The City by Night – Partie UN!


After two weeks of photographic impotence, I knew I was wasting time and decided to go on a photowalk around London Bridge/Tower Hill. See, I work in LDN bridge and see these sights everyday from one side of the river and I often wonder what it looks like from the other side. It would be unforgivable If I didn’t attempt to capture those sights that grace my eyes everyday.

Tower Bridge on a saturday night (or shud I say afternoon, it was 4h30 when I started, bloomin daylight savings). Place was filled with tourists and I happened to be sporting a lo-hawk(a low mohawk, yes I’m handy with a hair clapper) which I used to scare them and their kids.Mrahahaahaaa. I picked this shot because I thought the headlight glare and reflections on passers-by, gave it a sort of 3D look.

I liked the view framed by the constructicon(see:transfomers) on the right and the castle on the left, wall of buildings in front, feels like they’re all encasing a big patch of green.

Above left:I just liked the Crane looking like its standing over The Shard. Above right:That’s the closest thing to Optimus Prime i’ve seen in real life. Again, color/contrast. I hope you’re vieweing this on a decent screen as my laptop screen is kinda low res compared to my camera’s lcd itself. The crispness of the colors can only really be seen on an HD screen(sadly I’m too lazy to connect my cam to my tv).

On this one it took me a while to decide how much foliage I wanted in the frame and I decided to let it reach half the upper frame as the color complements the image and helps create contrast and depth.

These are cheap shots in a way, I’ve seen these hundreds of times in magazines and wanted to re-create my own. I afforded me the opportunity to muck around with the shutter speed so yay, learned something new. I lke the ghostly look, I gotta try Bokeh and other light effects very soon. The cool thing with these is that it can be easily done in the comfort of my room.

The empty bit on the river bank to the right really draws me into this shot, like I could swim out the water, get on the bank, walk along it to this mysterious city full of lights.

See that gate beneath the bridge, me wants to open it. I dunno why I took this shot anymore…maybe I just liked the over/under ground look.

This shot evokes Gotham city to me, if you don’t know what Gotham City is then please…just…go find out 🙂 I can totally imagine the batmobile or ‘tumbler’ riding past these lights and perhaps the batwing flying past Wayne Tower. This is also kindof a research shot for a film treatment that I wrote a few months ago. I’m definitely using this shot when the film gets made.

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