Canterbury Cathedral - Choir Screen

Canterbury Cathedral – Choir Screen

Perspective is such that you’ll rarely see a shot such as this of the Choir Screen in Canterbury Cathedral. As you progress through the Nave, you are required to ascend steps to this screen. I have deliberately shot this with a head-on perspective. Processing Seven-bracket HDR photograph (seems pointless keep stepping down to three as the 6D handles it) taken …

alistairCanterbury Cathedral – Choir Screen
I know I have lost... (and forgotten)

I know I have lost… (and forgotten)

I’d seen this image in a variety of places, and using Flickr’s Geolocation facilities I tracked it down. In the light of day it wasn’t nearly as atmospheric as I’d hoped, so I’d like to revisit later at night. It’s not nearly as “UrbEx” as it seems, only about two minutes from the Thames and five from London Bridge! Processing …

alistairI know I have lost… (and forgotten)
Viva la ambiance - Canterbury Cathedral - The Nave

Viva la ambiance – Canterbury Cathedral – The Nave

Photographers, especially wedding photographers, with Flash powered websites that blare out music when you enter them (frequently with no discernible way of turning them off) upset me. Which is a shame, as I think this image of the Nave at Canterbury Cathedral could do with Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor playing for atmosphere. So for those who would …

alistairViva la ambiance – Canterbury Cathedral – The Nave
City Hall

City Hall, London – Home of the Greater London Authority

City Hall is currently the home of Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Six hundred full time staff are employed in this building, which despite the unusual shape, is one of the few pieces of modern architecture that doesn’t have a sobriquet (to my knowledge)! Processing Seven-bracket HDR photograph (sharp contrast between shadows and lights) taken using the built-in function on the Canon …

alistairCity Hall, London – Home of the Greater London Authority
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
Looking north from the South Bank

Looking north from the South Bank

Free art galleries? With no queues? We’re spoilt in this country! The South Bank is one of my favourite areas, and the Tate Modern is one of the greatest places in this area. The view from the top floor, looking out is superb; it’s also a crackingly good value restaurant! Processing HDR photograph taken using the built-in bracketing on the Canon …

alistairLooking north from the South Bank
Tower Bridge by Night

Tower Bridge by Night

It’s an area of London that I’ve photographed many times, and I’ll return many more times again! There can be few more iconic shots as Tower Bridge from the South Bank – just a shame the Americans so often confuse it with London Bridge! Processing A seven image HDR taken using the built-in bracketing on the Canon 6D. Conversion to …

alistairTower Bridge by Night
Blackfriars Bridge by Night

Blackfriars Bridge by Night

I often create panoramic images by stitching several photographs together, but in this case this HDR photograph of Blackfriars Bridge, with St Paul’s Cathedral in the background, was created from a single cropped shot. Irritatingly, I’m still getting used to the Canon 6D, whose GPS sucks batteries like nothing else! I foolishly forgot to turn the GPS on for all my …

alistairBlackfriars Bridge by Night
The View from The Shard, Looking North

The View from The Shard, Looking North

The hardest piece to produce, but my favourite. I spend a lot of time around the City, and it’s amazing how quickly the “Cheesegrater” and “Walkie Talkie” are eclipsing the “Gherkin” (yes, every tall building in London does have an absurd sobriquet!) Aperture: ƒ/4.5 Camera: Canon EOS 6D Focal length: 17mm ISO: 1600 Location: Shutter speed: 1/3s Title: The View from …

alistairThe View from The Shard, Looking North