Waterloo sunset 2

Waterloo sunset 2

Actually, this one is less Waterloo, more Temple/Covent Garden – but that’s not the key issue.

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I love the golden colour of the clouds, as the sun disappears. This shot was taken 12 minutes after yesterday’s entry (and from a different location). The difference in the position of the sun, and the quality of the light is amazing.

Taken from Southwark Bridge looking towards Temple/Covent Garden.

(See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.)

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Waterloo sunset 1

Waterloo sunset 1

Another trip to London; another barrage of photos. This was the view that greeted us shortly after we arrived. We went out for a gentle stroll and were treated to this magnificence.

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I’ve tweaked the levels a wee bit, but otherwise this one is straight out of the camera.

Taken from Southwark Bridge looking towards Waterloo.

(See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.)

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?

A bridge at sunset

A bridge at sunset

I learned a new phrase the other day. Apparently, a straightfae” is a social event immediately at the conclusion of a working day – usually involving the consumption of alcoholic beverages. This was photo was taken as I was going home after a straightfae. For the record, I left early and had not consumed any alcohol, because I was driving. Now that we’ve cleared that up… the photo.

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The sun was setting and casting a glorious golden tone on everything that it touched. The Tay Rail Bridge looked amazing. I have to use my iPhone (the only camera I had with me), so you’ll need to enlarge it to see the effect. I may have mentioned it before, but I do like the panorama feature on the iPhone!

The only processing was a bit of cropping – everything else is straight out of the camera/phone.