BlacksmithPro Photography

August 22, 2017

Cathedral & Brickwork

Filed under: HDRs, Victoria — Tags: , , — BlacksmithPro @ 09:36

Once I’ve sold my old gear and procured the 20mm Nikon lens I have my eye on, I’m returning to Westminster Cathedral to get a nice wide shot of it that I can’t get with my current 50mm because it’s a gorgeous building. It has a larger foot print than you’d think from the front of it but like the Tower of London, many more modern buildings have been erected around and too close to it which encroaches and makes shooting it rather limiting. The second building was formerly Caxton Hall and is located behind a large post office on Victoria Street. It is incredibly red as you can see but has so many variant shades and intricate stone masonry work so when spotted, I had to grab a quick shot (another for a return trip to capture the entire in one shot).

August 19, 2017

Glassfront, Shade & Framed

Filed under: HDRs — Tags: , , , — BlacksmithPro @ 10:12

Just some quickies who’s cloud depth came out particularly glorious. First shot is the spire again from further down the river and includes HMS Belfast in the bottom right corner. Second is a lovely shaded tree line in Green Park which me and Flitz walked through to get to Buckingham Palace and the last is also from the park looking up over the tree line foliage.

August 14, 2017

Dark Skies Over The Bank & The Bridge

Filed under: Bank, HDRs, Tower Bridge — Tags: , , , — BlacksmithPro @ 13:36

Experiments continue both in camera and post processing with software. Used an old favourite for these two, Photomatix Pro rather than Aurora HDR as the latter really can’t handle highlight information as well as the former, to the point where the brightest images from a bracketed set have to be omitted from the batch you import if you’re to make a workable image at all (something that really needs improving imo). Photomatix simply handles this much better and has the ability to inherently create that “look” I love HDR for so much, which is texture which can add so much additional depth to what is already a 2D medium.

These were taken while out and about sight seeing with Flitz. We travelled to Bank station and then walked through to get to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

August 5, 2017

Flitz & The Fountain

Filed under: HDRs — Tags: , — BlacksmithPro @ 02:18

Friend of mine from Oklahoma flew over for a visit, see some sights and stay with me in London for two days of his trip. So we did, went down to Tower Bridge/Tower of London then across town to the palace, parliament and the London Dungeon so we could laugh at their prices for entry and say, no thanks (more like, fuck that!). Still getting the grips of changes and finding my sweet spot to return to HDR with the new cam (not to mention software changes) but normal stills are still glorious looking. More to come from this day but for now, here’s my Fabulous friend Flitz and a lovely fountain from Trafalgar’s Square.

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