Bart_Sliwecki
Bart_Sliwecki

Buildings and Bridges



Found this eerie alley right next to the Thames river coastline. Near the Tower Bridge.

Found this eerie alley right next to the Thames river coastline. Near the Tower Bridge.
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Squig
 
Squig December 01, 2016
Wonderful depth in this capture. Great shot!
Bart_Sliwecki
Bart_Sliwecki December 15, 2016
Thank you :)
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden January 14, 2017
Congratulations on your People's Choice Challenge Win!
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David_Blakley_Photography January 26, 2017
Isn't this in the London Docklands? There is another photo in my challenge you entered this image in that looks similar. Just comparing for the voting aspect.

Behind The Lens

Location
I found this awsome location at Butler's Warf, in London. I was experimenting with the wider angle lenses. In this case, it was 18 mm. We were walking arround London with my fiancee, looking for some great captures. At a certain point we got lost in some random alleys and then bam! We saw this beautiful tunnel of design history.
Time
Definetly my favourite image from my London trip. This was about 4 p.m. which seemed almost late at the time, but the sky still had some light in it for us. It was almost the end of our sightseeing trip arround the Thames river.
Lighting
The fun thing about this photo is that I did nothing to improve the lighting. The natural lighbox was provided to me by the milky layer of white clouds. The white buildings in the distance made it seem as if the end of the alley was also lit up more than the beginning.
Equipment
I myself am a Nikoneer, so the tool was of course my one and only Nikon D7000. The choice of lens was the standard kit 18-105mm f3,5-5,6. Handheld of course.
Inspiration
Like I said before, along with my fiancee, we were looking for untypical scenery within London. We weren't interested in the landmarks, as we have seen them many times over. This time we wanted to find some architectual pearls such as this one. I doubt many tourists visist these places, which makes them even more magical.
Editing
My postprocessing was quite simple, as I developed the .NEF (raw) files for the b&w effect. I focused on the top to bottom lighting, as not to over do it. I repeated this process a few times to a point in which I was satified with the result.
In my camera bag
If I was an archer, my bow would be named Nikon D7000, and my quilt would hold two types of arrows; bodkin (35 mm prime f1.8 Nikkor ) and broadhead (18-105 mm f3,5-5,6 Nikkor). Once a while, I would bring my trusty horse along ( cheap tripod), but only in certain cases. I dont really use fireworks (flash) for my shootings, because I try to use the natural setup.
Feedback
If you plan on capturing interesting architecture, get lost! Literally! Visit a large urban area and explore the deep crevices, dark alleys, and strange neighborhoods and I guarentee you will find something intruiging, if not beautiful. Have an open mind, do not follow standard schematics (ofcourse follow the rules of photography). Also, dont be afraid to use your standard kit lenses, unless you can afford the higher grade ones. Also, keep in mind what you want to capture. If you can't decide, do a set. This means that you capture the general scene with wide angle, capture a detail with prime, and then do a crazy one from a crazy perspective (from the eyes of a frog, upsidedown, birds eye, all the likes!). And remember, this is just for fun, don't get mad if you can't find the perfect shot!

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