St Peter's Basilica Looking Down the Via della Conciliazione

St Peter’s Basilica Looking Down the Via della Conciliazione

Iconic, by any definition, to the extreme; there can be few views as captivating as St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, the Catholic State in the centre of Rome. Processing The level of contrast and general habit led this to be a seven-exposure HDR on my beloved Canon 6D. Post-processing in Photomatix and Adobe Photoshop CS6. Heavy vignetting (I …

alistairSt Peter’s Basilica Looking Down the Via della Conciliazione
Canterbury Cathedral - The Nave

Canterbury Cathedral – The Nave

Looking West down the Nave (an interesting fact is that most Cathedrals “point” from West to East) with a wide angle lens you can see the sublime 600 year old structure of Canterbury Cathedral. It was designed by Henry Yevele and is 26.5m (82ft) high (a photograph looking up will follow). Much of the window at the end of the …

alistairCanterbury Cathedral – The Nave
The View from The Shard, Looking East

The View from The Shard, Looking East

I already explained what a struggle it was to photograph from the Shard, the windows were grubby, with highly reflective triple glazing. The continual flashes from other camera users further increased the problems. I normally keep any processing under my hat – my use of Photoshop is a ‘trade secret’! But in this case I thought I’d share what I …

alistairThe View from The Shard, Looking East
Steps into the Blue

Steps into the Blue

From the beach in Guillaume, Normandy – I loved the starkness of the beach, the steps and the mizzly sky. Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 50 Shutter speed: 1/2.5s Title: Steps into the Blue

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Radio City, New York

Radio City, New York

This was a pretty complex HDR photograph, though it’s only 9 exposures. NBC Radio City Studios in Manhattan (to give it the full name) dates back to the 1930s and I wanted to captured the old-world feel; neons normally scream ‘cyberpunk’ to me – but in this case increasing sharpness and contrast on the Radio City façade makes it ‘pop’ …

alistairRadio City, New York
Grand Central Station (Inside)

Grand Central Station (Inside)

I only managed one visit to photograph Grand Central Station, and sadly it was a little more cluttered than I hoped. I managed to remove most of the people moving about by taking a total of 18 exposures and photomerging them, however the policeman was not budging! I mentioned before the dislike of tripods in New York, so I was …

alistairGrand Central Station (Inside)
HDR Photograph of the Manhattan skyline

HDR photograph of Manhattan skyline

I decided to lead with the best, and personally this is my favourite view of Manhattan. I’ve just returned from a three day break in New York; my wife’s birthday present, our second honeymoon and also this HDR Photograph of the Manhattan skyline was taken on my birthday. We had a wonderful dinner at the River Cafe, which sits under Brooklyn …

alistairHDR photograph of Manhattan skyline