Big Ben, London. Fantastic subject. Photographed endless times. Here is a close up of the south face. Alternative architectural photography by me. Well someone has to do something different!!
We have all seen pictures of Big Ben. So many times. A wonderful structure, but over photographed. Not that this is anyone's fault. As I say a wonderful structure and I am proud that England has such world class landmarks.
But I want to produce something interesting. The same subject but done differently.
This is an old old picture of Big Ben I took some time ago. I took this image on my Canon 5D. At a focal length of 189mm on my Canon 70-200mm lens. Handheld capture of 113th second at F8, ISO800.
I sold this lens to help pay for a Canon 100-400mm lens, but sold that and bought myself back another 70-200mm F4L IS Lens. I didn't want the F2.8 lens as it is too heavy for my liking, and F4 is fine. No point having lots of gear if it all is so heavy you leave some behind.
This picture was taken in 2008. Such a long time ago!! I still have my Canon 5D, which I keep as a spare now that I have my 6D.
Talking of gear, which I wasn't, so please excuse me. I was out with my Canon 6D and 24-105mm lens, and was shocked to realize that I bought this lens in 2007. Next year it will be 10 years old! And still performing faultlessly, and still producing sharp images.
Incredible engineering by Canon if you think about it. This is my daily lens that lives on my camera and goes everywhere with me.
Back to the photo.
The edit is an old edit. The black and white conversion is new, using the much liked by me Nik Silver Efex Pro.
This is what I did to this old image in Nik.
Preset - Full Dynamic Harsh
Again. That's all. Easy when you know how! Thanks for reading this post, and pop back to my blog tomorrow for a change in direction for the subject matter of my posts.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
15th August 2016