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London Skyline

London Skyline

London Skyline

I took this image of the London skyline from Alexandra Palace in September 2012. It caught my eye because I saw the Shard which had only recently been completed.
The original raw image was processed in Lightroom, cropped to a wider aspect ratio and converted to black and white. I also had to raise the shadow detail a bit and cut the highlights to get a bit of detail in the sky and clouds. I deliberately kept the horizon low in the image to emphasise  the sky.

I think the black and white processing gives the image more impact than the original colour image and the cropping obviously give a longer telephoto effect than I could achieve with the lens I had fitted.

Both the images are available in full size on my flickr photostream.

Details

Camera Pentax K-5
Lens Sigma 18-125mm HSM

About

I’m a software developer by profession but I’ve been taking pictures since I was about 8 years old. In that time I’ve owned cameras of all types and sizes from 120 roll film thro’ 35mm to my current Pentax K-5, Ricoh GXR + P10/S10/A12 28mm/A12 50mm, Canon S95 and recently acquired Sony NEX 6.

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