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Europes tallest building, the Shard

Europes tallest building, the Shard
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3 Comments | Report
RayHill_Photography PRO
 
Amazing Shot
mrsvilkic
 
mrsvilkic Mar 02
The colors, composition ust a joy.
larryplatner PRO
 
larryplatner Mar 02
Thanks
Rayhill mrsvilkic for the comments

Behind The Lens

Location
The Shard is Europe's tallest building, situatied on the Thames in London.
Time
It was mid-day.
Lighting
The cloud cover made for a more even light with the sun peeking through just enough to highlight to the buildings.
Equipment
I have a Canon 700D with a 20-135mm lens. I used a tripod and a ND filter to take a timelapse in order to smooth out the water and clouds.
Inspiration
The Shard is an impressive building but difficult to shoot due to its height. I've tried many diifferent views but always the height of the Shard made for awkward photos. Walking along the Thames opposite it I came upon this triangle abstract work of art situation on top of a spiral staircase. Using it helped to frame the Shard and give some balance to the photo. The spiral staircase added foreground and somewhat of a lead into the photo. All in all I like the shapes, the mix of tirangles and rectangles.
Editing
I did a fair bit of dodge and burn to improve the contrast and foucs the eye on the Shard and its adjacent buildings.
In my camera bag
I have my Canon 700D, a sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens, a canon 20-135mm zoom lens, three ND filters, 2,6, and 10 stop and a 2 stop soft graduated filter.
Feedback
Cloudy days are actually a good time to shoot city scapes. For one you have a sky with texture and interest and it allows you in post processing to enhance the lighting to get more contrast and interest in the shot. Also as you can see from my equipment, you don't need top of the range equipment to get a good shot. A composition is a must and with photoshop you can turn it into a great photo.

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