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Old 10th November 2013
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Millennium Bridge (part 2)

Good morning all,

Following on from Anne`s thread the other day. Please find a few of mine taken on the same visit.

These were taken with the E5 12-60 with the Lee big Stopper.

It was a good afternoon and nice to be able to chat with a fellow member instead of on my lonesome as I am most of the time when in the city for work.

Looking forward to our next meet up .



While I was waiting for Anne to arrive I decided to have a play with the London Eye but a long exposure here gives it a sense of speed.



As Anne had said I was initially stood at the side of the bridge (we thought we ought to let the public have a bit of the walkway) Selected this on because you can see the ghostly walkers a bit clearer and I thought it would add atmosphere in Mono.



This was taken stood at the side of Anne as the amount of people had quieten down a little.

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Re: Millennium Bridge (part 2)

Nice shots.

You have a distinct blue cast in both colour shots, which is fine if you put it there in PP. But if you didn't, your white balance needs to be adjusted in the camera...
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Re: Millennium Bridge (part 2)

I do like the London eye but makes me feel giddy. I like the way the pods appear motion blurred rather than not there at all. I thought the eye rotated continuously but it must have stopped to create this effect. Did all your pictures show this? Not sure where the blue colour cast comes from?

For me I think Anne has the millennium bridge nailed because of her symmetry and vivid colours, sorry Ian. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Millennium Bridge (part 2)

love the consideration of all the elements associated with shutter speed
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Re: Millennium Bridge (part 2)

I love the London Eye with the long shutter speed effect. There is certainly a blue cast but in this picture there are plenty of white objects as a reference to use with the remove colour cast tool in Elements. However, I tried that to see what a difference it made and the result, although more accurate, is not nearly as attractive. Apart from moving the right hand slider in Levels inwards to meet the graph of the histogram I don't think it can be improved. The question is, why such a blue cast? It could be partially as a result of the long shutter speed, but digital sensors are not prone to reciprocity failure like film. It could also be a result of the ND filter, although if it is a Lee Big Stopper it should be pretty much neutral. In the shots of the Millenium Bridge the cast could be influenced by the glass, which if I remember right has a distinctive blue tone anyway, but this would not account for the cast in the Eye picture. Regardless of what caused this effect, I really like it and would class it as serendipity.
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Re: Millennium Bridge (part 2)

I like your London Eye, much easier to see now than on the back of the camera. It does give the effect of the wheel racing around though! And the shots of the Millennium Bridge turned out really well.

To be fair to Ian, I did have the middle spot with regards to symmetry
I had a definite blue cast to my images and tried setting both cloudy and auto with the WB to get rid if it when shooting. I only lost it in Lightroom when I changed from 'as shot' (5050) to 'auto' (7500). Bizarrely I was shooting on auto WB at the time.
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Re: Millennium Bridge (part 2)

Thanks for the comments. The blue cast puzzles me as sometimes it's there and another it's not. On viewing on the camera they were seriously blue. So I expected them to be a lot bluer. Like Anne has said we both tried different WB settings. So it gives me another excuse to play again next time down in the city.

It doesnt help me being colour blind with shades in colours.

We will see what happens next time I try long exposures.

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