Angels Don't Need Bridges
New Lease of Life
My 'new lease of life' concept means that every Friday, I'm going to repost an old photograph to the top of my photostream. If you've seen it before and didn't like it, sorry about this. If you've seen it before and did like it, then you may feast your eyes again. If you haven't seen it, then here is your chance to see select older works from me.
This shot was taken and processed about two weeks after I took up photography, but looking back, I still quite like it! The HDR is perhaps on the strong side, but that adds to the look. Maybe one day I'll reprocess this shot and see what I can do these days.
Since then, this image has been picked up by Getty, so if you want a copy, you'll have to buy it off them.
I wanted to get a slightly less done version of the Millennium Bridge, so I was going to do an underneath shot. After going out to the side, I quite likedt he way the suspension arms almost matched the shape of St Paul's Cathedral. I attached my Gorillapod to the railing by The Thames (keeping the strap around my neck!) Just as I had set up, a plane flew into shot and started turning. I like the fact that this trail of light seems to be circling around the cathedral and even though I'm an atheist, I'm willing to believe in angels for the sake of artistic licence...
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Canon EOS 500D / ISO 100 / f/7.1 / 18-55mm @ 18mm / 20 seconds 0EV, 5 seconds -2EV, 30 seconds +2EV