London at Night

Today I would like to share yet another image from my recent trip to London. It shows Millenium Bridge and St. Paul’s cathedral late at night.

In this case, as almost in case of all my night HDR photos, I used Exposure Fusion to achieve the most natural effect possible (and to avoid amplifying any potential noise).

If you would like to learn more about Exposure Fusion, read my tutorial about it:

http://hdr-photographer.com/hdr-tutorial-exposure-fusion/

Kegon Falls

Taking photo and post-processing

As I didn’t have tripod with me (I was travelling very light this time) I had to use environment to my advantage. What I did was to put camera on a railing and use timer to release the camera. And so even without tripod I took a decent image.

As for the adjustments, I quickly fixed white balance and then loaded my 3 exposures into Photomatix Pro 5 where I used Fusion/Interior processing method with default settings. After that I reopened the image in Photoshop where I cropped the image (as I didn’t like that blank space on top) and did some minor adjustments using ON1 Effects 10 plugin (to slightly improve color saturation and contrast).

CAMERA: Sony NEX-6 (read my review)

LENS: Sony 10-18 f/4

FOCAL LENGTH: 18 mm

APERTURE: f/8.0

EXPOSURE: 15 s

ISO: 200

NUMBER OF EXPOSURES: 3

E.V. STEP: 2.0 EV

FLASH: no

TRIPOD: yes

FILTERS: n/a

TECHNIQUE: Exposure Fusion

SOFTWARE: Photomatix Pro 5 (Fusion/Interior), Photoshop CC, ON1 Effects 10

2017-03-16T09:53:22+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Posted in: london|