An eye for the London eye, part 3 of 5

An eye for the London eye, part 3 of 5

I now posted two stylised images (here and here), that I said I’d rework 5 times. This is Part 3 of 5. I’d be interested to know at the end of the series which you prefer. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 50 Shutter speed: 1/3s Title: An eye for the London eye, part …

alistairAn eye for the London eye, part 3 of 5
An eye for the London eye, part 2 of 5

An eye for the London eye, part 2 of 5

An eye for the London eye, part 2 of 5 Yesterday, I posted a stylised image, that I said I’d rework 5 times. This is Part 2 of 5. I’d be interested to know at the end of the series which you prefer. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 50 Shutter speed: 1/3s Title: …

alistairAn eye for the London eye, part 2 of 5
An eye for the London eye, part 1 of 5

An eye for the London eye, part 1 of 5

I’m a big fan of stylising images, particularly through Photoshop so I’m going to take one image (and I’ll reveal the original at the end of this series) and manipulate it in several ways. I normally have a clear vision of what I’m trying to capture when I fire my shutter, but this image was difficult because there was too …

alistairAn eye for the London eye, part 1 of 5
London Iraqi Bank - Occupied

Iraqi Bank – Occupy #LSX

I gather that this bank on Leadenhall Street has been occupied by Occupy LSX protestors. Seemed like a good opportunity to share this image. Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/60s

alistairIraqi Bank – Occupy #LSX

Cheshire Court, Off Fleet Street

There’s a story behind this, hence the style of the image. On Monday, 21st May, 1827, The Standard Newspaper was first printed at 5 New Bridge Street, Blackfriars (the area was renamed in 1905). Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/5s

alistairCheshire Court, Off Fleet Street
The Opening of Tower Bridge

The Opening of Tower Bridge

Sometimes a shot gets nailed first time, others take ages. This shot was an amazing bit of fortune, as I walked up to London Bridge, as Tower Bridge was opening – that’s the good part. Post-processing was a nightmare though. This is the third iteration of the image, hope you like the effect – there were two failed attempts to …

alistairThe Opening of Tower Bridge
The Punch Tavern, Fleet Street, London

The Punch Tavern, Fleet Street, London

I’m breaking two rules in writing this post; firstly – don’t slander a Barrister, and secondly – HDR images should be subtle, not over-saturated. Well this pub is just off Fleet Street and in my experience mostly populated with drunken Barristers (tautology?) from the Chambers which prevail in this area; it’s got a surreal, stereotypically olde worlde English pub feel …

alistairThe Punch Tavern, Fleet Street, London
Under the line

Under the line

I’m becoming quite a fan of Dulwich – it’s quite hip and likely to be up and coming. If I had some money that wasn’t earmarked for camera gear maybe I’d buy an ‘investment property’ in this very block!

alistairUnder the line
Cyberpunk - Canary Wharf

More Cyberpunk – London

There can’t be many places in the world that are as versatile to photograph as London. Despite my love for the Cyberpunk genre and moody photographs, I’ve spent woefully little time in Canary Wharf. Here is a shot of Canada Square; I hope William Gibson would be proud!

alistairMore Cyberpunk – London