Bridge in the gaps #1

Bridge in the gaps #1

For this shot, I wanted to capture the sweeping curve of the Tay Rail Bridge. I knew that it was feasible to shoot the far side of the bridge through the spans in the foreground.

I’m pleased with how this one turned out. The shimmering river was a bonus; and the sunlight starburst (not added afterwards) was a complete fluke!

Taken at Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee.

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Tay-side

Tay-side

I recently visited Dundee, and decided to walk along the path beside the River Tay (rather than visit the V&A). It was a beautiful, clear, warm autumn day, so the outside option, away from the crowds, was a clear winner.

I was enjoying the way the afternoon sunlight was playing on the surface of the water. I wanted to capture that as well as the structure of the bridge. This has turned out quite close to how I intended it. Ideally, I would have caught a bit more sunlight reflecting on the bridge, but it’s close!

Taken at Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee.

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Not original: the sequel #2

Not original: the sequel #2

The difference between this photo and yesterday’s is a bit subtle.

I’ve included the colour of the bus being reflected in the shop window. I wasn’t sure about this when I was processing this image, but I think this works better.

Any views?

Taken at One New Change, London.

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Not original: the sequel #1

Not original: the sequel #1

For this weekend’s ‘alternative treatment’, I’m using the photo that appeared here on Wednesday. I wanted to play with the colour of the passing bus. So it’s another ‘convert and pull through’ version.

I think that this falls into the ‘nearly, but not quite’ category.

Always learning!

Taken at One New Change, London.

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Zooming in

Zooming in

So, my next variation of this image was to zoom in on the dome and the reflections. This eliminated, the people, the shops and other ‘distractions.’

I’m not convinced that it’s as interesting as the other photos that I’ve posted of this scene. What do you think?

Taken at One New Change, London.

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Not original

Not original

Yesterday, I acknowledged that this view was inspired by other photos that I’d seen.

As you can seen from today’s shot, other photographers had similar ideas. There was a small group of photographers (3 or4) alongside me. Then there was this guy – standing in front of us… for ages.

Most of my colleagues (with varying degrees of patience) seemed to be keen to wait for him to move.  I decided to include him in my shot, and to try to capture some of the passers-by. This is the result.

Taken at One New Change, London

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Clear blue

Clear blue

This was taken on a morning with a perfectly clear blue sky. I couldn’t resist combining it with the colours on Southwark Bridge. Simple, yet amazing.

I used a polarising filter. Otherwise, this one’s straight out of the camera.

Taken at Southwark Bridge, London.

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St Paul’s at dusk #2

St Paul’s at dusk #2

As the red was fading from the sunset, my eyes were drawn to the red lights in this shot.

So, my alternative treatment = highlight them by converting to black and white. I’m a bit surprised, and disappointed, that the red isn’t as dominant in this version as it was to my eye at the time or in the coloured version.

Taken at St Paul’s, London.

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St Paul’s at dusk #1

St Paul’s at dusk #1

This shot was taken shortly after one of the fiery sunsets that featured here last week. But, as you can see, the fire had been replaced by a gentle pink glow.

I liked the way that the electric lights were kicking in as the natural light was clinging on to the last of its glory. For me, this is the joy of the ‘blue hour’.

Taken at St Paul’s, London.

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