A couple of weeks ago I got back from a short business trip to the UK and Paris. I had been asked to present at a conference in Cambridge so it was really nice to have had the opportunity to go over. It had been 17 years since I had last visited those shores and back then the only camera I had was an incredibly basic film camera. You can imagine how excited I was to be heading back with my DSLR, three lenses, filter and tripod.
The photo’s I’m posting tonight could probably be described as the typical ‘postcard’ type shots. With only 10 days spread between London, Cambridge and Paris, all I really did was visit the familiar tourist sights. Having said that, it was still an amazing time and I really enjoyed seeing many of these places again.
You’ll recognise that the photo’s with Big Ben are all 3 bracket HDR images. The shots of the London Eye are just single exposures. What surprised (and aggravated) me was the fact that you weren’t allowed to set up a tripod along the boardwalk leading up to the London Eye. Consequently, the shots of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from across the water were all taken handheld. The rest of these shots were done using the tripod though.
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Canon 7D | EF 24-105L & EFS 10-22 | Handheld & tripod | Post: Photomatix (for HDR images) and finished in Lightroom 5
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