Picture of the Day: London Twilight
Taken on April 7, 2006, this beautiful photograph shows the famous London Eye as viewed from the rear. It’s a 6 second exposure taken with a Canon 5D and 24-105mm f/4L IS lens at 24mm, f/4 and ISO 50.
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames in London, England. The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft).
It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually. When erected in 1999 it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until surpassed first by the 160 m (520 ft) Star of Nanchang in 2006 and then the 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer in 2008.
Supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as “the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel”. It provides the highest public viewing point, and is the 20th tallest structure, in London. [Source: Wikipedia]