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It’s nice to be able to take a shot from high up in this area, but a pity that I’m not square on against these lovely buildings as the angles makes me dislike this image a little more than I should. I’ve sat on it a while and my opinion isn’t changing, but thought I would offer it out to the blog anyway to get other views on it – plus being I’m pretty snowed under at work so haven’t had any processing time lately.
In that light, apologies for the lack of communication in your own photoblogs and on twitter etc; I hope to find a little time this weekend to catch up.
Here we have the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay, a 5 star hotel in Canary Wharf, and one of the first places we arrived during a impromptu photowalk in that area. It’s pretty tough to get a decent and symmetrical shot of this building I found, but a little bit of perspective cropping seemed to have done the trick for the most part.
I like how the curtains are drawn in many of the windows yet others show the blinds and light from within. There was also slight movement in the clouds over the long exposure.
I’ve had several people ask about different areas of my workflow recently, so tomorrow I’m going to post a video which goes through how I work through an image from the initial selection, through Photomatix and using a few filters from Nik and OnOne Software to get to an end product – hope you can come back then and check it out.
This shot was taken from Broadgate Tower during the Open House Weekend early this – oops – I mean last year (it’s going to take a while to get used to saying that).
The dome on the left is the O2 Arena, which I still often call the Millennium Dome, and then the main buildings of Canary Wharf to the right. I shot at 100mm on a cropped sensor with a cheap lens, handheld, 3 brackets and behind a sheet of glass on a sunny day. As such, the quality of the original brackets is not very and it took a bit of effort to clean up the image as best as I could. By the time I had done so, this tone was the only thing that was making it workable for me, and I quite like how it turned out.
Today’s a nice day, and the last one before work continues once again, so I’ll hopefully find the motivation to head out there for a few hours later and start off my 2012 photography.
On a recent Urbex trip we decided to make the most of the high building we were on and stay overnight to watch the sun coming up over London – and my word it was a very nice sunrise. I’ll be sharing other photos with you in the future which shows the lovely reds and blues that were in the sky that morning, but for now here’s one with a lot of the golden colours that were showing.
The main cluster of buildings in the image is know as Canary Wharf. and you can see the o2 Arena (previously known as the Millennium Dome) sneaking a peek through the buildings. In the foreground you can also see Tower Bridge.
I don’t often see dawn, and usually not in London when I do, so this was a nice morning for me.