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London, Millenium Bridge



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nandicmb
 
nandicmb September 11, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in City Bridges Photo Contest!!

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken from the South Bank of the River Thames, London. I loved this viewpoint with the bridge leading the eye towards the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Time
It was just before 2pm in the afternoon, the whole of the South Bank was jammed packed full of tourists, no tripod could be used safely.
Lighting
As it was early afternoon, the sun was still quite high in the sky. Luckily there were some very nice cloud formations that day and I waited until the sun disappeared behind one of the formations. I'd always had this image in my mind as a black and white image so I wasn't too bothered about the harshness of the light. The clouds just worked as a wonderful soft box for me.
Equipment
Shot on a Canon 5D mk III with a 24-70 f/2.8 L mk II lens. No other equipment.
Inspiration
I saw the bridge initially from my hotel room. I was staying in the Shard hotel. I liked the fact St. Paul's Cathedral was in the background as you shot across the river. I also wanted to have a few shots of London to put in my gallery.
Editing
All post processing was done in Lightroom. As the image was going to be a black and white image I concentrated mainly on balancing the tones in the image.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D mk III (although I have just received my 5DsR). A selection of lenses from wide angle through to telephoto. I mainly use Canon professional L series lenses.
Feedback
Don't be afraid to play around with your viewpoint, take multiple shots. In busy areas leave the tripod in your bag, you don't want to get sued by anybody who says you injured them or get your shot ruined by someone knocking it!!!

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