Prater Riesenrad

Prater Riesenrad

As regular readers of this blog will know, I have a tendency to get a wee bit obsessed with some subjects. That is certainly the case for the Riesenrad (giant Ferris wheel) in Vienna. Images of this iconic structure will feature here for several days.

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When we visited in June, we experienced different weather conditions. Initially, the sky was blue and the sun was strong. Then the clouds came, which offered this opportunity to create a silhouette of the structure. Sometimes you just get a bit lucky!

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HMS Belfast @ sunset

HMS Belfast @ sunset

I really liked the background to this photo – the way the lights was catching the Post Office Tower.

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However, I had a lot of trouble processing it. I had used my neutral density filter to cope with shooting towards the strong, low sunlight. This created a silhouette effect throughout the image, including HMS Belfast in the foreground.

So I’ve fiddled with some fill light in the RAW editor and some of the light settings in Photoshop. The end product is close to what I was hoping for… but not quite there yet. I’d like the background to be a bit more silhouette-y.

Any suggestions?

Long shadows

Long shadows

I loved the way that the low sun was creating very long shadows as people strolled along the Southbank on a Saturday evening. We were walking from Tower Bridge towards London Bridge – into the sunlight, leaving the shadows behind us. Somehow, that seems to be an appropriate metaphor given recent events.

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Because of the low sun, I was using a neutral density filter. I haven’t done much in processing – just added a wee bit of fill light.

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)

The passing darkness

The passing darkness

This photo was taken shortly before yesterday’s. My attention was drawn to the dark clouds – as the storm headed away –  contrasting with the light colours of the building.

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But I also like the silhouettes of the cyclists. Capturing these was accidental, but a happy accident as far as I’m concerned.

 

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)