The next image in my series of black and white architectural photography is a photo of Tower Bridge viewed from the Shard at twilight.
A picture of a great London scene from a fantastic high viewpoint
This is what I did to the edited image below to produce this black and white image.
Full Spectrim Inverse preset
Highlights -100 to get rid of the reflections at the top
Dynamic brightness 21
Yellow colour filter
vignette lens fall off 1
Then in Lightroom wanted to do a couple more things,
Firstly I brightenend the centre of the image, and then painted clarity -100 on the River Thames to smooth it out!
Here is that colour edited image I worked on to produce the black and white image.
And finally the RAW image.
I was going to produce a black and white version of one of the buildings I have photographed in London.
This is after all meant to be all about my black and white architectural photography collection.
But when I was browsing though my collection of pictures of London and came across this photograph taken from the public viewing floor in the spectacular London Shard. And I thought, hmmm, why not try this image? So I did.
I have not seen that many black and white cityscapes, so this to me is a nice change from the norm, a black and white version of what must be one of the most popular viewpoints in London.
And one of the most photographed I would imagine.
So today I am posting a black and white cityscape image, with Tower Bridge the centre of attention, but so much more around this world famous London landmark.
I like this image as a cityscape image should pop, and this one does. There is lots of detail, highlights, shadows, contrast and content.
I like this image a lot, more than the colour image above.
Processing this image has reminded me that I want to be able to dedicate some time in the future to photographing some London landmarks – this is high up on my photography bucket list!
So after all this London talk tomorrow I will be writing about an image from closer to home, Bournemouth no less.
This process of producing 12 black and white architectural photography images has opened up new ideas and directions for me which is always exciting. I find that the more I concentrate on one particular thing the better the results and the more other stuff that arises out of what I am doing giving me even more to do!