics -
how about some pics of Cape Town at night - eh?
PS. I wonder how many light bulbs there are in London...

Posted by homesick Saffer February 5, 09 06:21 PM
456.

THE GREATEST CAPITAL CITY IN THE WORLD, MY CAPITAL CITY.

Posted by ROVERMAN February 5, 09 07:20 PM
457.

incredible sights and photoshots!!!!!!

Posted by lulu estado February 5, 09 10:14 PM
458.

I have my neice Shannon to thank for these fantastic pictures of my home, she knows how home sick I get, even thought I immigrated to Dallas, Texas 18 years ago. I got to come home for Christmas for the 1st time in 18yrs they say home is where your heart is, proud to call London home. Thank you Jason

Posted by May February 5, 09 10:45 PM
459.

447. nanana, you can be tired of london and still love life... at least as a man :-)

e.g. i became tired of tubes, human traffic jams on the sidewalks, superficial finance ppl, london wind & weather, etc.
moved to switzerland now and am loving mountains, nature, lakes, weather, quality of life and infrastructure, down to earth ppl, etc.
AND: can u imagine, here trains run on time despite the ultimate evil, SNOW!
(london was great but a little inhuman)

Posted by Raph February 6, 09 07:15 AM
460.

I live in London and sometimes forget how beautiful it is...i just want to say thanx to my friend sadat, a kindred spirit for sending me this link on a day that i dont feel so great...its cheered me up..)))))...thanx

Shazia...

Posted by shazia amin February 6, 09 07:35 AM
461.

Superb photography of a graceful city. Dr Johnson once said that " If one is tired of London one is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford", Thanks for a few blissful moments looking at these.

Posted by Graeme M Young February 6, 09 07:39 AM
462.

Muy Buenas, también la fotografía es arte, mientras haya una persona detrás de la cámara, Felicitaciones un Abrazo Frank

Posted by Ernesto February 6, 09 08:25 AM
463.

It has been thirty years + since I visited this wonderful place and how it still has a draw to go again some day. Its a place decked in history that will never change no matter what happens to it heart.
Thanks for the photo shot it briliant.

Posted by Andrew Azzaro February 6, 09 09:04 AM
464.

Well done Jason and thank you! This series of photos is even better than the last one you did of London from above at night.

To Eizelle (comment 445)
London is not the easiest city on the planet (too easy is oftentimes boring) but it is so far from being depressing! I'm half French/half American and a Londoner (by choice). I have lived in Paris, Berlin, New York and in California. And I can definitely say that you CANNOT beat London when it comes to nightlife, parks, culture, cultural diversity, beautiful architecture/ugly architecture (its architectural chaos is what makes it so interesting to look at), successful juxtaposition of old and new, restaurants, bars, clubs, queer culture, free museums, village feel, musical diversity, self-derision (something Brits in general are very good at), theatre, concerts, cosmopolitanism, tolerance, secret performance venues, etc, etc.

To Jens Köhler (comment 365)
Das ist aber gar nicht wahr! Of course it does not have the best weather. After all, this is not southern California. But I would like to remind the people who moan about it a little too often that most of the time temperatures are mild and pleasant, that we very commonly do have glorious sunshine and amazing sunsets. Furthermore, the idea that it constantly rains is completely erroneous. Rainfall in London is light and it is fairly distributed throughout the year, hence the lush gardens and parks. The average annual precipitation is 583 mm which is the same as Berlin and Barcelona and less than Paris, Rome or Bordeaux!

Think big, think positive! It is only by basking in negative thoughts that people make it depressing for themselves. Start looking at the silver lining of everything, start basking in the appreciation of your surroundings and your life is bound to change.
London, thank you for being what you are. I love you.

Posted by Aaron Marais February 6, 09 09:31 AM
465.

trii balaa meu muitoo show

Posted by maii February 6, 09 11:11 AM
466.

god..after viewing the snaps of LONDON , going to pack my bags and return to my city, I am so homesick

Posted by wini mckinney Feb.o6,2009 February 6, 09 11:57 AM
467.

What a beautiful city. USA and UK will always have THE special relationship. I love London, England, United Kingdom. Looking forward to 2012!!!

Posted by William February 6, 09 12:01 PM
468.

You want to see it gridlocked by 2" of snow - doesn't look so pretty then! Mind you, Photoshop can make anything look good! Nice set of Snaps though.

Posted by Hootie McBoob February 6, 09 12:57 PM
469.

The comments say it all.
IMy wife and i live here somewhere out in the suburban fringes like millions of others and out there you don't appreciate quite how photogenic this city is especially but not only when the lights are on.
And I think it has improved in the 30 odd years we have been living here (I'm from the British provinces, she from overseas so we have "adopted" it.

Posted by Mike February 6, 09 12:59 PM
470.

You can't beat War-torn South East London on a snowy cold evening.

Posted by dev, se9. February 6, 09 01:00 PM
471.

I live and work in San Francisco which is, as you may know, incredibly beautiful. However, one of my dreams is to visit London and these night-view photos just cemented it for me. I'm going! God Save the Queen!

Posted by El February 6, 09 02:55 PM
472.

These photographs are absolutely fantastic. I can count on one hand the number of times I have visited London because I don't like big cities I get the feeling of being closed in. However, having viewed these I realise what I have been missing and shall most certainly get my act together.

Posted by Sylvan Thomas. February 6, 09 04:07 PM
473.

Wow... Amazing photos...
I live in London, was very nice see these photos.
I loved !!!

Posted by Tarsitano February 6, 09 04:45 PM
474.

hermosas fotos! me hacen recordar mis paseos por esas calles, amo esa ciudad ... es increible! y me encantó ver estas fotografias.. Londres siempre sorprende!!! "Excelent pictures, congratulations from argentina!"

Posted by Griselda February 6, 09 06:57 PM
475.

Jason Hawkes has truly not only captured some stunning color images, but he has an eye for the "pieces" of the City of London; he has framed little architectural and historical snippets of the jig-saw shapes that make up London. Whilst other aerial photographs of London typically show the city as an amorphous, meandering mass of streets and buildings, Jason's photos have been angled to capture something of the underlying, basic street-pattern of distincts streets and blocks in a way I have not seen before. I almost could trace out the "route" of the old London Wall in one of the photos. Wonderful, and insightful job.

Posted by A. Sykley February 6, 09 07:09 PM
476.

I work in London every day, You miss so much from street level, if people only looked up!
Great photos, thank you

Posted by Adam February 6, 09 07:43 PM
477.

Absolutely breathtaking photos of a beautiful city. Hope to see London before I croak! Thanks for posting in case I don't make it there.

Posted by Nancy McCoy - USA February 6, 09 10:28 PM
478.

cooool!
potos

Posted by aishwarya February 7, 09 02:44 AM
479.

Thats the city i was born in, but have never looked at it that way,
what fantastic photography.

Posted by James Addis February 7, 09 04:28 AM
480.

I have only one word: exceptional. Congratulations for your "art works".

André Ribeiro.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Posted by André Ribeiro February 7, 09 06:02 AM
481.

Beautiful

Posted by John Cowper February 7, 09 06:39 AM
482.

jason: any chance we could see your setup? the gyro sounds interesting.

Posted by chris February 7, 09 08:17 AM
483.

I've never really liked/appreciated London. After viewing these pic's and knowing most of these sites, I've realized the beauty that's hidden beyond what the naked eye can see at times. Thank you.

Posted by Heinrich February 7, 09 12:27 PM
484.

Stunning! London is a fantastic place! You don't relise who beautiful it is until you see pictures like these!
Well done, you have done a wonderful job!

Posted by Slevin February 7, 09 01:25 PM
485.

Thank you for the amazing photo set! London is brightly adorable at night...

Posted by K February 7, 09 04:50 PM
486.

london 1 dream, my way, destination.
see u soon

Posted by santiago February 7, 09 06:02 PM
487.

What a set of fantastic photographs. The results are amazing. Modern technology is great but it is even greater when it is used by a very talented person like Jason Hawkes. This world is blessed with talented people like Jason, who willingly share their talents with all of us, thank you.

Posted by Tim Willis February 7, 09 07:23 PM
488.

I COULD SEE MY OLDE OFFICE AND MEETING ROOM OF 30 YEARS AGO [SAME AGENDERS DIFFERANT PEOPLE ] LOVE THAT CITY WOT GREAT PIXS BRILLIANT CAMERA WORK KEEP YOUR LENS CLEAN AND YOUR SHUTTER OILED ? ROCKY MOUNTAINS ALBERTA CANADA [JASPER -BANFF ] SHOHLD BE YOUR NEXT PROJECT ]

Posted by JOHN CLEMENTS February 7, 09 08:43 PM
489.

how beautiful london is, its simply amazing, love the pictures,

Posted by lorraine wharrier February 8, 09 12:11 AM
490.

It is beautiful. I have no words. I live in Ukraine and I have never been to London but I was amazed. Thank You!

Posted by strenuus February 8, 09 05:56 AM
491.

Muito linda essa cidade... Tenho amigos e parentes vivendo aí e dizem ser maravilhosa!

Posted by Cris February 8, 09 06:46 AM
492.

I wanna go home!

Posted by Chris February 8, 09 06:59 AM
493.

Hey, I can see my office window!

Posted by Guy Chapman February 8, 09 07:04 AM
494.

"Stunning! London is a fantastic place! You don't relise who beautiful it is until you see pictures like these!
Well done, you have done a wonderful job!"

Google translatior send regards! Hahaha jk :P

AWESOME photos! *-*

Posted by Thiago February 8, 09 10:16 AM
495.

The Flower of Cities All. In these photos, it glows like a vast multifaceted gem--

Posted by Dennis Dolbear February 8, 09 10:48 AM
496.

This city awesome , really city of the world

Posted by mad1982 February 8, 09 02:16 PM
497.

I am currently studying the knowledge of london and am very proud to be british and live in such a wonderfull city. Those photos are WOW! FANTASTIC or what Jason you are the nuts mate! BRILL can we have some more please? thank you for shareing them with the worl

Posted by sharon February 8, 09 02:44 PM
498.

Stunning photos of a stunning city. Thanks for sharing.

I've visited London a few times and everytime I left I've felt like a part of me was being torn away.

Posted by John February 8, 09 05:34 PM
499.

I can see my house from picture 3. Fortunately it's on the right (your left in the photo).the river or I'd never be able to get a cab.

Lovely, lovably London--my residence of choice for 11 years. It's a glorious set of pictures. Kudos to the photographer captured it so beautifully.

Posted by E. S, Holmans February 8, 09 08:17 PM
500.

Stunning photos of a stunning city. Wonderfull. Thanks for sharing.

I've visited London a five times and every time I left I've felt like a part of me was being torn away.

Well done, you have done a wonderful job!"

Posted by Unal February 9, 09 02:02 AM
501.

These photographs are fantastic, very nice see these photos

Posted by Rob.Römer from Holland February 9, 09 04:35 AM
502.

Absolutely true Xav, that was the only thought going thru my mind as I looked at those pics. What are they in some kind of 'carbon footprint' contest or something! Turn your lights off if you're not using them people!

Posted by mose February 9, 09 04:51 AM
503.

I love it love it and love it. These pictures make me very proud to be living in London. What a beautiful city !!
Now the world get to see the london they dont know about.
Good job.

Posted by Dominic Osei February 9, 09 08:21 AM
504.

Wow... Amazing photos...
Tanks.

Posted by meisam February 9, 09 12:44 PM
505.

Beautifull pictures of London indeed. I appreciated them very much because I was there just at the end of January for two days and some of them recalled to my mind such lovely memories of places I visited there. I went to see Quidam of "The Cirque du Soleil in The Royal Albert Hall and also Mamma Mia, the musical, in the West End. Especially the first was great indeed, I'll never forget it.
Marco

Posted by Marco February 9, 09 01:12 PM
506.

Utterly amazing pictures! This must have been fun to do. Never saw a town so beautiful, all lite up.

Posted by Terri Campbell-Charpilloz February 9, 09 01:12 PM
507.

These are beautiful photos but it does put into perspective the worry about switching your TV off at the socket each night instead of putting it on standby

Posted by David Bradley February 9, 09 01:30 PM
508.

fantastic photos of the best city in the world, it makes me feel so proud to be British.

Posted by Christine Compton February 9, 09 01:39 PM
509.

In one word: A M A Z I N G.
I visit London in November last year.
The stars in Regent Street are as beautiful as from beneath.

Posted by Rick Tillemans February 9, 09 02:00 PM
510.

its just beautiful

Posted by Janet February 9, 09 03:56 PM
511.

very very very very beautiful photos A M A Z I N G !

Posted by SAMEER FROM KUWAIT February 9, 09 04:22 PM
512.

Me emociona verte Londres sos hermosa y te prometo volver !!!

Posted by Luis, Bs As. February 9, 09 06:09 PM
513.

beauuuutiful indeed....!!!
London..., here i come....
affimation.... affirmation.... affirmation...

Posted by Budi Rachmat - Jakarta, INDONESIA February 9, 09 10:33 PM
514.

great pictures...................its looks like heaven............

Posted by ganesh February 10, 09 02:00 AM
515.

I have been twice in london. but what I see now ismuch beautiful than what I had in my memories, I guess better visit it again shortly, but this time much more careful and deeper vision.

Posted by mansoor Javadpour February 10, 09 06:10 AM
516.

Hi! Thanks for those beaut pics! I have always loved London ever since I first saw it years ago and came to live here (from Leicester) It's great to see these great arial shots... Photography at it's best!

thank you,

Posted by Ron Peach February 10, 09 07:01 AM
517.

There's only one way to feel, one word to define, on quickly scrolling down each of the pictures, pausing here and there to take a harder sharper look: AWESOME!
Congratulations to the authors, mostly congratulations to LONDON for displaying such an impressive lit-up night picture film.

Posted by Carlos Filipe J M Miranda Collaço February 10, 09 08:27 AM
518.

a fantastical view of our capital. Reminds me how beautiful cityscapes can be...
A COLLECTION OF 21ST CENTRY CLASSICS

Posted by patrick ross-plummer February 10, 09 10:59 AM
519.

Simply stunning!

Posted by Chris Bonass, Twickenham, London February 10, 09 12:34 PM
520.

I have been to London on two occasions but have never realized the beauty as seen from above. Awe inspiring with sights to never be forgotten. Great work.......

Posted by Guido Colla February 10, 09 01:44 PM
521.

My friend and I have never been in London, This city is awesome.Thanks a lot for such a fantastic & cute photos.
We wish, we were there sometime .... Now I wanna tell Arash that I love him so mush...

Posted by Rashin February 10, 09 01:49 PM
522.

I love Paris, Prague, Venice, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, but nowhere quite matches-up to London. These photos just bring a great big lump to my throat.

Posted by Rob McGhee February 10, 09 03:21 PM
523.

yeah,
it's a bueatuful city, with great peoples... i know... i was there... :)

Posted by giotti February 10, 09 03:49 PM
524.

What views. Just beautiful. I was there in the 80's. I was at the hall of records trying
to search my husband's roots. I did not have enough informatiom. I also saw the palace and piccalilly circus. it was all a wonderful expereince.

Posted by Helen Wagstaff February 10, 09 05:18 PM
525.

NICE JOB

Posted by Anonymous February 10, 09 06:32 PM
526.

wild!

Posted by Anonymous February 10, 09 09:41 PM
527.

Drat, since I'm in my 80's, I am quite sure that I will never get to travel to London, but since my ancestors came from Whittlesea, Cambs., at least I can claim a bit of relationship. Thank you for making it possible for me to see a bit of where we came from.

Posted by Patricia Kirkwood February 10, 09 10:41 PM
528.

Mm... very beautiful, but in my city Moscow (russia) i can see bear every day on the street... i think it is more amazing!

Posted by Ivan February 11, 09 12:24 AM
529.

Nice

Posted by Majid Pourhedayat February 11, 09 01:15 AM
530.

Beautiful pictures of the world's most glorious city. Aaron (464) you're spot on. I lived in London for eleven years until moving to Dubai in September 2008. Only by living in a city like Dubai, which is, frankly, an anodyn, vapid strip of plastic can I truly appreciate what I have left behind. A huge, meandering reflection of arguably the world's best example of ethnic integration, multiculturalism - a glorious tapestry of life. From Brick Lane's curry houses to the mosques of Tooting, the dog races in Walthomstow and the gay marches in Soho - it's truly amazing and I look forward to my visits with tingling anticipation. It also, rightly, has the best political representation and an exciting and vibrant media - us Londoners should be enormously proud - and I for one cannot wait to get back to my lovely London. The next trip for me is March and I intend to hit the world's best nightclubs, again, for some of the best DJ's the world has to offer, again. Bring it on London! (and rain all you like, it's better than 95% humidity and 48 degrees!)

Posted by George Stothard February 11, 09 01:32 AM
531.

Currently living in Perth, Western Australia however born and bred in the east end of london like 5 generations of my family before me. These pictures are great the place does have so much beauty and history.

Posted by Mark Jarmyn February 11, 09 04:32 AM
532.

félicitation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! étant francaise je me permet quand meme de vous dire que LONDRES est une ville magnifique malgré la misère on peut rien qu'avec ces photos rever

Posted by virginie February 11, 09 04:35 AM
533.

As a photographer I can only express my admiration of Jason's wonderful work. A true professional.

Posted by Julian Rolliston February 11, 09 05:36 AM
534.

It's just like Osasco City!

Posted by Fabio February 11, 09 05:59 AM
535.

It might be a night view of how wonderful London.
I have not seen such a beautiful night view though I went to London six times. Thank you for making me happy.

‚r‚ˆ‚‰‚Ž‚‰‚ƒ‚ˆ‚‰@MIyata from Japan.

Posted by ‚r‚ˆ‚‰‚Ž‚‰‚ƒ‚ˆ‚‰@MIyata February 11, 09 08:27 AM
536.

Having lived just nw of london-26 miles from Marble Arch & Oxford St., London was a treat for a born New Yorker-5th Ave. Hospital, the old London was a real treat. These Photos should be placed in a museum for posterity! A real treat, Dave Riker, West Palm Beach, FL.

Posted by David Riker February 11, 09 12:32 PM
537.

Anyone hear of Peak Oil or Climate change

What a depressing waste of valuable resources

Posted by me February 11, 09 12:43 PM
538.

Gorgeous. Probably the most beautiful city in the world... Great pictures!!!

Posted by Alejandra February 11, 09 03:13 PM
539.

I HAVE BEEN TO LONDON SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS, AND ALL I CAN SAY IS WWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWW!!!!!
FABULOUS PHOTOS!!! I AM AMERICAN MUSICIAN/NEW ORLEANS BLUESMAN
J. MONQUE'D AND MAY I SAY LONDON NEVER LOOKED BETTER!!! WOOOOW!
J. MONQUE'D

Posted by J. MONQUE'D February 11, 09 03:14 PM
540.

Would the last person to leave London, please turn the lights off.

Posted by Lyns February 11, 09 04:15 PM
541.

Whoever said that Nodnol would be a backward city?

Posted by mongo carnivore February 11, 09 11:29 PM
542.

Yes indeed!!! this pictures are a true demostration of London s uniqueness!!!
I lived there almost five years and will be returning very very soon for more!!!
congrats jason!!! it is undeniable that you have the london eye!

Agustina from buenos aires

Posted by Agustina February 12, 09 03:44 AM
543.

I'd love an excuse to get back down to London....

Posted by Baur February 12, 09 07:39 AM
544.

hermosa ciudad .. hace poco estube ahi .. muy linda

Posted by mauro February 12, 09 09:53 AM
545.

Fantastic pictures.

Thank you very much for sharing,, Makes me proud to be a Londoner!

Posted by A Kadir February 12, 09 12:05 PM
546.

Its cool

Posted by Mr Hi February 12, 09 07:27 PM
547.

I was there once in the mid 80's. Stayed at the Tower and roamed as much as I could in the short week. These are amazing shots. Many buildings that were not there then. It seems to have cleaned up a bit - i.e. the docks and rivers edge. I hope there are still some of the old pubs and such that I had so much fun discovering across the bridge, but I fear they are no longer around. Someday I'll go back again.

Posted by Mike February 12, 09 08:43 PM
548.

Amzing Photography Jason Hawkes!! Can you send us some hard earned photography tips to the ametures like me?

Posted by Shivashankar Reddy February 13, 09 01:46 AM
549.

BEAUTIFUL birds eye view at night. ultimate night photography.super sharp pictures, corner to corner.these are digital pics or you use chrome film ? thanks for such stunning pics. keep it up.

Posted by vijay raghunath tipnis from thane city February 13, 09 08:17 AM
550.

I remember London from my six trips from Norwich, the location of our air base, in 1944. Those were the days and London looked good then even with the barage baloons anchored all over the city and the ubiquitos "buzz bombs".

Posted by Bob Jones February 13, 09 04:23 PM
551.

London........, the best city in the world.

Posted by Frances February 13, 09 06:59 PM
552.

Yeah! Very nice photos indeed! But (don't tell anybody!) almost every town looks nice at night! Try it yourself! (of course,it is a big difference between "Pro" and "amateur" photos,especially when you need a helicopter...) Anyway,the photos are great!

Posted by Vlad (Bucuresti) February 13, 09 08:37 PM
553.

So beautiful!

Posted by Peter Zhang February 14, 09 12:19 AM
554.

These are stunning photos of one of the world's truly great cities. -- many thanks!

I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I actually think these sorts of bird's eye shots are even better during the day (you lose the brilliant lights, but you get more detail). Anyway, I was wondering if the photographer might consider providing Boston.com with some day time photos.

Cheers, and thanks again!

Posted by Louisio February 14, 09 12:35 AM
555.

My thoughtful nephew in law sent me these beautiful pictures of where I grew up. thank you Laz, Hertfordshire is not a million miles away, however when you are a London person born & bred, you can take the family out of London, but .... You can never take LONDON out of the family
I miss my London so much!!! Ex Lononers are going to stop visiting London if the goverment keep putting on driving TAX expences when driving your family in to London, cos you can't depend on the TRAIN SERVICE.
GOD BLESS MY LONDON CATHY & CO NOW IN ST ALBANS HERTS XXXXXXXXXX

Posted by cath & family February 14, 09 01:22 AM
556.

As a Londoner I could never capture London like this - leave it to a tourist to get such geat pictures. I must get some printed.
thanks a lot!
Annabel ( from Archway, London)

Posted by Anonymous February 14, 09 10:44 AM
557.

From someone who lives part of the year in London and the rest of the year in San Francisco, I can only say that these photos confirm what all of us Londoners have always known: London is simply the greatest city in the world. Fabulous photos of the place where my heart lives always

Posted by elaine smith dunlap February 14, 09 05:40 PM
558.

I live in rural Ninety Six, SC, USA. and recently returned from a trip to Kenya by way of Heathrow and Gatwick, riding the National Express bus between airports early drizzly morning, Jan 22. This was only my second visit in London, altho brief. These pictures take my breath away. To know I breathed the air gives me pleasure.

Posted by Reta Richardson February 14, 09 08:29 PM
559.

I was born in s e London (Elephant & castle) in 1928 so i am now in my eighties
we were very poor but very happy, we were able to roam and even get lost, hang on the back rail of a horse and cart, and arrive home tired and hungry having seen another part of this wonderful town and no harm having come to us, I wanted to place my wifes ashes around where we use to play as kids in the thirties, but the place had changed so much I fetched her home to where we have lived for the past thirty years ( new milton in Hampshire) Thank you for an amazing show.

Posted by Chas Plows February 15, 09 05:31 AM
560.

Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Lesley February 15, 09 05:43 AM
561.

Lived in London all my life, what a BEAUTIFUL city I live in. Lucky old me.

Posted by Charles Rose February 15, 09 07:00 AM
562.

... muito, muito interessante esta vista (cá de cima) dos "telhados" de Londres...

Um abraço,
Gabriel

Posted by Gabriel Lourenço February 15, 09 08:43 AM
563.

Beautiful absolutely beautiful. London has always been my favourite city.
It retains its poise and dignity while moving and growing.

Posted by Paul Fleming February 15, 09 06:07 PM
564.

I MISS London so much.....I was born there but now live in the USA. I get back there whenever I can..... Such beautiful picutres, THANKS!!!!!

Posted by Don February 15, 09 06:36 PM
565.

Beautiful!

Posted by bietka February 16, 09 01:56 AM
566.

Awesome viewing, How l wish l could visit more often, these pictures brings life into the buildings.

Posted by Shirley Russell February 16, 09 07:18 AM
567.

Congratulations! Stunning photos of a beautiful city

Posted by Bryan S Cornwall February 16, 09 09:54 AM
568.

Amazing pictures! If only it looked as glamorous on a dull Monday walking to work

Posted by Gypsy February 16, 09 10:13 AM
569.

WooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW!!
Soooooooooooo Beautiful!

Posted by Amir Hossein Attarha February 16, 09 10:25 AM
570.

What amazing pictures! I grew up in various parts of west London and it is now a very different place. A ten or twelve storey building was considered tall. Now look at the height of the towers. Thank goodness for the familiar landmarks, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's. At least I could get my bearings. Haven't been over for twenty years. Must go back soon. Cheers and thanks. Jill in Nova Scotia.

Posted by Jill Neily February 16, 09 10:43 AM
571.

Wonderful pictures of the most beautiful city in the world. How lucky am I to be able to call this my home. I am proud to be British and wish everyone could see , feel and experience the amazing architecture, vibrance, beauty, and history this fabulous place has to offer. There's no-where quite like it in all the world.

Posted by Anne February 16, 09 11:06 AM
572.

Amazing!!! It's true, each city is beautiful at night, but this artist has the gift of taking special photos from special angles ,in special moments, for those special people who can appreciate .

Posted by Anca from Romania February 16, 09 03:17 PM
573.

Now I know why I love London above all the cities I have visited. It has a personality unlike any other. It has not tried to compete with NewYork or Moscow but has retained its own style mixing old with new to create the best place to be. These phots are a great amabassador and lure you to London even if its just passing through on a stop over

Posted by Maggi Cameron February 16, 09 03:25 PM
574.

Gee it open my eyes I though it was old Buildings etc ,quite good ,may be a good calendar project,cheers Bertjl.

Posted by Albertus Lang February 16, 09 04:18 PM
575.

Absolutely hotness !!

the cityscape shoots are mind boggling and mesmerising...

Great work, love it!!

Posted by Subhas February 16, 09 04:20 PM
576.

nice .....nice......very nice.................

Posted by diana February 16, 09 05:50 PM
577.

Magnificent set of reminders of our fabulous 18 months in London recently. truly awesome shots and stunning lighting effects. thank you for taking us back there through such a fabulous collection. congratulations. Shane. Sydney

Posted by Shane February 16, 09 06:07 PM
578.

YOUR COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON ARE AWESOME!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING

Posted by Cheryl February 16, 09 07:48 PM
579.

un oras magnific ca si oameni care l-au locuit si-l locuiesc

Posted by alexandru February 17, 09 01:20 AM
580.

The words from the song say it all "maybe it's because I'm a Londoner, that I love London town" ............and I left London years ago

Posted by Ray Gagnon February 17, 09 05:05 AM
581.

Wonderfull I was delighted

Posted by Heydarali Abotalebi February 17, 09 11:31 AM
582.

some very beautiful photographs, which we have seen from the ground

really wonderful

Posted by balaji.g. February 17, 09 11:32 AM
583.

Muy bonito. Asi podemos ver la cuantitat de energia electrica que gastamos sin darnos cuenta que algun dia se acabara.

Posted by nadie February 17, 09 03:26 PM
584.

fantactic,awesome,breath taken,always wanted to go there,now even more

Posted by sharon February 17, 09 04:00 PM
585.

I miss England so much I am living in America at the moment.So much colour!

Posted by Charlotte February 17, 09 09:31 PM
586.

I want to go back...now.

Posted by Meggie February 18 February 17, 09 09:42 PM
587.

very beautiful

Posted by Anonymous February 17, 09 10:17 PM
588.

that all looks brill but i lived in london its not that great take some photo on street leval then you see the dirt and grim

Posted by mary February 18, 09 07:40 AM
589.

I can't remember the author, but.....
"A man who is tired of London, is tired of life."
Need we say more...

Posted by Jim February 18, 09 08:44 AM
590.

Absolutely superb!
Judith of Bournemouth

Posted by Judith Dickinson February 18, 09 10:36 AM
591.

Gorgeous. I am homesick.

Posted by karyn February 18, 09 10:47 AM
592.

This is london by night .What of London by day. This will tell us the other side of the story .Generally London is fantastic.M y last visit was in april 08 and hope to visit again in 09,

Posted by kwasi aniagyei February 18, 09 10:52 AM
593.

eu nu cunosc l. engleza decat f, putine cuvinte vdar prin deductie inteleg despre ce este vorba. aceste vederi sunt minunate si ma intreb in mintea mea batrana oare exista asa ceva daca da , sa va ajute Dumnezeu sa le vizittati sa le admirati si sa spunti si altora cum se traieste in lumea civilizata

Posted by mamana February 18, 09 12:25 PM
594.

Wow! I have always loved London, but you sure make it come alive. I stayed at the Marriott County Hall on one visit so #24 is totally awesome. The view across the river was beautiful at night, but the view you gave me from above is totally breath taking. Thanks for being so talented, daring and willing to share.

Posted by Terri February 18, 09 03:14 PM
595.

I have been to London and it is a great city although I had never seen it from above. Spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous February 19, 09 10:38 AM
596.

These photos are truly magnificent. Show the immensity and beauty of this city. I presume they were taken from either a helicopter.

Posted by Father Bede February 19, 09 02:03 PM
597.

Great pictures. I tell you what, I am amazed at how vast the city is and the lights are beautiful. I am a native Texan, but my heritage is from England. My ancestors came from England on a boat to Virginia in the early 1700's. So proud I am to be a Texan and of English descent. Beautiful London!
Carla from Houston, Texas

Posted by Carla February 19, 09 03:59 PM
598.

Absolutely brilliant!!

Posted by Dee February 19, 09 05:22 PM
599.

When i am thinking for how long you've been flying over the city to take those pictures and your effort to set the camera...i can't say anything more than: YOU ARE THE MAN!
Also the technology that u've got it for this set is from the last generation.Your tallent is coming from the future!

Posted by Aurelian February 20, 09 05:06 AM
600.

As a Londoner, may I say 'luverly jubberly"

The Photos are brilliant, the photographer has caught the life and soul of the City
- well done indeed!

Posted by Anon February 20, 09 06:35 AM
601.

Great pics, you can't see the graffiti from up there
or the litter.

Posted by Dave oxfordshire February 21, 09 07:04 AM
602.

Ohhhhhhhhhh My God...I Just Cant Imagine How Much Beatifull London city Is I Wish I Was Here .........And I Really THanks THe Photographer For Making Us Able To see London City from Above After Seeing THis all I Am A Big fan Of U..

THaks ALot..Milion times

Posted by Sayed Omar Hashimi February 21, 09 08:20 AM
603.

Wow, amazng ,just loved them,

Posted by Lelly February 21, 09 05:33 PM
604.

Thank you for the lovely photographs. I was born in London and lived there until I married. I try to go "home" every year. The pictures made me homesick.

Joyce M. Jackson

Posted by Joyce M. Jackson February 21, 09 06:08 PM
605.

Wow does no justice to describe these photos.
Amazing

Posted by Jerry February 21, 09 06:13 PM
606.

I loved your pics, my son who lives in London sent them for me, I was blown away by the beauty of the millenium dome and the many new buildings. The dome as I guess many have said looks like an alien spaceship from the air ( not that I've ever seen one!) The one with the Barbican site really interested me as I worked on some of the roof costing as my then job demanded, hard to believe it is so old now. My husband who is from Greenoch enjoyed them as well, as an ex seaman the development of the docks is of particular interest . It was fun taking a tour around the stamping grounds of our misspent youth.
Many thanks for the memories, we must go back to catch up, A Scottish Kiwi and a Scotsman.

Posted by Suzaine Greenshields February 21, 09 08:09 PM
607.

very nice

Posted by sushma February 21, 09 11:20 PM
608.

Im an ex guardsman. now in Australia, thanks for the tour down memory lane, wow how the memories come flooding back, blooming AMAZING yhanks guys,

Posted by Doug Storton South Sustralia February 22, 09 06:57 AM
609.

Te felicito por el trabajo! Fernando desde Argentina.

Posted by Fernando February 22, 09 09:37 PM
610.

Congratulations! These are the most beautiful pictures of London I've ever watched!! Amazing work. Thanks from Spain.

Posted by Patricia February 23, 09 07:04 AM
611.

bloody hell! its gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Nijole Jadvyga Skveres February 23, 09 08:57 AM
612.

great picture well done

Posted by sarita February 23, 09 01:02 PM
613.

I looks like heaven to some but others it's HELL.

Posted by Ray Percival February 23, 09 02:12 PM
614.

so miss london

Posted by Anonymous February 23, 09 09:04 PM
615.

very beautifull pitures , i am enjoy ,iwant inthis pitures copy write

Posted by wry February 23, 09 10:22 PM
616.

Amazing work! So many memories coming back...
Thank you for this awesome work, I love it.

Posted by Gohan February 23, 09 11:56 PM
617.

Awesomely beautiful. I have wonderful memories. I lived outside London in Harpenden and walked to the train station everyday through a graveyard with the aroma of fresh baked bread, stopping along the way to buy some on my way to London to work for Bectel as a travel agent in the 70s. Loved the theatre..(.saw Rudolf Nureyev.) and the parks and museums.
I was in love....madly in love, and I was there to be with him. Aaaah, magical London. Thank you.

Posted by Jan Corbelli February 24, 09 02:44 AM
618.

Breathtakingly nostalgic to an ex Londoner, absolutely fabulous. THANKS!!!!!!

Posted by Ken Murphy February 24, 09 08:55 AM
619.

wowowowowow. funny! =D lol hahahahahahahah.....well lets talk bt the pics.....there very nice!! ha ha.

Posted by brielle mayotte February 24, 09 11:39 AM
620.

I was born in London, but never knew what a beautiful place it has come to be, your photographic prowess certainly shows in these wonderful illistrative photo's a real treasure. Also a puzzle on wondering how you managed to get such stunning views ????

Posted by Joan Tilbury Essex February 24, 09 12:46 PM
621.

im in london n i can feel tht its beautiful,bt frm t sky it look more awesome

Posted by esha February 24, 09 01:06 PM
622.

These photographs are fabulous, they make me proud to be British. Very well done

Posted by Charlie February 24, 09 01:40 PM
623.

really great photos matey...absolutley love london at night especially when its really early and your walking home from a party when nobody is about and you feel like you own the city. These pics really capture that emotion.

LDN for life

Posted by Ed February 24, 09 01:49 PM
624.

Moved to London in 2000, from the sunny tropics. A Persian cab driver once told me, it's like a vortex that you cannot get away, and nine years later, here I am still. In one of the greatest place on earth.

Posted by Erik February 24, 09 07:44 PM
625.

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Posted by Çã¿í February 24, 09 09:28 PM
626.

Wow brabo~

Posted by disney February 24, 09 09:42 PM
627.

Wow..........Good...

Posted by Anonymous February 24, 09 10:12 PM
628.

wow the city of lights
but they spend a lot of energy
do something to stop it

Posted by GREENPEACER February 25, 09 05:57 AM
629.

Absolutely brilliant!! I think is very good,briliant,apsolutely butifull fotos.VERY GOOD FOTOS,Exelent job gays

Posted by davidoukos February 25, 09 05:58 AM
630.

My grandfather was a Londoner whose family were cockney-speaking greengrocers struggling in dire economic conditions. He won a city boxing championship before he emigrated. I wonder what he would make of these spectacular photos. Or of the city London has become. How little he would recognize.

Posted by George Strugeon February 25, 09 05:51 PM
631.

wow!!! that is awesome!!!! thanks for the pictures nieves!!
xxx

Posted by Anonymous February 26, 09 07:15 AM
632.

It is amazing, the photos make you wish you could see it with your own eyes. London is truly a magnificent city!!

Posted by Valeria February 26, 09 07:20 AM
633.

As a trained photojournalist, I must say this is the best of photography I have seen. London is beautiful but Jason added more beauty via his chosen angles and professional touches.

http://freddiewit.tk

Posted by Frederick Odutola February 26, 09 07:48 AM
634.

Have been in London several times being in the music industry,..but never have
seen such beauty from these wonderful pictures taken from the air...and marvelous photography. Just Great !
We are in Nashville, TN USA

Posted by Ron Elliott February 26, 09 09:45 AM
635.

Haven't seen London since I was there during WWII with the Cdn army-can't believe how it has developed and changed!! These are wonderful photos, making me hope I can return again some day!!

Posted by Royal Gray February 26, 09 10:20 PM
636.

I am in Melbourne Australia ,London as it all ,truly magic.

Posted by Victor Hemingway February 26, 09 10:55 PM
637.

London, you Rock! I am very impressed......

Posted by Ken Coyle February 26, 09 11:52 PM
638.

I'm an American and have always wanted to go to London, or possibly live there. These pictures just reaffirm that so much more. Thanks for such great pictures.

Posted by Jordan B February 27, 09 03:10 AM
639.

LONDON WELLDON

Posted by Graham Lloyd February 27, 09 05:48 AM
640.

Hye to all.London i love u,beautiful pictures,beautiful places.
there is a person in london to whom i l very much,due to him i got intersed in london pictures.i m from pakistan but London is in my mind every time.

Posted by Anonymous February 27, 09 06:26 AM
641.

Truly stunning! My town. Born there within the sound of Bow Bells. Lived and worked there for about 50 years including many as a licensed black cabbie. My last home was pic 14, Isle of Dogs, first building to the right of the lighted pier in the foreground. Retired to the country now, but my heart is in London as are many friends, especially G.

Posted by Alan February 27, 09 06:46 AM
642.

Husband Rob will be pleased to see Chelsea Football ground in this lot of photos.
Every bit as great as the last lot.

Posted by Viv Reynolds February 27, 09 02:53 PM
643.

Am impressed. Will forward to my best friend in Twickenham in the U.K.

Posted by Anonymous February 27, 09 10:44 PM
644.

It's worth viewing...You can see city/town planning at its best. I am in love with the photos and the scenery is fantastic...

Posted by Lavinia Joyce Elliott February 28, 09 08:33 AM
645.

Fantastic quality photo's. Well done. It would have been great to have captured the fantastic fire work display over the Thames that saw the New Year in for 2009. How about 2010?
Our night sky can also put on fantastic display if only we could see our stars and planets through the vail of light polution from our towns and cities!!!!

Posted by Derek Barry February 28, 09 09:23 AM
646.

Wow!! The O2 looks like a jellyfish from above!! Wonderful photos, from a wonderful viewpoint...can I come with you next time??!! Liz-the -Whiz, Essex.

Posted by Liz Beresford-Davis February 28, 09 12:17 PM
647.

Awesome and amazing !

Posted by Norma Castillo February 28, 09 02:08 PM
648.

As beautiful as I rememebr it those many years ago. How timely these picture are because my granddaughter Ashley Eder will be in London March 7,2009. She will walk the same streets her grandfather, great grandmother, and great, great grandparents walked over the many years. I know she will love England as each and evry one of us has in our lifetime. Ken Patti, an American whose heart is from England, and a Master Mason

Posted by Ken Patti February 28, 09 10:41 PM
649.

Fabulous

Posted by Rambabu March 1, 09 12:55 AM
650.

O M G ! Has been over 15 years since we were there; much has changed. Simply spectacular and ready to go back again soon. Toured London all the way up to Scotland. Love the people, history and countryside.

Posted by Ronald & Joan Sabbato March 1, 09 12:51 PM
651.

Now this is what I call PHOTOGRAPHY. He is there with the highest, and don't you all think our London is lovely ?????

Posted by Akhtar Salim March 1, 09 01:52 PM
652.

Thank you for wonderful pictures of London, the greatest city in the world. Oh how I miss it - don't live there anymore but wish every day that I did.

Posted by Dorothy March 1, 09 01:57 PM
653.

Makes me homesick! Peggy, Toronto, Canada

Posted by Anonymous March 1, 09 04:06 PM
654.

been to london twice and planning to go again fell in love with that city!!!!

Posted by raschele March 1, 09 04:07 PM
655.

London is a brilliant piece of art which combines the old with new structures without damaging each other .

Posted by Faruk Memik March 2, 09 11:32 AM
656.

-Yes ,but can they do something about the damp!

Posted by xlondoner March 2, 09 07:21 PM
657.

Wonderful photos but doesn't it just make you think how much light energy is wasted by cities. How proud Londoners could be if they were to become the world-leaders in saving energy simply by ensuring the light was directed downwards (where it is needed) rather than 50% being wasted going skywards. Quite apart from reduced CO2 emissions (from power stations that needlessly generate this electricity to be wasted) the money saved could be spent on making the city even more beautiful, cleaner and safer. We may be able to financially afford this waste but can we environmentally afford to be so extravagant. These photos are a truly beautiful, magical 'wake-up call' - put a slogon on them and send them to the Mayor of London. Everyone will admire your photos and the respond to the sentiment they so clearly communicate. Well done and thank-you.

Posted by Tim March 2, 09 09:36 PM
658.

In the intro to my , as yet, unpublished book, I mention the few significant highlights I experienced as an aviator. Flying over London and watching it unroll, seemingly endlessly, from altitude was truly a wondrous sight, especially at night. Even in the 50's and 60's. And now, what a treat it would be to follow the same track and see the changes. I am in my late 70's so that will not happen and I thank all concerned who brought these images to all of us. Pity the grinches in the crowd see only kwh and not man's beautiful works.

Posted by Robert Ginn March 3, 09 07:52 AM
659.

A Maz ING..... and everywhere looks so CLEAN.....!!!

Posted by annie Harris March 3, 09 11:03 AM
660.

I had been in London in 2002 and it's impossible for me to forget this wonderfull city. It is always fantastic.

Posted by Diva Rodrigues - São Paulo - Brasil March 3, 09 03:09 PM
661.

You deserve more than appreciation for these images... Lovely and i can see the hard work put into each photos and simply superb

Posted by John Daniel March 4, 09 01:37 AM
662.

Simply stunning!! Looks as though London has had a Spring clean?

Posted by Tennisman March 4, 09 02:29 AM
663.

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures amazing

Posted by J BRYANT March 4, 09 04:26 AM
664.

wow !! it's so beautiful !!

Posted by cindy chang March 4, 09 04:40 AM
665.

i WAS BORN AND RAISED IN GREAT BRITAIN AND I WILL BE THERE IN 4 WEEKS TIME FOR A HOLIDAY I THINK THESE PICTURES ARE WONDERFUL , AND THANKYOU FOR SHAREING .I NOW MAKE MY HOME IN CANADA

Posted by joy Lakeman March 4, 09 04:58 AM
666.

Lived in Australia for thirty five years now but born in London ... worked in Fenchurch Street and travelled Tower Bridge to work ....family are all Londeners but I haven't felt homesick ever ... until today .... looking at your photos I had a sense of belonging and strangely teary!!

Posted by Christine Clements Jubb March 4, 09 07:41 AM
667.

Ex Londoner now living in Mexico...Just amazing photography..my beautiful London.
Thank you so much for sharing these photographs. Spectacular views of this
wonderful City.

Posted by Anthony Stanford March 4, 09 10:17 AM
668.

Great photgraphy! London is a beautiful modern city, I wish to wish some day.

Posted by Roseann Perreira March 4, 09 11:51 AM
669.

There is no words to tell how amazing is London ,I have been there and Ican tell everybody there is no comparison .. I really a ppreciated that a person like you can do this for an amazing country. I work with an English man I am very proud to have a friend like him , he took me to London and iIwill keep that forever.
Congratulations Jason Hawkes

Posted by luis Huchim March 4, 09 04:34 PM
670.

Beautiful pictures.
Makes me wish I could fly!

Posted by Tann March 5, 09 04:28 AM
671.

very pretty, but still think the best thing to come out of of london is the A1 northwards. dont i hatre citys

Posted by peter March 5, 09 05:43 AM
672.

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by William March 5, 09 08:49 AM
673.

honestly I'd LOVE to know the setup for such stunning shots ... is that possible?

AMAZING photos .. once again.

Posted by Jean Claude March 5, 09 12:09 PM
674.

Felt like Peter Pan.....simply stunning........I see how terribly small I am in the big scheme of life......we have a wonderful world...pray and wish that all people could appreciate this ....and think before they "do evil stuff"...more love less ego..

Posted by Judy W South Africa March 5, 09 12:58 PM
675.

Beautiful photos. Are they HDR images?

Posted by Erol from the USA March 5, 09 03:26 PM
676.

my city.......should i give it an acronym, it'll be LLL

Long Live London! come 2012 it'll be long live the Olympics, hope we come 1st place!

Posted by Matt Arnold March 5, 09 04:13 PM
677.

I've never been there, but these pics bring it to life, particularly those showing pics of places I've read about.
THANKS A MILLION.

Posted by Vincent O'Hara March 5, 09 06:52 PM
678.

A gorgeous city. I look forward to participating the coming Olympics events.

Posted by nelson March 6, 09 12:31 AM
679.

WOW!! this is amazing!!! just wonderful!

Posted by Adriana March 6, 09 12:47 AM
680.

I live in London and believe me - it's not a city of lights. By far I consider it to be the darkest city I ever lived in. These pictures were taken at specific times of day before they switch all those illuminations off. But they look great, I wish London was like this in reality.

Posted by Greg Kudla March 6, 09 05:32 AM
681.

Absolutely beautiful photos

Posted by Rich March 6, 09 06:34 AM
682.

Amazing imagery, truly breathtaking.

Posted by Pedro Sttau March 6, 09 07:28 AM
683.

how can i send my picture there?

Posted by miguel March 6, 09 09:41 AM
684.

Fabulous....

With a daughter working in London and living in Battersea, these photos give my British wife and this ole Yankee a feeling of being closer to her. Makes us want to
visit more than once a year to this incredible city of all cities.

Posted by John "GIL" Gilbert March 6, 09 10:40 AM
685.

.I have been a Brit expat living in Peru for many years. The wonderful pictures of London by night are incredible and came as a shot in the arm !

Alan Smith....Lima Peru

Posted by Anonymous March 6, 09 12:24 PM
686.

Stunning! I just love this capital city most of all.Light pollution???????

Posted by Christine P March 6, 09 12:35 PM
687.

Fabulous pictures! Gives me the "wander lust."

Posted by Rosemary T. Johnston March 6, 09 01:17 PM
688.

Great work Jason - I'm guessing you've done sort of High Dynamic Range treatment, or have photoshopped together different exposures of the same shot?

Posted by Olly March 6, 09 04:21 PM
689.

The photographer has done a marvelous job,so beautiful to watch every time we see it !!!

Posted by C.V. Raja Rao March 6, 09 08:01 PM
690.

great pictures. The 'Gherkin' though is often reffered to by Londoners as something else ! Something a woman would use to pleasure herself !But great photoes.

Posted by ed March 7, 09 03:27 AM
691.

i love london, and these pictures make it look glamourous. the best one is of stamford bridge. home to the mighty blues. CHELSEA. c'mon you blues......

Posted by Anonymous March 7, 09 03:30 AM
692.

A beautiful night worth the "1001 nights" in London. A great idea from a genious photograph

Posted by FMC Galiano March 7, 09 04:08 AM
693.

I have been an expat living in Peru for many years,these wonderful picturesw gave me a shot in the arm,absolutely delightful to behold.

Posted by Alan Smith March 7, 09 10:52 AM
694.

They're breathtaking, I could look at those for hours :)

Posted by J C Staggs March 7, 09 08:08 PM
695.

they are cheating by taking the pictures at night time when it's pretty and not in the day when it looks like grey

Posted by Anonymous March 8, 09 12:31 AM
696.

These pictures are truly phenomenal !!!!!!!!!!
We honestly do live in an amazing city and it is always easy to take it or granted. Often when I drive across the bridges at night I see the way London is lit up on the horizon.

Well done more of these please.

Regards
Londoner

Posted by Anonymous March 8, 09 01:33 PM
697.

True photographic art.
The photo's portray what makes our London so special and worth preserving.

Posted by Gwendoline Anne SYMONDS March 8, 09 03:00 PM
698.

My God! Absolutely gorgeous! I just love London. I'll be back for sure because that city charmed me for life. I feel like getting on the next plain just to wonder on the London streets. Good job, Mr. Jason Hawkes!

Posted by Madalina, Bucharest, RO March 8, 09 06:52 PM
699.

Anyone that can make Shepards Bush look good is not to be ignored

Posted by Henry March 9, 09 02:23 AM
700.

Thank you for such wonderful pics, they are truly great. I was born in London in
1936 and stayed there throughout the war. The state of poor old London after
the German bombs thad taken their toll was tragic, but to see it today in your pics goes to show how lucky we are to be born British, Once a Londoner, always a Londoner it never goes away.
Thank you

Posted by Monty March 9, 09 06:21 AM
701.

As a Yorkshire man , now living in Adelaide ,since 1970 and retired
,i went to London on a shool trip from Hull Yorkshire in 1937 ,then when we flew
from Heathrow to Australia theonly visit s , these photos are well FANTASTIC..
WHAT ELSE CAN ONE SAY?.

Posted by Raymond. Bell. March 9, 09 06:25 AM
702.

unbelievable!! stunning!
I'm absolutely speechless !

Posted by Orin ( Israel ROCK ) March 9, 09 07:51 AM
703.

I have just seen shanghai photos and i was impressed after seeing LONDON I am double impressed

Posted by DR BAKI March 9, 09 08:36 AM
704.

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing. All very spectacular; my favourite is Chelsea Football Ground. Memories of my father - he always rooted for Chelsea and never missed a game on a Saturday afternoon. Ex Londoner, now living in British Columbia.

Posted by Barbara Valerie March 9, 09 04:16 PM
705.

london is so beautiful ^^

Posted by Anonymous March 9, 09 05:38 PM
706.

These pictures do not show what a filthy dump London is these days full of low lives and scroungers on benefits and illegals.
Alan ,Brisbane.

Posted by john plummer March 10, 09 05:25 AM
707.

AMAZING

Posted by Gail Robinson March 10, 09 05:25 AM
708.

I tell you guys I haven't had a chance to see such as amazing pictures
with a beautiful scenes with the fascinating background.

Posted by S.E.Mamujee. Ontario.Canada March 10, 09 09:00 AM
709.

ENJOYED VIEWING SO MUCH, LIKE A PRISTINE,CLINICAL, FUTURISTIC UNIVERSE, SO MUCH MORE PLEASANT WITHOUT,TRAFFIC, ROADWORKS, PEOPLE...I SHALL CONTINUE LANGUISHING IN THAT BUBBLE FOR SOMETIME, PERCHANCE TO DREAM...AN OLD COCKNEY REBEL...DO I LOVE THEE LET ME COUNT THE WAYS. SUZY

Posted by SUSAN TWITCHINGS March 10, 09 06:49 PM
710.

speechless

Posted by riya March 11, 09 08:17 AM
711.

These are beautiful! Had no idea London was so huuuuuuuuge. I'm from the U.S. and have a great, great uncle or great, great something buried in the Abby so this it is wonderful to see just where that is!

Posted by ShaLeee March 11, 09 01:58 PM
712.

Magnificent. A favorite place in the world...

Posted by Carol March 11, 09 07:43 PM
713.

I wish more Brits could see what a wonderful place London really is. I was fortunate to fly in at dusk one day and the pilot suggested we look out of the window. It was awesome.
Fabulous photography which need to be put in a book and sold in the UK.

Posted by Ian March 12, 09 06:49 AM
714.

Awesome pictures. My husband, daughter and I were there in June/july of 07. We toured up to Edinbourough down to Brighton Beach and over to Wales....Breath taking. I am an American but those pictures make me homesick to go again.

Posted by Stephanie Presgraves March 12, 09 12:39 PM
715.

it's a pity that it looks more gorgeous from above than below: I have witnessed the cardboard box inhabitants of Blackfriars Bridge of the 80s during Thatcher's regime of terror: and now? J'ai aucune idee! Probably the same. Liza of Collingham

Posted by Anonymous March 12, 09 04:26 PM
716.

looks like it's on fire, bright orange and yellow and a touch of blue....

Posted by spyder March 13, 09 05:41 PM
717.

I NEVER SAW LONDON IN REALITY, BUT IT'S AMAZING.
I'M AN ROUMANIAN MAN ANA I LIKE G.B.

Posted by VICTOR March 14, 09 04:36 AM
718.

I NEVER SAW LONDON IN REALITY, BUT IT'S AMAZING.
I'M AN ROUMANIAN MAN ANA I LIKE G.B.
NU AM VAZUT NICI O DATA LONDRA IN REALITATE, DAR ESTE UIMITOARE,
SUNT DIN ROMANIA SI IMI PLACE G.B.

Posted by VICTOR March 14, 09 04:39 AM
719.

Absolutely amazing! These views confirm the awe one feels even at ground level. Magnificent!!

Posted by Monica Arellano-Ongpin March 14, 09 03:56 PM
720.

My husband was born and brought up in the isle of dogs, in the 30,s40,s50, and 60,s.
Wow how it has all changed,
Me I am a livepudlian.

Posted by joanne roberts March 14, 09 07:41 PM
721.

SO VERY BEAUTIFUL AND THANKFUL FOR FRIENDS THAT SENT IT TO ME TO ENJOY THESE WONDERFUL SIGHTS.I WILL SEND IT ALSO TO OTHERS THAT THEY TOO MAY ENJOY THE WONDERS OF LONDON

Posted by ROSE March 15, 09 04:09 PM
722.

Absolutely fabulous, beautiful photos......don't know w hat else to say...

Posted by Sam March 15, 09 08:32 PM
723.

Where are all the agreements or otherwise with my comments of the 10th March?
It used to be a nice place but now it's the pits.
It may look OK from the air but.

Posted by john Plummer March 16, 09 01:04 AM
724.

My dad was a Londoner and tramped the streets of Lambeth and Wandsworth Districts as a lad - he came to Australia aged 14 on his own as a crew member of the SS Jervis Bay - later sunk in world war 2
Thanks for such beaut photos - they help me to imagine something of the area that he lived in

Posted by Megan Scott March 16, 09 01:58 AM
725.

WOW what a big change in the Beautiful city since I was last there in 1946 not as many lights back then as we had fly over London at night in 1946 and as Churchill once said WE MAY BE DOWN BUT WE WILL NEVER BE OUT in a speach he made to the combined US and UK troops at Bushy Park RAF and USAAC (USAF) Combined Headquartes BEAUTIFUL PICTURES and well put togeather, THANK YOU for the memories of a new London

Posted by Jim W ex USAAC (USAF) March 16, 09 07:47 AM
726.


Too bad this is not on my 42" Television Screen, it would
just be awesome to look at. Just beautiful.
I was supposed to go to London in 1976, unfortunately
I was unable to... Thank you Karen.

Posted by Rogwer Daher March 16, 09 11:51 AM
727.

The word amazing can't describe the wonders of London!
The best city in the world!! It should be compulsory to visit London at least once in life! Great job!!

Posted by Matheus Borges March 16, 09 10:47 PM
728.

JUST BRILLIANT. LOVELY TO SEE THE POSITIVE THINGS OF LONDON. WELL DONE.

Posted by JASWANT SINGH JESSY March 17, 09 04:34 PM
729.

I came on holiday to london for christmas and nye last december i fell in love with this city.Very beautiful and i really enjoyed my holiday.Looking forward to come again.Maybe next August.

Posted by christian from malta March 17, 09 06:54 PM
730.

LONDON-- AT ITS LOVELIEST -PLEASE IGNORE THE WHINGERS AND KEEP LOOKING GREAT -- I AM VERY PROUDLY FORWARDING THESE PICTURES TO EVERY E-MAIL ADDRESS I CAN ..

Posted by P.S.JAGGEE March 17, 09 11:10 PM
731.

superb

Posted by raju March 18, 09 06:18 AM
732.

thanks gor the photographor. I really enjoy the fantastic photos!

Posted by claire March 18, 09 10:50 AM
733.

I am a great British mystery fan but have never been to England. Now I feel as if I have seen London - next best thing. Just gorgeous. I am gobsmacked!

Posted by Peg Walz March 19, 09 10:23 PM
734.

Fabulous - I've lived on the other side of the world in Wellington New Zealand for 28 years but London will always be in my soul...

Posted by Carole D March 19, 09 10:26 PM
735.

The only time i visited London was way back in 1982 as a little 12yr old girl.Though i stayed there only for 3 days i have very fond memories of visiting Madame Tussauds,Oxford Street n not to forget sittin in the black cab.Goin by these pics I do notice that the city has really changed since my last visit!But i can feel the pulse of the city remainin the same,Vibrant ie.After seein these pics id really love to go back for a nice holiday n also take my kids along.Hope that happens soon!Till then as the sayin goes"Long live the Queen" i say Long live London!

Posted by Kiran kirpalani March 20, 09 02:40 PM
736.

Your truly a Great Photographer! London looks simply beautiful, I can't wait to go see it next month!!! I am from California.

Posted by Violet March 20, 09 03:39 PM
737.

Definitely time for a third visit to this beautiful city

Posted by PLB March 20, 09 07:40 PM
738.

Hi,I was in London in November and saw many of these sights from the Big Eye. But WOW these are just amazing,what an eye you have. I now live on the USA and have for 39 years,but oh how I miss my London,you can take the girl out of it but can not take it out of the girl,Thanks so much Frances,Connecticut,USA

Posted by Frances March 20, 09 11:46 PM
739.

If Global Warming was a reality then I thank London for the wonderful use of electricity, truly brilliant, as we all need to maximise CO2 if it causes warming so as to combat the freezing weather that will often occur during the remainder of the 27 year Cold/Wet that we moved into 3 years ago. Unfortunately the idea that coal burning etc leads to elevated temperatures re CO2 production and hence heats the earths atmosphere is simply a fraudulent idea emanating from the US in the late 1980's to give credence to Carbon Trading.

Posted by Kerry Steggles March 21, 09 01:23 AM
740.

lovely London photos.

Posted by Anonymous March 21, 09 11:53 AM
741.

there is no more living truth than what has been captured in the silence of a click on this camera
The pictures are filled with awe,music,soul,love and mystique. They are a culmination of hundreds of years of civilization, monarchies, reformations, wars, human suffering ,life and death.
I love to feel the beauty of what has been captured in the flow of energy throughout the photograph journal.
Congratulations and thank you for this gift .

Posted by albert Philion March 21, 09 10:10 PM
742.

there is no more living truth than what has been captured in the silence of a click on this camera
The pictures are filled with awe,music,soul,love and mystique. They are a culmination of hundreds of years of civilization, monarchies, reformations, wars, human suffering ,life and death.
I love to feel the beauty of what has been captured in the flow of energy throughout the photograph journal.
Congratulations and thank you for this gift .

Posted by albert Philion March 21, 09 10:12 PM
743.

I left London a long time ago. I sometimes wish - like now - to be living there gain. I can even estimate where I used to live. Quite amazing and very impressive.

Congratulations.

Posted by Terry Fretten March 22, 09 04:57 AM
744.

I've been to London several times and ,after seeing these pictures, I hope to come back soon. To cap it all, I wish I could fly to see this lovely city the way I've seen it today. This is a breathtaking gift for our eyes. Simply awesome. Well done Jason, Each picture is a true masterpiece.

Posted by Albert Montraveta March 22, 09 01:52 PM
745.

Simply the best!!

Posted by Azz March 23, 09 05:18 AM
746.

Its superb photpgraphy ........Atleast I can see the beautiul london in photos. I love the grat photography..... really it's very beautiful.

Posted by Ashwini March 25, 09 02:15 AM
747.

Beauty....the night background makes it even better

Posted by Kunle March 25, 09 06:36 AM
748.

wonderful I have never seen anything like it before well done ,

Posted by jean hamilton March 25, 09 05:31 PM
749.

absolutely amazing photos

Posted by ben March 25, 09 09:58 PM
750.

read comment 657.
i totally agree.

Posted by juan March 29, 09 09:05 PM
751.

I too was born in London in 1936 and endured the war years and the Blitz. I also lived and worked there until the early '90's when I retired to the country. I now live in Scotland and on the odd occasion I return to 'the smoke' (Oh yes, I remember those ghastly smogs!) I feel an outsider. It may have its beauty and I am still proud to be called a Londoner but it is such an unfriendly place. I am so glad that I no longer live there and can enjoy the peace and serenity AND friendliness of Scotland. It is also wonderful to be able to see the night sky - invisible in London with all that light pollution.

Posted by David Powell March 30, 09 11:53 AM
752.

LONDON......STILL SHINING.......MARVELOUS PICTURES........WOW.......ITS REALLY MINDBLOWING..............MY DREAM CITY.........

Posted by SALIM.......SINGAPORE March 31, 09 01:09 PM
753.

wow these pics of london are amazing!

Posted by adam April 1, 09 12:18 PM
754.

I'm stunnig
I want more photos from Rome

Posted by carlos April 1, 09 01:32 PM
755.

I loved the pictures, but what massive light pollution. No wonder the night sky is no longer visible to most Londoners.

Posted by Phoebe Merrick April 2, 09 05:51 AM
756.

I have always said that the Greatest City in the world is NOT New York (as they always tell me in America) but London, the beautiful city where I was born and raised. These photos just go to amply demonstrate this.
I believe it was Oscar Wilde who once said that "He who tires of London
tires of life"
Couldn't have put it better myself!

Posted by Jane Bridges April 2, 09 03:53 PM
757.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner that I love London so..................

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THESE WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHS........

Posted by Iris Q April 2, 09 04:31 PM
758.

I met my hubby just after he got demobbed from the Army he become a Black Cab driver in February 1951 until April 1981 when we moved over to Australia, I'm still regard Dear old London as home, your photographs are just so wonderful, I shall forwards to other who will appreciate them, keeping a copy for us.
Thank - thank you so very much Rosa.

Posted by Rosa & Ron Hagger April 2, 09 07:20 PM
759.

very nice photos, so clear

Posted by Heather April 4, 09 12:22 PM
760.

As the saying goes " when a man is tired of London he is tired of life" - | This is particularly true if you are a Londoner which I am thru and thru. My sister who is 85 years of age never tires of making trips to the heart of London; she is constantly boarding buses and trains and walks for hours around her favourite parts of London - it is just great!. Best City in the World! Thank you for bringing London into my home.........

Posted by smcleen April 4, 09 08:11 PM
761.

SIMPLY WONDERFUL.

Posted by C V SANGHANI April 5, 09 06:41 PM
762.

Ëþáîïûòíî! Âñå áû òàê ïèñàëè :)

Posted by ïëoxoÉ April 6, 09 12:09 PM
763.

Absolutely class! im so proud to be a londoner
best city in the world!!
thanks jason.

Posted by martin foskett west london April 6, 09 02:03 PM
764.

crazy beatiful kept in context

Posted by Gretchen Todd April 6, 09 09:56 PM
765.

Absolutely mind blowing views of london, as Samuel Johnson observed the man who is tired of London is tired of life. Makes me proud to be English. London maybe old but one can see she is adaptable and worthy of the 21st century.

Posted by leonard foster NZ April 7, 09 10:50 PM
766.

I have lived in Cape Town for 41 years, born in the UK worked in London and had many visits, oh but did these pictures make me homsick & want to weep,
just BEAUTIFUL and a tug at my heart for London.

Posted by Ann April 8, 09 01:35 PM
767.

Gorgeous!!!

Posted by Ian and Joy April 8, 09 03:55 PM
768.

i soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wanna live there. it is breath taking.

Posted by Brandi April 9, 09 01:08 PM
769.

i have always wanted to go to London now i am sure some day i will. your pictures are amazing; i am studying photography an i hope some day i could take this cane of pictures just like you; they are amazing and beautiful!!!!!!

Posted by mariel gomez April 9, 09 03:17 PM
770.

Stunning- thats the only word i can think of
Can you tell us more about the technical aspects of the shoot, like what lens were used, exposure, shutter speeds and was any kind of software correction used? Did you use any fixed focal length lenses ? I am also particularly curious about the gryo stablized mounts that would have been used for the shot ? Finally how did you manage to shoot all this from a helicopter, were u lying flat on the helicopter floor , did you continously radio the pilot for a particular shot location or just shot things as you saw them. Approximately from what height did you click all of these pictures, Am an amateur photographer myself and I dream to take stuff like that.

Posted by Deepak April 16, 09 04:44 AM
771.

Fantastic pictures. I love London. I think it's my favorite city.

Posted by Bob Hoehl April 18, 09 08:18 AM
772.

Fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing.

Posted by Chris Hudson-Brading April 19, 09 07:39 AM
773.

Absolutely amazing to say the least. My daughter and son-in-law (Londoner) live in Kent. I know London doesn't look like this during the day, but the night view takes your breath away. Fantastic and beyond genius photography. Truly God's gift to all of us. Thank you.

Posted by Stella Schofield, Sheboygan, WI April 21, 09 01:17 PM
774.

Great pictures..great City. Working there is a great experience.

Posted by Norman Malthouse April 23, 09 04:06 PM
775.

The photos are great. London will be a great city to live in if you throw all the Brits out of it!!!!

Posted by jo April 27, 09 01:12 AM
776.

Great photographs!
How can I've been away from London for so long?

Posted by Dory April 27, 09 07:42 AM
777.

Well, they are such magnificent photos one is awstruck. But I wish you could go back to seventy years ago, just before the war and take the same pictures in daytime - I worked in Thames House, Millbank - and I could drool over my memories!
But still, Thanks!

Posted by Betty Chapman April 28, 09 03:06 AM
778.

Was just reading the comments through and noted this one above from Betty Chapman.

Just in case you happen to read this Betty, I did a book of aerial views over London with library images taken from around 1920 - 45. I then re shot the image as it looked. The book was called Over London and was published in 1990 by Harper Collins, perhaps you could pick up a copy on Amazon. It really was quite a nice book, amazing how some of London had changed beyond all recognition
and other parts were still indentical.

In answer to question 770. Images are shot on Nikon equipment, Raw files put through Lightroom, an Adobe product. Obviously the main difficulty is over coming the vibrarion of the helicopter using very slow shutter speeds, for which I use a specially constructed mount with gyro stabalizers.

Jason Hawkes.

Posted by Jason Hawkes April 28, 09 07:49 AM
779.

I never had been to London but after seeing the beutiful pictures sent to me by my brother in law Mr. Gopal Jalan, I feel that I must get a ticket immideately.

Posted by Dr. Anand Prakash April 28, 09 10:06 PM
780.

Read ALL the comments - I couldn't add more to this beautiful City.
Stayed in the Isle of Dogs last year - beside the Thames /
A Memory will shine for the rest of my living life
Thank You.

Posted by Trish Hale May 5, 09 02:24 AM
781.

Those pics r bloody amazing! I've NEVER seen London like that!! They r soooooo amazing!

Posted by Charlotte May 5, 09 07:07 AM
782.

I haven't been to London for 32 years after leaving it at the age of 18. Wow is all I can say. The photos were just stunning.

Posted by Carol Morgan May 5, 09 07:22 AM
783.

I LOVE LONDON

Posted by romina May 5, 09 03:02 PM
784.

egyszeruen gyonyoru varos :)

Posted by Pista May 6, 09 05:17 AM
785.

hey that is london, i very liked to london and gng 2 london

Posted by mithun vaidya May 6, 09 08:01 AM
786.

Am a retired American/dualed Brit by naturalization. Now live in East Anglia up on the North Sea. but retired from and lived in London. Was so glad to get out of the city, but these breathtaking pictures make me want to go back. Indeed will next be there this Sat the 16th of May. BEAUTIFUL! Much better than on the ground :-)

Posted by Bob May 11, 09 06:13 PM
787.

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice pictures! very nice pictures! I (L) london, but it looks like someone made a lot of efects on them, a lot of shocking lights i like it

Posted by flor May 15, 09 08:19 PM
788.

Wow it's just fantastic minbloing superb out of the wold

Posted by Soumia May 16, 09 09:34 AM
789.

Top job Jason Hawkes! Those of you who want to see more should check out the link at the top of the article to his website.
I often fly over the city at different times of the day and night and often marvel at the stunnning views these pictures really do it justice.
Proud to call it home.

Posted by Ham Patel May 16, 09 06:35 PM
790.

They are wonderfull..........You took all my favourits place in London

Posted by Serena May 18, 09 10:03 AM
791.

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Posted by Äàíèèë May 20, 09 03:17 PM
792.

Simply breathtaking images! Insightful technical and visual artistry. I am amazed that the gyroscopic equipment can sufficiently dampen vibration.

Posted by Bill Meyer : CHICAGO May 25, 09 05:48 PM
793.

JASON!!! You made my day, heck you even made my month! That stuff is gold, your are amazing to share it! London is my favorite city in the world, I dont know what it is, but there is something about that place that grasps my breath! Amazing stuff man, keep doing your thing, your amazing!!

Posted by Firas Kay May 27, 09 03:53 AM
794.

absolutely breathtaking , what can i say Superb, stunning, phenomenal,
Wow
thanks jason great work!

Posted by aseil pockarroba May 27, 09 02:36 PM
795.

Incredible breathtaking photographs of London by night!

Posted by RS Sarma May 29, 09 01:43 AM
796.

awsome

Posted by maroof May 29, 09 01:23 PM
797.

I WANTED TO SEE ALL THE BEAUTIFULL THINGS IN THE WORLD.
THIS IS PICTURE OF LONDON IS THE BEST

Posted by SRINIVAS May 31, 09 03:10 PM
798.

I lived in London for a year, and I found that is, without a doubt, THE WORLD'S CAPITAL. Always nostalgic about the streets the pubs, the river sights.....
Greetings from Colombia.

Posted by Nicolas May 31, 09 11:51 PM
799.

Never been to London, always wanted to go there - now ALL THE MORE!

Posted by Neil June 3, 09 02:35 AM
800.

Beautiful pics!

Posted by Lorraine Smith June 3, 09 09:53 PM
801.

London is indeed beautiful. A cosmopolitan city that welcomes everyone, no matter what. Jason's pictures show that so well.

I am proud to have been born and brought up there, have been out of the city for twelve years now, and apart from the horrendous driving, never tire of it.

Posted by mscasey June 6, 09 05:25 AM
802.

good what to say

Posted by ravichandrran.s. June 8, 09 11:32 PM
803.

Beautiful photos ... I love LONDON so much ... I enjoy, when I visit LONDON again!

Posted by Helen June 9, 09 02:35 AM
804.

REALY NICE, ILOVE THEM PICTURES, THATS MY SECOND HOME.
THANKX A LOT GOD BLESS U. KEEP UP THE GOOD JOB,
CAN WAIT FOR MY NEXT VISIT, SEE ALL MY FREINDS AGAIN
FROM LIZZY SOUTH AFRICA, SOWETO.

Posted by THOKO LIZZY ZANDAMELA June 12, 09 04:47 PM
805.

Wonderful photos - i justy want to return to my beloved London - people in the North where I live now do not know what they are missing.

Posted by Anonymous June 12, 09 04:59 PM
806.

is this in our world?
naresh bhatia, bareilly (u.p) india

Posted by naresh June 15, 09 02:55 AM
807.

I discovered this site with these fantastic photos of London about a year ago and have sent it to almost everybody I know. I've been wanting to go to London all my life, and this makes me want to go even more. I will do it before I croak!!! Thanks for a beautiful website.

Posted by Nancy McCoy - USA June 15, 09 08:02 PM
808.

I besen there 7 years now i'm missing london so much and wants to come back

Posted by jia June 17, 09 09:34 AM
809.

Facinating. The reality however is not.
Come on you guys, stop looking through rose tinted glasses ; living in London (unless you are in the top 10% wealth group) is very expensive, and the social engineering in the UK over the years has created a low wage micro economy in the Greater London area. Outside its Touristy Bits, London is an overcrowded, dirty, congested, and a polluted City, which is full of descrimination, crime, drugs, abusement, et al. However ; I guess you can fit this discription to most large cities in the world today.
Also ; these pictures show the amount of energy that can apparently be consumed by a major city without any environmental or social responsibility. Wonder what the Carbo Footprint is Mr Lord Major ( Boris Johnson ). When the power fails, and the Generation Companies ( most owned by overseas corporations ) want to reduce their operating costs for their shareholders ( also
mostly overseas ), the Power generators and UK Gov ask the domestic residents to cut back on their consumption, and go without this and that, whilst the commercial interest lights and signs glow brightly. Go figure.
Richard - Babyboomer - Ex UK - Now living in Auckland, NZ ( which unfortuanately is going in the same direction, for the same commercial interests and Centrl Gov Economic Model ) . Shame.

Posted by Richard Green June 18, 09 01:52 AM
810.

I lived in and hated the underground and the suffocating weather but the city is beautiful and friendly.I would like to see Paris ,San Francisco and other cities photos.Thank you Jason for these photos.They make me eager to see London again.

Posted by betto gent June 18, 09 03:13 AM
811.

very nice i m comin there

Posted by Anonymous June 18, 09 12:35 PM
812.

amazing, I love that city. wonderful photos.

Posted by Ezequiel July 1, 09 01:21 PM
813.

These are great photos. I love the City, its not perfect like any City but no where in this world is.
I am a flight Attendant have been for 7 years, I have seen the world and some amazing Cities. No where compares to London for Theatre, a night out, walking around and taking in the buildings and sights, I love it.

Posted by Michael July 8, 09 12:28 PM
814.

Coolest city in the world =)

Posted by spidey July 8, 09 04:34 PM
815.

Awesome photos, there only two weeks ago, for a few days to visit family back home, 23 years in Northern Ireland now.
Its amazing to see tower of london sitting there over thousand years almost. How they could never of imagined to see a picture from the sky and there mighty castle looking so small.

Posted by John Cook July 8, 09 05:05 PM
816.

Very nice! Not sure what the red team is doing at an empty Chelsea stadium. I wish London was really this nice all year around. The problem is that it rains so much and it is hard to believe it can be this beautiful.

Posted by Robin Grantly July 21, 09 02:50 AM
817.

brillant!!

Posted by ±è¼Ò¿¬ July 27, 09 12:01 AM
818.

COOOOL!!!!!!!!!

Posted by KOREAN KIM July 27, 09 02:38 AM
819.

Spectacular pictures, as a Londoner it makes me really proud to live in such a beautiful city, but doesn't anyone find in strange that every single light in every single building is on, Maybe they have been photo shopped for effect or we are really screwing up the environment

Posted by Frinny July 31, 09 05:32 AM
820.

I was looking up some pixs to see how London looked during the blitz and ran across these wow it is just amazing how strong and beautiful London became. congratulation son your comeback from such a tragedy. I visited Londond in 2007 and had a wonderful time with its history and beauty.

Posted by Juliet Nashville August 1, 09 11:31 PM
821.

What fabulous photos of London, we have decided we must visit again (: !!!

Posted by Emma & Heather August 5, 09 06:44 PM
822.

VVVEEERRRYYY NNNIIICCCEEE!!!

Posted by SNEHAL August 9, 09 01:59 AM
823.

photography out of this world. BRILLIANT

Posted by MICHAEL S SIMPSON August 12, 09 01:58 PM
824.

Thanks for such beaut photos

Posted by Tatiana Matnina August 14, 09 12:55 PM
825.

London is indeed beautiful..!!! London forever!!!!
Congratulations and thank you for this gift !)

Posted by Mile Malkova August 16, 09 09:14 AM
826.

Amazing stuff Jason. Thank you for sharing the pictures - it's very generous of you. What an amazing sight.

Posted by Linda Thackeray August 17, 09 01:08 PM
827.

THANK YOU, JASON. WHAT BEAUTY!!! WHAT A TALENT!!! KEEP IT GOING.

Posted by Ann Edwards August 20, 09 11:33 PM
828.

Makes me appreciate even more the exceptional knowledge and patience of all London Cab drivers.

Posted by John W-J September 8, 09 05:45 AM
829.

Exquisite work Jason...you've really captured the Beauty of London.
Look forward to seeing more of your work.

Posted by sue clarke September 17, 09 07:07 AM
830.

Hey Jason,
I took my friend on a brief tour of London on Monday night & then I remembered your photos.... I will send the web link of your fabulous pics as a goodbye present - she returns to SA on Friday.

Thanks again for sharing the beauty & your talent

PJ

Posted by Peju September 23, 09 01:35 PM
831.

Posted by David Powell March 30, 09 11:53 AM - you've been away too long Mate - living in Scotland for 20 years has turned you into a miserable git like the rest of em. Don't bother coming back

Posted by Jon Doel September 29, 09 11:25 AM
832.

Oh, it's so beautiful!!! I don't think that this city could be so amazing at night... I'm waiting my first trip there at the end of this month, i suppose it will be great time for me.
by the way, I'm from Kazakhstan!

Posted by Bayan October 1, 09 12:25 AM
833.

I was born in London and have had London as my home for the last 76 years, never before have I realised how beautiful London is until these lovely pictures came to me, how lucky we are to have our London, thank you so much for taking these pictures and letting us all appreciate them.

Posted by Irene Levy October 7, 09 06:04 AM
834.

London at its best

Posted by john lane October 7, 09 12:46 PM
835.

The pictures are stunning, it reminds me of being there few years ago.

Posted by Aziz October 12, 09 12:49 AM
836.

Just THANK YOU !

Posted by Edwige October 14, 09 03:24 AM
837.

I love to see Images of London.These are very beautifull pictures.Tomorrow i will go to london and take the beautifull pictures of London

Posted by Zeba ali October 17, 09 06:09 AM
838.

The old song comes to mind: "Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner, that I love London so..." these photographs validate my feelings. After 50 years away, I still get homesick.

Posted by Poppy October 28, 09 06:44 PM
839.

Can almost see where I live on one of the photos of the Isle of Dogs. I love living and working in London, it's a great city even if it does have its down side but what large city doesn't? Well worth a visit if you can.

Another fantastic set of photos from Mr. H.

Posted by Jimbob October 29, 09 05:57 PM
840.

I just say!!!!!!!
LONDON, SEE YOU SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by Katty October 30, 09 03:41 PM
841.

London at its best

VVVEEERRRYYY NNNIIICCCEEE!!!

Posted by harshad November 5, 09 06:05 AM
842.

Veiwing these pictures has left me speechless!

Posted by Ron Richo November 9, 09 07:40 AM
843.

its just amazing ! one must see all these.

Posted by snehal November 11, 09 08:07 AM
844.

Really enjoyable...Thank you so much for sharing.

Posted by Paresh November 12, 09 11:50 AM
845.

its really very amazing,i am lovin it.i really want to see the beutiful london city

Posted by Roopali November 13, 09 10:51 AM
846.

AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING!

Posted by Roberta F. November 29, 09 05:39 PM
847.

Wow. Really makes me want to go back on vacation. My most fave city in the world!!

Posted by Roz December 8, 09 03:42 AM
848.

pictures are amazing, but from the ground london look different - pretty sad!

Posted by amorfati December 11, 09 07:59 AM
849.

I'm a Londoner (from 1935 and still going) and always been proud of it.
I have enjoyed seeing these great photo's and I understand how others are proud of London also.

Posted by Tony Lock December 11, 09 04:14 PM
850.

stunned by the beauty of these images. Will be hunting out more of Jason's work

Posted by Shahina December 23, 09 05:09 AM
851.

It is amazing that such a tiny island could have colonized so many great nations, interfering with their cultures and destabilizing so many peoples way of life.
If the rest of the world is to become like all this major cities i think that would be so boring, all man made structures and no more nature.

Posted by eric December 24, 09 11:23 PM
852.

As an expatriate Cockey of some 50 years, I wish to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart for those wonderful pictures.Having witnessed what that great city and its people endured during the Blitz,I can only add,Well done London, you are still the greatest city in the world and you remain in my heart,although I am thousands of miles away. John.

Posted by J. Novak December 26, 09 05:16 PM
853.

Great set of photographs. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Yvon Maurice January 3, 10 11:10 AM
854.

Beauty at its best...simple breath taking...no wonder its one of my Fav place in the world

Posted by ritu January 12, 10 03:56 AM
855.

Amazing, fascinating London,
looks great during night....

Posted by Fazal ur Rehman January 16, 10 10:10 PM
856.

FABULI-CITY!

Posted by Trish, White River. South Africa February 8, 10 12:14 PM
857.

What wonderful pictures of a wonderful city. I want to ride the ferris
wheel, stroll down the Thames, shop in the malls, worship in the churches, drink in the pubs, stroll in the art galleries, eat in the restaurants and kiss a Bobbie for working so hard to try to keep it safe. You could spend a lifetime and still be discovering what London has to offer. Jason's talent is huge. Greetings from snowy Indiana.....

Posted by Wini Waite February 14, 10 02:49 PM
858.

beautiful

Posted by raghavendra February 25, 10 10:55 AM
859.

You've really done the world's best city proud Jason, take a bow.

Posted by Lou March 5, 10 09:52 AM
860.

I love, love these pictures. What a wonderful city!

Posted by Joanna Burton March 5, 10 11:55 AM
861.

Still a hole, whichever way you photograph it.

Posted by Jackomo March 5, 10 12:35 PM
862.

city built on slavery and empire. beauitiful yes but wonderous? not.
being on the ground paints a very different picture then these bird eye views. it is too big and too expansibve. although i love it i dont think this is what most of you would love. being from the east originally i miss the nature. i miss the kind people.

Posted by afaq ali March 8, 10 02:33 AM
863.

The best way to view London, because you cannot see the dross that live there; even if I can see the building I was born in. I chose to leave and now live in the best city in the World: Vancouver Canada (official).
I am interested to know what ISO & f-stop was used, with the low light and movement combined, how can you get such sharp pictures?

Posted by John March 9, 10 08:17 PM
864.

wow!!
It's sooooo nice!!
did you on the plane?

Posted by yachi March 27, 10 12:32 AM
865.

It's amazing!!!

Posted by Anonymous April 2, 10 01:17 AM
866.

Fantastic pictures. I love London. I think it's my favorite city and i go there as soon as!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Rocky Singh April 24, 10 06:29 AM
867.

Fantastic pictures. I love London. I think it's my favorite city and i go there as soon as!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Rocky Singh April 24, 10 07:17 AM
868.

I have personally been to every state of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii! Fortunate in all of my travels to visit 53 other countries! We even went through the Panama Canal where the my ship stopped and we had a swim call at the highest point! I've never been to London. 'Disabled and no longer traveling! I'm very thankful for the Internet and my ability to visit in this manner anyway. Thank you for this additional and delightful experience!

Posted by Bill Ammerman April 29, 10 11:45 PM
869.

Very Nice Pixs I Wish One Day I Will Bee There,,, This Country Is My Wish Coz Its So Nice,,Beautifull And Blessed With God,,,

Posted by shane May 16, 10 05:28 PM
870.

Jason, you are crazy . . . .
where are another city photos ?, Paris, Madrid?
Ooooh awsome images !

Posted by A.Sayagiri May 26, 10 02:12 AM
871.

Damn good pics and i have no words to say.

Posted by kashif June 13, 10 05:26 PM
872.

You are much missed John 863; sorry Canada!

Great photography whatever you think of the subject. I've lived in London all my life and have never seen it captured better, Jason you're a star.

Posted by Bruce June 28, 10 07:24 AM
873.

This is a very nice to see the pictures

Posted by saroj July 7, 10 09:50 AM
874.

من ایرانی هستم بسیار بسیار زیبا و قشنگ بود
خیلی دوست دارم که یک سفر به لندن داشته باشم

Iranian I am very, very nice and was pretty
I'd love a trip to London, I have

+989359684466

Posted by Shahin July 15, 10 08:40 AM
875.

great photo's,

message to jo, posting 775, maybe if declared war against the rest of Europe and the yanks supported us then maybe the whole of London would be cleared out of 'brits' by 'friendly fire'?!! just a thought!!!

Posted by stuart August 3, 10 07:34 AM
876.

superb work.........
after watchin the pics feels to visit London City over n over...

Posted by Hussain August 20, 10 06:41 PM
877.

what a nice place!!!!

Posted by sandra August 28, 10 07:41 AM
878.

my prayer is to come over there

Posted by Anonymous September 11, 10 09:44 AM
879.

Well dome they are great.
Have a look at my Dome with a super long exposure.

Posted by ADLER CHALK September 22, 10 02:50 PM
880.

Sooooooooooo, Nice picture. thanks for photo.. i like it toooooooooooo much... plz send all the more attractive photo on my id.

Posted by kin. October 16, 10 04:13 AM
881.

Feel like calm and peaceful in this city.
very very impressive also beautiful.
If i have a chance I want to go there.
and I hope that will be see this real beautiful seesight through own my eyes.

Posted by JUN October 26, 10 08:40 PM
882.

Even I see this beautifulcity's seesight through these photograph.
I feel that calm and peaceful of this city.
As soon as possible I'll hope real this fantastic seesight in my eyes.

Posted by JUN October 26, 10 08:46 PM
883.

this is the most beautiful place I have seen.London is very nice! I want to go there just one more time!

Posted by linh nguyen November 3, 10 06:34 AM
884.

Absolutely stunning pictures. I'm in America now but this makes me want to move there... nothing short of breathtaking. The greatest city in the world captured beautifully.

Posted by Tim November 16, 10 12:55 AM
885.

AA I GO TO LONDON! awesome!

Posted by Ana Beatriz A. November 19, 10 10:30 PM
886.

Being a born and bred Londoner i have alway's been so proud of my roots and have alway's known of what an amazing city i live in and how lucky i am. But just having looked at there's pitcures onces again proves to me how really lucky and greatful i actually am. Great work Jason, truely great work.

Posted by Tony Ruegg November 24, 10 09:03 AM
887.

Wow it's just fantastic

Posted by mostafa November 28, 10 07:35 AM
888.

great work and amazing

Posted by Anonymous December 7, 10 12:15 PM
889.

i'll put some of them in the frames and hang them against the wall beside my bed. so that i can feel big city athmosphere at night before sleeping. they r so beautiful

Posted by Dedy December 11, 10 10:00 AM
890.

Love all the UK-expat comments here.

Bitter resentment that the country they left behind hasn't fallen apart despite desperately hoping so.

London rocks. It might not have the 1000s of tall buildings like NY or Tokyo, it might have the poor and dispossessed (although they all get a good free education and access to free healthcare and housing...the UK isn't 3rd world despite what the expats promote from their bland ex-British colonies) but the intricacies of the city (captured perfectly here) keep you engaged with life and all its people from wherever they may come from...

You can achieve anything in London. It's open to your ambition. I thank the city for giving me so so much more than I ever dreamed of as a child.

Posted by JJ January 2, 11 06:53 AM
891.

Breathtaking!!! Greatest City on Earth!!!

Posted by Hani Ghraizi January 11, 11 04:26 AM
892.

i love london lived here for past 8 years will never leave

Posted by Ben Dublin February 17, 11 09:54 AM
893.

great i love london and i wish visite it and studing there

Posted by hamadi takfarinas April 2, 11 05:34 PM
894.

I've been in London 3 years ago with school.. NOW I WISH TO GO THERE AGAIN!! beautiful pictures.. they are just,,, AMAZING! I really hope I can go there again sometime..
(greetings from Slovenia)

Posted by Aleksandra April 10, 11 12:25 PM
895.

I have just redescovered these amazing photographs which I was sent by my daughter a year or two ago. I have lived in London for over 50 years but never have I seen it look so glorious..I think this lot should go there to the big world to advertise our Olympic Games next year..what do you say Sebastian & Boris...Oh and David too !!

Posted by David Andrews May 5, 11 01:11 AM
896.

LOVE LONDON, AS A LONDONER I JUST WISH ALL OF US WHO LIVE HERE LOOKED AFTER IT A BIT BETTER.POINTLESS GRAFFITTI AND LITTER, WE COULD DO SO MUCH BETTER.
ITS GREAT TO SEE ALL THE TOURISTS POURING INTO LONDON FOR THE WEDDING ENJOYING IT ALL, HOPE THEY KEEP COMING TO SEE THE 2012 OLYPICS TOO , NEXT YEAR.
WE ARE RETIRED SO WE WILL BE WATCHING IT ALL ON TV WITH A CHILLED GLASS OF CHARDINAY.

Posted by DAVID May 5, 11 02:39 AM
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