September 2021 Winner - Long Exposure

iandrews

Well-known Member
HDR photo merge of 3 photos.


London Sunset
by iWanders, on Flickr

Camera: Canon 600D
Focal Length: 20mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/8

Photo 1: (for Sky)
Shutter Speed: 4 Secs

Photo 2: (for building / lights)
Shutter Speed: 10 Secs

Photo 3: (for foreground)
Shutter Speed: 30 Secs
 

Marika

Well-known Member
Gorgeous shot. I guess the starburst lights give away the long exposure. My life has gone in cycles. I used to hate cities, then moved into one and fell in love with skylines, now I'm leaning more towards just treelines again. But I guess there could be worse views than this where they are both kind of combined.
 

iandrews

Well-known Member
Gorgeous shot. I guess the starburst lights give away the long exposure. My life has gone in cycles. I used to hate cities, then moved into one and fell in love with skylines, now I'm leaning more towards just treelines again. But I guess there could be worse views than this where they are both kind of combined.

Thanks, lived in London for about 19 years now. Always around the docklands area, so have had the river nearby for some lovely views. Live in Greenwich now, and with the Park, and Blackheath its quite green, and almost countryside like. In fact just today I got held up driving across Blackheath as about 40 geese were crossing the road!

I do like the view of London from Greenwich park, it's that contrasting green grass / trees against the city skyline.

The photo was taken about 7:55, so it was getting quite dark, that's why I needed the 30 second exposure to bring out the detail in the foreground otherwise I just had a mass of blackness, and you lost the contrasting factors of the tree against the city scape. However despite the long exposure(s) I was a little concerned that at first glance the photo didn't show it, so glad you mentioned the starburst.
 

JDR82

Well-known Member
Great image I really like it.

I would be curious to see it cropped up to just under that middle set of trees for a bit less foreground but keeping both the tree / city contrast.
 

Marika

Well-known Member
Great image I really like it.

I would be curious to see it cropped up to just under that middle set of trees for a bit less foreground but keeping both the tree / city contrast.

Would make a very striking panorama. So much so, it would be worth printing on a large canvas, if it was my shot :)
 

iandrews

Well-known Member
Great image I really like it.

I would be curious to see it cropped up to just under that middle set of trees for a bit less foreground but keeping both the tree / city contrast.

I did crop a bit out, but at the time I didn't want to take too much off, and make it look too stretched. However looking again, I agree that removing the bottom 1/4 does make it look more balanced.
 

1080 jawbreaker

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love a skyline and thats a belter 👍 went to New York a few years ago but by the end of the day we were that knackered from walking never got an evening skyline shot. Its still on the Bucket list 🙃
 

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