London Barbican

London Barbican
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euamiera June 23, 2016
jrhudson June 23, 2016
Awesome photo!
drommens July 16, 2016
Wow, I love the lighting in this photo.
marciosuster February 01, 2018
Thanks all of you for the comments
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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken in London, more precisely between Clerkenwell and Barbican, the towers in the background are part of The Barbican Estate, an upscale residential complex of around 2,000 flats, maisonettes, and houses.The Barbican Complex is a prominent example of British brutalist architecture, as architectural photographer and brutalism admirer, from time to time I spend many hours photographing this concrete beast.
Was December late afternoon, was a very cold day, after spend few hour waking around and shooting The Barbican Complex and was going home when I decided to take one more picture.
Nothing special, the photo was taken at the dusk so the I could capture a bit of natural light and loads of artificial lights what gave a lot of movement to the picture.
Camera Nikon D800 , lens Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED Tilt and Shift
The first idea was to take the photo of The Barbican Complex, then I looked through the viewfinder and stated to incorporate more elements to the composition as the curved building at the left-hand side, dropped the shot speed then picture started to come more alive the interaction between the natural light and the artificial played part, the lights in the apartments gave life to the buildings and light of the cars and the bus give the movement and the urban sense.
Yes I did, I did process as RGB so I could have more options to play with the tone in Photoshop, corrected the verticals, brought some details from shadows and highlights.
In my camera bag
I try to keep my bag light, usually I pack Canon 5D IV, Canon TS E 24mm F/3.5, Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 and a very heavy Manfrotto tripod.
To capture a similar image first you need to understand the technical side of it, then find a subject and experiment, think, add and remove elements form your composition play with aperture and shot speed once you have your composition and your camera set , be patience and wait for right moment.

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